“When their children migrate, ask them stupid questions like “how does it feel to live in a place that has malls and houses?” or the most ridiculous, “do you still have family in Africa” forget she just told you she is from Nigeria. When you write articles about achievements from the continent, make very very sure you highlight the darkness of the continent. Tell these stories again and again. Make sure you mention how all the women are oppressed and everyone is fighting a war. Make sure you keep telling your kids, “a child in Africa is going hungry and you complain” so you build a generation of “sympathizers” with a savior complex.”—Ijeoma Umebinyuo, How to “write” about Africa (via theijeoma)
As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously? Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it.
But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened? Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?