9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

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Petition to Kill Katy Perry’s Career








Where’s the petition tho

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What’s it like to work alongside so many other women of color?

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The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space»

if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face

*gets out of face*

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McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

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I sent you an ask roughly a year ago basically saying that this blog disgusted me you're being racist to white people [insert internalized racism here] ect. A year later, I finally get it. It took a lot of reading, a lot of research, a lot of following social justice blogs but I. Get. It. To everyone who doesn't get it, this is SO. DEEP. You HAVE to do research to fully understand, you have to immerse yourself in it and you have to think outside of everything society has ever taught you.


I think this is an example of why it’s annoying when people demand answers to questions about racism - especially broad questions that can’t be easily answered without a lot of background. If you genuinely want to challenge your beliefs and learn, you’ll probably be like this person and do research on your own and realize that there is a lot more to social phenomena than you think




Thoughts on African American vernacular(@zellieimani)

think about this before you snarkily correct someone’s grammar or spelling

I tried to have this conversation with some old heads on facebook. they were not trying to receive any of it.

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All parents of color are inferior and backwards

Until its time to look for a nanny right

Then suddenly we are just fine to raise your kids for you


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stop enforcing the idea that u need 2 be in a relationship 2 be happy sometimes u just need more cereal

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  • White People: *back flips over actual KKK members*
  • White People: *moonwalks past real neo-nazi blogs*
  • White People: *goes into PoCs inbox*
  • White People: You're whats keeping racism alive





stop using “it’s just my opinion” to justify your bigotry.

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get into the habit of not assuming a person’s gender

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i hearted these two as a couple! even more than sinclaire and overton. 

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