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In February, we headed to LA to do some work on the album, which was absolutely crazy. It’s a different world out there though at one point I was worried I wasn’t even going to get into the country. All other guys went through passport control fine, then a woman stopped me, called over our tour manager Paul and said: “There’s a problem with him. He needs to go back.” They took me into a room and I thought they were going to keep me there for hours, but thankfully the women who came to talk to me knew who Simon Cowell was and knew I was a band. In the end i was interviewed for an hour about what I was doing there and why I was visiting America. It turned out that my name was flagged up as similar to that of someone they were looking for, so they were just being cautious. I got stopped at customs as well, but again I got through okay as the guy there was really nice. »

Zayn Malik, Dare to Dream

In case you’re wondering, this is what racism and islamophobia look like

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breadonly:

framesjanco:

listen when guys layer shirts like this

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that’s actually all it takes once that happens i don’t even need to hear him speak i don’t care what kind of music he likes or how he feels about obama or how many potential stds he has just give me that shirt on a guy and the next scene in our lives will be a wedding i am the definition of easy i just need some layered fabrics

I did this once and it was the only time a girl ever complimented me on my outfit

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If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names. I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested. »

Chief Russell Mills to the LA Times after shooting and killing black 89-year-old great grandfather Shawn Monroe at a barbecue unprovoked. Today, he walks free with no charges, despite numerous witnesses and his own admission that he enjoys terrorizing black people.

Tell me again why Black people should be okay with police when they have, since the history of our being kidnapped to this fucking country, have not EVER been about protecting us, but about terrorizing us?

Police are NOT for Black people’s safety. They are about torturing us, terrorizing us and killing us. Period. There is no safety with police. There is no peace keeping with police. They have ALWAYS been a terror to the Black community and I am tired of this fact being pushed to the wayside.

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And Ray Kelly, when he was Commissioner in NYC said the same thing.
Arpaio has said the same thing.
This is a ROUTINE assertion that the point of the police is to be an agent of state terror. And that such terror should be all but exclusively focused on Black and Brown bodies.

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I had my father get sick when I was 22. And I was poor, alright. And my father had an ulcer, and it exploded and you know all these toxins get in your blood. And basically, my father died, whatever, 50 days after his ulcer. So I had a father get sick while I was poor.

My mother got sick when I was rich. And my mother, you know… I don’t really want to get into it, but my mother was sicker than my father. And my mother’s alive. My mother’s fine, OK? I remember going to the hospital to see my mother and wondering, ‘Was I in the right place?’ Like, this was a hotel. Like it had a concierge, man.

People don’t… if the average person really knew the discrepancy in the health care system, there’d be riots in the streets, OK? They would burn this motherfucker down!”

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Chris Rock [video]

Bringing this back, because some people don’t seem to understand that there is a discrepancy in the quality of care among poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, NO MATTER HOW DEBILITATING THEIR RESPECTIVE DISEASES MAY BE.

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Forever reblog. 

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Women in Mali are being tortured. In Syria, they are being raped. In Iraq, women are being jailed for no reason. In Somalia, women are dying of hunger. But western society only cares about the women that can’t drive in Saudi Arabia. »Khadija Ben Gana  (via qalbeenaar)

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naaze:

seeking-one:

3lm19:

muslims are persecuted relentlessly in every corner of the globe. 

Ya Allah

:( 

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standwithpalestine:

Saturday July 26, 2014. (Photos: Luke MacGregor - Reuters / @roseflorencex)

The rally last Saturday also saw 100,000 people come out in support.

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standwithpalestine:

Pay close attention to how many children are from the same family.

Please keep in mind that the name, age, sex and location of only 132 of the 155 Palestinian children killed (correct as of 22 July 2014) was able to be gathered (collected by Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights).

What’s even more heartbreaking is that the speed of which Israel continues its ethnic cleansing of Palestine means death toll figures become outdated every hour.

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wakaflaquita:

is rice not the best link between all poc?

the most wonderful common denominator?

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hareemm:

perfectly put. saddest reality.

#Israel is a War Criminal. #US-sponsored Terrorism.

the-uncensored-she:

hareemm:

perfectly put. saddest reality.

#Israel is a War Criminal. #US-sponsored Terrorism.
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the-uncensored-she:

hareemm:

perfectly put. saddest reality.

#Israel is a War Criminal. #US-sponsored Terrorism.

the-uncensored-she:

hareemm:

perfectly put. saddest reality.

#Israel is a War Criminal. #US-sponsored Terrorism.
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tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.

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