“In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses.”—Isaac Marion (via malgre)
“Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.”—Daniell Koepke (via dirtydollarbills)
United Nations, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) - The United Nations is urging the United States to examine its discriminatory laws against the African-American population in that country and review the case of Trayvon Martin, murdered in Florida.
The UN is demanding a swift conclusion to an analysis of the trial that ended up absolving the self-styled security guard George Zimmerman in his cold-blooded murder of the 17 year-old Martin in February, 2012.
The appeal was lodged in Geneva by Verene Shepherd, head of the UN working group dedicated to African descendants, and UN Special Narrator Regarding Racism, Mutuma Ruteere.
"We have asked the US government to guarantee that its laws correspond with international legal obligations," emphasized the specialists of this world body.
They also recalled that United States is a signatory to the international conventions on civil and political rights as well as the elimination of racial discrimination and other related agreements.
They also stressed that the case of Martin proved that African-Americans in the US face increased racial discrimination.