The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)
I worked full-time all summer and did photography gigs on the side, and for the first time, I was able to pay my tuition in full by myself. Forfeiting my earnings was an awesome but bittersweet feeling.
Then today, I got a notification that I had received a refund to my account. I logged in and found out that I’ve mysteriously been awarded a full scholarship by the school of architecture for the remainder of my degree, meaning it’s all sitting back in da bank account, which is an even better feeling $$$$$
"The great-great grandchildren of my mother have lost their [Palestinian] grandmother, three uncles, an aunt and a cousin at the hands of the Israeli army. Their family apartment building in Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza was bombed on July 20 from an Israeli F16, turning the four story building to rubble, leaving every single family member inside it dead. … For me to hold on to the honour granted by the State of Israel, under these circumstances, will be both an insult to the memory of my courageous mother who risked her life and that of her children fighting against suppression and for the preservation of human life as well as an insult to those in my family, four generations on, who lost no less than six of their relatives in Gaza at the hands of the State of Israel."
Zanoli, an attorney by profession, heard about the killing of the Ziadah family from his niece. As a way of expressing his shock and pain, he decided to return the medal and certificate that were awarded to him and his mother (posthumously) as Righteous Among the Nations. Because of his age and poor health, he did not do so in person, but sent them by messenger to the Israeli Embassy in The Hague – the same place where he received them in an official ceremony three years ago.
His letter is really worth reading in full.
"I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist, racist capitalist dogs like Ronald Reagan, who come right out and let you know where they’re from. And on the opposite end, you have the left, who are supposed to be committed to justice, equality, and human rights. And somewhere between these two points is the liberal. As far as I’m concerned, ‘liberal’ is the most meaningless word in the dictionary. History has shown me that as long as some white middle class people can live high on the hog, take vacations to Europe, send their children to private schools, and the reap the benefits of their white skin privileges, then they are ‘liberals’. But when times get hard and money gets tight, they pull off that liberal mask and you think you’re talking to Adolf Hitler. They feel sorry for the so-called underprivileged just as long as they can maintain their own privileges."
Assata Shakur (via basednkrumah)
Just so you know…
Police chief prolly passed a kidney stone after she said that. Mother fucker.
"im your state senator"
THEY. GASSED. THE. SENATOR.
WHAT DID I SAY
I WAS JUST SAYING EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. MILITARIZATION OF BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES, G4S, PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, POLICE BRUTALITY, THEY TRAIN SOME SECTIONS OF THE NYPD IN RAMALLAH EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.
are you surprised? i’m not
thanks guys but LITERALLY NONE OF YOU ARE ANY HELP LOL >:|
I love going to the eye doctor’s tbh because the entire store is so invested in my decisions. This is partly because apparently the opticians get super excited when someone goes for the funkiest frames, and partly because I am literally blind — so blind that I can’t even see my face in the mirror — and I need all the help I can get so that I don’t walk out looking like a douchebag. Last time I was there, it was a team effort between six people to choose the frames that I’ve now had for four years, which have become my “”“signature”“” architect spectacles. So. I’m looking for a spare. a b c or d
The LP’s much more of a grower than her EPs were, but once it sinks in, man.
over 30 people have liked/reblogged this since tumblr took it down lol do any of you even press play
"[P]erhaps the most absurd stance I have heard is the “I am pro-peace” line, as if to suggest those actively working for justice are consequently “pro-war.” How can one be “pro-peace” when their refusal to act only reaffirms oppression? There is no way to sit comfortably “on the fence” when your tuition money profits off the occupation. Without divesting, students are actively complicit. Equally problematic, the “both sides are at fault” argument asserts that because both Israelis and Palestinians have committed acts of violence, each should be condemned equally. Even if the death toll for Palestinians and Israelis were equal, the death toll does not serve as the ultimate scoreboard of morality. For the record, they’re clearly not: Twice as many Palestinians have been killed over the last 24 hours in Gaza than all projectiles fired have killed Israelis in 13 years. The toll does not account for the creation of the largest modern refugee population, the 50+ laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel, the blockade on Gaza, the military occupation and the resulting electricity shortages, checkpoints, settlement expansions, home demolitions, etc. Nuance, in this case, only absolves the individual of having to work towards a feasible solution, a form of intellectual laziness, at best."
lol got a copyright infringement notice. what kind of fuckboy goes around monitoring tumblr blogs for music???