STFU Penguins

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Look, our family has been coping with family drama through drugs and alcohol for literally generations. Just stay safe and rock on.
Me being the worst/best uncle ever.

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In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

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The second incident was after I boarded the plane, I was standing with two of my colleagues. We were introducing ourselves. One of the guys said he was from Germany. Immediately another crew member said ” good, my father is Palestinian, so that means we both hate the f’ing Jews” my German colleague was horrified and informed him that he absolutely did not share his views. At this point I informed them that I was Jewish and asked if he felt that way about me? He replied that if he could he would drop a bomb on every one of us.

I spoke to my manager who said that on our return to London she would put in an official complaint about him. However, during the course of the next few days i received so many intimidating comments from the rest of my colleagues, like if you report him he could lose his job and pension and he has a family to support, and I was made to feel like the bad one, and didn’t report him (i regret that)

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Obviously, such sentiment is not common among all Palestinians, or even most, but sadly, this TYPE of workplace intimidation is all too common.

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I too regret not reporting every instance of this shitheadery I ever came across

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One day on a flight from London to Tel Aviv this is what happened. An orthodox Jewish man was speaking to one of the crew members because his family was missing one kosher meal. The crew member looked at his passenger list and told him that it definitely had not been ordered. The passenger insisted that it had. The crew member’s response was ” you may have been on Schindler’s list, but you’re not on mine”. I immediately wrote a report, with no response and I urged the passenger to do the same. He refused.
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My mom’s been visiting family in Israel for less than a day and has already experienced one siren, one rocket interception and one “open area” rocket strike, “so I’m all set”, she says.

You could say my mom’s lived through some shit…

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thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

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