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Advice, America, and Children: Shakira 14 mins . The recent ban on Muslims entering the U.S. proposed by Donald Trump and currently being reviewed in courts has ignited cries of resistance from both within the U.S. and abroad. l'd like to take a minute, with your indulgence, to add my voice to the heap. Because this is not just a U.S. issue. This is a human issue that has implications for all of us; American and non-American citizens like myself. Persecution against any group for religious beliefs or race is illegal and unconstitutional in the U.S. Period This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees -this is an attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in need of protection. Right now, worldwide, 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. Children know no nations and no borders; those who survive will grow up to follow the lead of those who take them in. Do we show them love and acceptance? Or allow them to fend for themselves, vulnerable to guerrilla groups that will only teach them to perpetuate this cycle of violence? We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise of "protecting our people." If we accept blanket targeting towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority groups won't be far behind, whether it's by closing borders to other supposed "dangerous" groups or trampling their human rights in other ways. Muslims are our people. They are human beings with children, needs and dreams like the rest of us. Not all Muslims are terrorists, and by the way, not all terrorists are Muslims. Latinos are our people. They don't come to "steal jobs" _ they come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has always prided itself on representing: opportunities. They are a huge part of the workforce that has contributed to making America the great country it is today African Americans are our people. After enduring centuries of oppression and the countless human atrocities that were committed against them, after fighting for civil rights, it's devastating that racial profiling is still happening and their civil liberties are still being threatened. I could go on naming groups ad infinitum, but the point is, we shouldn't be singling out aroups and differentiating themm by race, class or religion, because according to the Constitution, all of that is irrelevant to their rights as a citizen. Anybody who goes to the U.S. and chooses to raise that flag and uphold those principles is "our people." Thanks to social networks, we all have a platform to use our voice today. For every post l see with hateful language, I see others that lift my spirits and reassure me that we haven't totally lost our way. Lawyers in airports offering free counsel to refugees, New Yorkers banding together on the subway to erase neo-Nazi vandalism, doctors volunteering their time to give free advice to women that need it, and citizen activists marching for equal rights for all. Let's keep tipping the scales in favor of "liberty and justice for all," keep using our voices to lift up others and speak out for those whose voices have been stripped from them. I applaud all of you who have spoken out against the ban keep up the good fight and never back down. shakisabell: Shakira’s article from TIME http://time.com/4665295/shakira-donald-trump-ban/ Shakira is so eloquent. An incomparable, caring star.
Advice, America, and Children: Shakira
 14 mins .
 The recent ban on Muslims entering the U.S. proposed by
 Donald Trump and currently being reviewed in courts has
 ignited cries of resistance from both within the U.S. and
 abroad. l'd like to take a minute, with your indulgence, to
 add my voice to the heap. Because this is not just a U.S.
 issue. This is a human issue that has implications for all of
 us; American and non-American citizens like myself.
 Persecution against any group for religious beliefs or race is
 illegal and unconstitutional in the U.S. Period
 This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees -this is an
 attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in
 need of protection. Right now, worldwide, 28 million children
 have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by
 violence and terror. Children know no nations and no
 borders; those who survive will grow up to follow the lead of
 those who take them in. Do we show them love and
 acceptance? Or allow them to fend for themselves,
 vulnerable to guerrilla groups that will only teach them to
 perpetuate this cycle of violence?
 We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred
 creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise
 of "protecting our people." If we accept blanket targeting
 towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority
 groups won't be far behind, whether it's by closing borders
 to other supposed "dangerous" groups or trampling their
 human rights in other ways.
 Muslims are our people. They are human beings with
 children, needs and dreams like the rest of us. Not all
 Muslims are terrorists, and by the way, not all terrorists are
 Muslims.

 Latinos are our people. They don't come to "steal jobs" _
 they come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for
 themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has
 always prided itself on representing: opportunities. They are
 a huge part of the workforce that has contributed to making
 America the great country it is today
 African Americans are our people. After enduring centuries
 of oppression and the countless human atrocities that were
 committed against them, after fighting for civil rights, it's
 devastating that racial profiling is still happening and their
 civil liberties are still being threatened.
 I could go on naming groups ad infinitum, but the point is,
 we shouldn't be singling out aroups and differentiating themm
 by race, class or religion, because according to the
 Constitution, all of that is irrelevant to their rights as a
 citizen. Anybody who goes to the U.S. and chooses to raise
 that flag and uphold those principles is "our people."
 Thanks to social networks, we all have a platform to use our
 voice today. For every post l see with hateful language, I see
 others that lift my spirits and reassure me that we haven't
 totally lost our way. Lawyers in airports offering free counsel
 to refugees, New Yorkers banding together on the subway
 to erase neo-Nazi vandalism, doctors volunteering their
 time to give free advice to women that need it, and citizen
 activists marching for equal rights for all.
 Let's keep tipping the scales in favor of "liberty and justice
 for all," keep using our voices to lift up others and speak out
 for those whose voices have been stripped from them. I
 applaud all of you who have spoken out against the ban
 keep up the good fight and never back down.
shakisabell:

Shakira’s article from TIME http://time.com/4665295/shakira-donald-trump-ban/

Shakira is so eloquent. An incomparable, caring star.

shakisabell: Shakira’s article from TIME http://time.com/4665295/shakira-donald-trump-ban/ Shakira is so eloquent. An incomparable, caring...

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Community, Internet, and Racism: queerwitchqueenofcolor: so here it is the official flag for QPOC that i designed. please share this lets flood the internet with this. the mainstream LGBTQIA+ media know that we are Queer People of Color and we demand visibility. we demand the right to control our own narratives we aren’t just here to fulfill your racial quota so that you can feel good about your selves. we are sick of being marginalized and trivialized. We are sick of your rampant racism. we are sick of your constant white washing. we are sick of being silenced.. we are more than just some kinky thing that you can try once. we are more than “thugs” your “latin papis” your “spicy latinas” or any of the other shit you want us to be. we are sick of being oversexualized we are more than your “exotic little play things”. the QPOC design show cases all the skin tones of Queer people of color from the lightest (north Asians and biracial people not white people) to the darkest it also show cases the power fist used in both the Black Power and Chicano Power movements this is symbolic of the unity we all have as Queer people of Color throughout the LGBTQIA+ community. please share this throughout your social media. contact me if you want the original high res file. @puto-loco @kingsleyyy @kh2rac @softwhorecore @bearsofcolor @blackgaysexycouple @theapatheticstag @ibarelyknow @foxtial
Community, Internet, and Racism: queerwitchqueenofcolor:

so here it is the official flag for QPOC that i designed. please share this lets flood the  internet with this. the mainstream LGBTQIA+ media know that we are Queer People of Color and we demand visibility. we demand the right to control our own narratives we aren’t just here to fulfill your racial quota so that you can feel good about your selves. we are sick of being marginalized and trivialized. We are sick of your rampant racism. we are sick of your constant white washing. we are sick of being silenced.. we are more than just some kinky thing that you can try once. we are more than “thugs” your “latin papis” your “spicy latinas” or any of the other shit you want us to be. we are sick of being oversexualized  we are more than your “exotic little play things”. the QPOC design show cases all the skin tones of Queer people of color from the lightest (north Asians and biracial people not white people) to the darkest it also show cases the power fist used in both the Black Power and Chicano Power movements this is symbolic of the unity we all have as Queer people of Color  throughout the LGBTQIA+ community. 
 please share this throughout your social media.
contact me if you want the original high res file. @puto-loco @kingsleyyy @kh2rac @softwhorecore @bearsofcolor @blackgaysexycouple @theapatheticstag @ibarelyknow @foxtial

queerwitchqueenofcolor: so here it is the official flag for QPOC that i designed. please share this lets flood the internet with this. the...