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I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

coming up next on white people solve racism

muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

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It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?

She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

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inmensus:

now i’ve got you in my space
i won’t let go of you
got you shackled in my embrace
i’m latching on to you

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destrosam:

If you lick it, it will cum. 👅 @ewokgia lol

destrosam:

If you lick it, it will cum. 👅 @ewokgia lol

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You are the sweetest thing I’ve ever known. I love you more than I love pizza and chocolate chip cookies. You are the first thought I have when I wake up. I always thought myself unattainable but something about you caught my eye. I must’ve been the way you speak when you’re telling me some crazy shit that happened with you and your friends. You tend to move your hands a lot and and speak from the side of your mouth. I swear we met in the most memorable and hilarious way. Shit, a fucking teen bash my nigga! My first at that. It amazes me how you can remember the exact outfit I was wearing when all I can remember was you asking me to dance.  Our first kiss was sloppy and quick. The first time we had sex was in a bathroom at a house party. The first I love you was  after one of those drunken nights we’d have at brixx. Our love was so unexpected by us but yet everyone else could clearly see it was there. Now the world will know of our love this Saturday. And I couldn’t be more excited cos I’ll be yours forever and you’ll be mine.

You are the sweetest thing I’ve ever known. I love you more than I love pizza and chocolate chip cookies. You are the first thought I have when I wake up. I always thought myself unattainable but something about you caught my eye. I must’ve been the way you speak when you’re telling me some crazy shit that happened with you and your friends. You tend to move your hands a lot and and speak from the side of your mouth. I swear we met in the most memorable and hilarious way. Shit, a fucking teen bash my nigga! My first at that. It amazes me how you can remember the exact outfit I was wearing when all I can remember was you asking me to dance. Our first kiss was sloppy and quick. The first time we had sex was in a bathroom at a house party. The first I love you was after one of those drunken nights we’d have at brixx. Our love was so unexpected by us but yet everyone else could clearly see it was there. Now the world will know of our love this Saturday. And I couldn’t be more excited cos I’ll be yours forever and you’ll be mine.

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i-ran-over-oprah:

my kind of glory hole

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NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 
NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 
Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

NYC is so extra. I don’t understand how anyone from up top can complain about anything down south when y’all have to put up with this shit daily. I am so fearful of being black while having to exist in NY.

brownglucose:

hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 

NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 

Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

NYC is so extra. I don’t understand how anyone from up top can complain about anything down south when y’all have to put up with this shit daily. I am so fearful of being black while having to exist in NY.

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