Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Reading



The everyday terror of Islamophobia in America
by Sujay Kumar
When Tigani Mohamoud bought a fixer-upper house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he remembered an adage from Sudan: know your neighbors. He introduced himself.
Read More at Fusion


Nan-Hui Jo Released From Federal Custody | #StandWithNanHui
by Jenn Feng
Activists tell me that Nan-Hui Jo — the Korean survivor of domestic abuse who fled her abuser with her young daughter only to be arrested last year when she reentered the United States on a tourist visa and charged with child abduction — was released from federal detention pending possible deportation. After her first trial ended in a mistrial, Jo was convicted earlier this year and sentenced to time served, but was then immediately taken into ICE custody pending possible deportation.
Read More at Reappropriate


Why I’m Not Ready To Rule Out Suicide In the Case of Sandra Bland
by ray(nise) cange
I promised myself I wouldn’t watch the Sandra Bland video. I didn’t think my soul could handle it. I should have been more honest with myself when making that promise. I should have known that I would have to avoid Facebook because autoplay does not care about my mental health. I saw it playing and I clicked on it. And I heard a dialogue that made me weep.
Read More at Black Girl Dangerous


How My Attitude Towards Sex Evolved
by Catstello
Is it weird that I enjoy growing up? Because I really do, even at this age. When the going gets tough, I surprise and inspire myself by continuing to grow as a person.
Read More at Zusterschap


The mouth of truth
by Mary Beard
One of the strangest highlights of modern Rome is the Bocca della Verità in the porch of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. It is in fact a very posh and large ancient manhole cover, which sometime in the middle ages acquired a myth -- that anyone who told a lie with their hand in its 'mouth' would get that hand bitten off.
Read More at A Don's Life


Ilja Aksionov - Greitkelyje (Official Video)



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