Melissa. Latina (Cuban) student at UMiami. I am very interested in books and politics. I post a whole lot on human/global issues and tend to give my opinion on everything. I watch or have watched almost every TV show on earth and I listen to music in a bunch of different languages. Currently learning Hindi! This is a personal blog so all of this will be reflected on here. Follow at your own risk and don't forget to leave comments stating your ideas/opinions/suggestions! (p.s. my url is a quote from Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her!)
When was the last time the United States won a war? You know, it lost in Vietnam. It’s lost in Afghanistan. It’s lost in Iraq. And it will not be able to contain the situation. It is hemorrhaging. It is now—you know, of course you can continue with drone attacks, and you can continue these targeted killings, but on the ground, a situation is being created which no army—not America, not anybody—can control. And it’s just, you know, a combination of such foolishness, such a lack of understanding of culture in the world.
And Obama just goes on, you know, coming out with these smooth, mercurial sentences that are completely meaningless. I was—I remember when he was sworn in for the second time, and he came on stage with his daughters and his wife, and it was all really nice, and he said, you know, “Should my daughters have another dog, or should they not?” And a man who had lost his entire family in the drone attacks just a couple of weeks ago said, “What am I supposed to think? What am I supposed to think of this exhibition of love and family values and good fatherhood and good husbandhood?” I mean, we’re not morons, you know? It’s about time that we stopped acting so reasonable. I just don’t feel reasonable about this anymore.
Arundhati Roy, discussing the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq in March 2013 (via infinitelywinding)
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
I posted this today on my school Facebook page and it’s gotten 175 “likes” so far. Naturally, attending a university that is predominantly white, I received a lot of backlash from white students.
-“Why do Spanish speakers think English speakers should be forced to accommodate them? Shouldn’t we focus on learning Chinese since China basically owns America?”
-“I think it’s wrong to favor people of your own skin color, that’s racism. If you’re American you should feel comfortable with every other American.”
-“>implying speaking to Latino workers in English doesn’t show support”
-“Latinos are the only ethnicity in the US that feels the need to talk predominately in Spanish.”
-“Also, glorifying diversity is something minorities do to feel better about themselves. There’s nothing good about being different.”
-“I think the point (name) is trying to make is that celebrating culture too much can be a bad thing. That’s not really racist if it applies to all cultures. And why do we care so much about culture anyway? It’s not even something individuals can control about themselves. Also the OP specifically said she likes seeing Latino students speaking Spanish, which is actually racist (or ethnicity-ist) and could be the reason some people took offense.”
Reposting this twice because it’s almost laughable!
“Also the OP specifically said she likes seeing Latino students speaking Spanish, which is actually racist (or ethnicity-ist) and could be the reason some people took offense.”
These are ignorant fools I go to school with. Couldn’t even make one comment about empowering other Latinos because self-righteous, white privileged kids felt excluded.
I’m beginning to despise this institution more and more. Education opened my eyes to the harsh realities of oppression, but school helped me realize I’m attending an institution that continues to perpetuate oppression for students of color.
can she just get an award or something
I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.
So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.
the fuckin’ smile in that last frame.
Oh, so women can’t dress how they want because men can’t control their sexual urges? When dogs can’t control their sexual urges, we cut off their balls.
I think I’m onto something here.
the gay agenda
or as i call it
"All of the war!!"
"Being black is not a crime." South Sudanese and Eritrean refugees protest against prosecution in Tel Aviv, Israel