What I do:
What I wish I could do:
At my college Ive seen people who come to class in BDSM gear, Furry outfits,...
inner moroccan in me judging the shit out of anyone who uses mint for anything other than tea
demonize poor people for wanting to terminate pregnancy they can’t afford
demonize poor mothers for applying for government assistance to raise the child they didn’t want because they couldn’t afford it by referring to them as “welfare queens”
I like this meme.
Typical Rush. What else can I say at this point?
White privilege is the assumption that only lazy, never-employed drug abusers use food stamps.
Mod note: Fun fact: more white people are on welfare than black people.
The Arab Spring shattered everything that I thought I knew about the Arab world. As unrest broke out in the region, and regimes fell, I realised how little I knew. As a Palestinian-American, it has been routine to reference my heritage, from explaining why I do not look like Princess Jasmine, or distancing myself from suicide bombers. The politics of the land of my parents always frustrated me, and I suppose what I understood was mostly gleaned from exhausted conversations overheard in our home or headlines.
To my shock, even though I proved to know very little about what caused the Arab Spring, many seemed to automatically think that the first half of my hyphenated identity automatically made me an authority on the region. While I feel tied to and interested in the struggle for change across the Middle East and North Africa, this is not my Arab Spring.