July222014

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8PM
“When they ask me about my future wife, I always tell them that her eyes are the only Christmas lights that deserve to be seen all year long. I tell them that she has a walk that can make an atheist believe in God just long enough to say, ‘God damn’. I tell them that if my alarm clock sounded like her voice, my snooze button would collect dust. I tell them that if she came in a bottle, I would drink her until my vision is blurry and my friends take away my keys. I tell them that if she was a book, I would memorize her table of contents. I would read her, cover to cover, hoping to find typos, just so we could both have something to work on, because aren’t we all unfinished?” Rudy Francisco, A Lot Like You (via 5000letters)

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4PM

stylinfcuk:

laughing so hard because this is so accurate

(via justrandomthingsthatmakeyousmile)

1AM

projecthakeem:

I understand now. You let me break, just to fix me. You let me walk into the darkness, just to show me the light. You did it to show me that You are all I need.

Ya Allah, Ya Ar-Rahman, Ya As-Salam, Ya Al-Ghaffar, Ya Al-Wahhab, Ya Ar-Razzaq, Ya Al-Basit, Ya Al-Wadud, forgive me for ever doubting You.

 Mobeen Hakeem

(via coffeeandfaith)

12AM
“If power were never anything but repressive, if it never did anything but say no, do you really think one would be brought to obey it? What makes power hold good, what makes it accepted, is simply the fact that it doesn’t only weigh on us as a force that says no, but that it traverses and produces things, it induces pleasure, forms knowledge, produces discourse” Michel Foucault, Power/Knowledge p. 119 (via post-makhno)
12AM

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July212014

revolutionizethesoul:

Sometimes when I go back to the motherland, my cousins tell me,
‘I wish I were you’,
My heart fills with sorrow,
Thinking,
If only they knew what it feels like to be stripped from your roots.

(via hadeiadel)

11PM

أحْبَبتُكِ مُرغَماً
ليسَ لأنكِ الأجمل ، بل لأنكِ الأعمق
فعاشقُ الجمالِ فى العادةِ أحمق ..

I was compelled to love you
Not because you are the fairest, but because you are the deepest
For a lover of beauty is usually a fool

Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008) - A Palestinian poet and author
(via arabicquotes)

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July202014

“I still stand by most of the positions that I took when I was starting out. But when I re-read the articles I published then, I find the tone jarring, the confidence unearned, the lack of humility suspect.

Today, I am more skeptical of terms like “resistance,” “armed struggle” and “solidarity.” When I read these words, I want to ask: What do they actually mean, and what do they conceal? What do the people who use these words actually do? What does the word “resistance” mean if it can describe a Sunni-based insurgency against Bashar al-Assad and the Shiite-based insurgency in Lebanon that is fighting to crush that uprising? What ambitions, what goals, lie behind floating signifiers like “resistance”? What do those who hold up its banner hope to achieve? Mouloud Feraoun, an Algerian novelist who kept an extraordinary diary of the Algerian war before he was murdered by the OAS in 1962, put it well when he stated: “Sometimes you start asking yourself about the value of words, words that no longer make any sense. What is liberty, or dignity, or independence? Where is the truth, where is the lie, where is the solution?”

A writer’s job, I believe, is to ask these questions, even when—especially when—they are inconvenient. And the answers lie in the verbs, not the nouns. They lie in the distance, sometimes the chasm, between words and deeds.

Adam Shatz in Writers or Missionaries?  (via lilyjoon)

(via khaledcantfly)

8PM

As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians.

According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.

Ten myths about affirmative action (via linzyxxxxx)

This is EXTREMELY blatant on college campuses. The fact that these things need to be clarified is sad.

(via newwavefeminism)

Legacy is the real affirmative action…and yet we don’t see certain types of entitled people suing to dismantle that.

(via invisiblelad)

seriously though, where’s the poor white kid outrage over legacy admissions? or did you only learn to take your frustration out on people of color?

(via warcrimenancydrew)

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