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I was checking my facebook page and a particular note caught my attention that a friend posted. This is such a difficult topic to even swallow. It is soo wrong in every way or form! There is no justifying racial profiling!
You always hope it doesn’t happen to you or to someone you know. You hear the stories and even the horrific ones where the victims die as a result!
This is the link and the note that I received on facebook from Yassin Alsalman aka The Narcicyst“:
“A sister by the name of Nadine Wahab sent this to me and Offendum and we stand behind this 100%. Please take the time to watch the video below and visit this website to see how you can get involved. To all those who have ever been racially profiled.
“Every Beautiful face has an ugly side to it”
“Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America” is a powerful documentary produced by Breakthrough and the Rights Working Group featuring stories of individuals affected by racial profiling and educational interviews with notable law enforcement and civil society leaders. The video released alongside the Rights Working Group report “Faces of Racial Profiling: A Report from Communities Across America” underscores the need to stop racial profiling by federal, state and local law enforcement.
Racial and religious profiling is a pervasive problem that affects many communities across the country. Not only is racial and religious profiling humiliating and degrading for the people subjected to it, it is unconstitutional and violates fundamental human rights, it is an ineffective law enforcement practice, and it damages community safety. “
*images belong to google images
I try to be as “green” as I can. I recycle my paper, plastic and cans. I take my own reusable grocery bags to the supermarket. I must post a pic of my little cotton bags that I made to put the veg and fruits in . If I am out and about shopping and forgot my bags I would then just pile all my shopping into one bag that the shop provided.
At home we have almost completely cut out all cleaning (chemical) products and literally use basic home made recipes for cleaning.
(will be posting the my eco home cleaning tips in another blog)
These are a few simple things to remember which make a huge difference.
1. When you walk out of the room switch the lights off, no need to leave them on when no one is using the room.
2. While brushing your teeth don’t keep the water running.
3. Use cotton napkins at the dinner table instead of paper or tissue boxes.
Now if you’re looking for a green alternative to plastic and paper bags that are functional and look great!
Here is a website I came across that provide just that!
It consists of four bags that come in a great carrier to store them in! No more bulky shopping bags.. These are durable, lightweight and compact when tucked away!
These are definitely on my shopping list