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Appreciate the beauty around you, if you look hard enough you can find beauty in anything. Going to Humboldt State, I blow trees everyday, graphic design is my passion, vegetarian, minimalist.

desidere:

bellahugo:

ratchetmelancholy:

White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective. 

please let them know.

white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."

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faraaxsan:

thunderousemotion:

Some Muslim workers in Cincinnati were fired recently for taking time to pray on the job after their company changed its policy on flexible break times.

Mohamed Maow, along with nearly two-dozen other Somali refugees who had been legally working part and full time at DHL Global Mail, was fired after stopping for a five minute evening prayer that is required by the religion of Islam. The three-year employee of DHL has never received any negative reviews for his work over the years, and in the past, the company allowed flexible break times that enabled the Muslim workers to be able to pray when they needed to.

After changing their break policy, however, Muslim workers were left with no choice but to take the five-minutes to pray. Workers claim that they told supervisors that they would go off the clock for the prayer time, but they weren’t allowed.

"We do not have a choice," said Shahira Abdullah, 21. "We must stop what we are doing and pray. We were not asking for an additional break."

A new supervisor had taken over not long before the group was fired, and that is when the policy changed. On October 9th, Maow and the other 23 Muslim workers stopped to pray at 7:24pm. After their prayer, three workers were called into the office by the supervisor and told they were all fired. Police were called to the scene to make sure that there were no harsh reactions when the workers were leaving the building.

Now, 12 complaints, including one from Maow, have been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and 12 more are still expected to be filed.

"We are requesting all available remedies allowed under Title VII (of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964) and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, including but not limited to: damages, reinstatement where appropriate and policy changes to ensure that all worker’s civil rights are respected," said Booker Washington of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the organization that is filing the complaints on behalf of the workers.

DHL released a statement in response to the complaints filed, stating, “While we believe that all respective internal rules of DHL Global Mail are perfectly in line with legal requirements, we will investigate/consider the case carefully. DHL Global Mail is an equal opportunity employer and takes seriously all complaints of harassment and discrimination, however we do not comment in detail on pending charges or litigation. Our policies provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. DHL Global Mail ensures employees’ religious practices are understood and, as reasonable, accommodated.”

Still, Maow and the 23 other Muslim workers that were fired for taking five minutes to pray claim that there was a basic lack of understanding and an unwillingness to compromise.

"First, it’s religion," said Maow on the tenants of Islam. "Second, it’s that you are to support your father and mother and children until they are able to care for themselves. We take work very seriously. I have never had this problem before. When I took English class at Cincinnati Public Schools, my teachers always understood when I had to pray. It never was a problem."

The matter is currently being handled, but as of right now, Maow and many other former DHL workers are unemployed.

this is clearly Islamophobia but its doubly concerning that those fired include two dozen refugees that means in the mean time many of these people won’t have the resources to provide any sort of cushion for themselves and their families. 

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Music Library Shuffle

1. Under Your Spell - Bob Dylan

2. Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan

3. in Tangerine - Jarle Bernhoft

4. Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys

5. Not Exactly - Deadmau5

6. Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us - Keaton Henson

7. Before the Worst - The Script

8. The Way That He Sings - My Morning Jacket

9. Your Biggest Fan - Never Shout Never

10. Hey! Jealous Lover - Frank Sinatra

11. Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen

12. Hollywood - Cute Is What We Aim For

13. Like a Knife - Second Hand Serenade

14. One Twenty - Eyedea & Abilities

15. Pool Shark - Sublime

kfedderline bec3a bratsmeow chaunechaune reggaecat pitsandpizza thedoctorssecret wherehastherumgone heyumwhatever obeyamericanspirit

Your Turn Choose 15 songs and tag some people… if you want

bravedad:

i wonder how many people i’m in the “i’d be down if you asked” zone with

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u-ok:

(brushes crumbs off bed) yea baby hop on in

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Went to the store last night and bought stuff for nachos and some organic ice cream, and planned on getting stoned and watching cry baby, instead I ended up going back to the store buying a bottle of tequila and playing many hour of drunken Cards Against Humanity then going to Denny’s at 3:00. I had expected to sleep until mid day but here I am at 8 in the morning slightly hungover and about to vape a fat bowl…