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Dear USA

Dear USA,

It’s been many years since I left home, a place I loved and freely roamed.

Born in nineteen sixty-three amidst a war across the sea.

n the south where I grew up, desegregation bloomed like butter cups.

Children from the city known for song were placed on buses and travelled long.

In class three a bus stopped to park at my school, out poured children red, Black, and blue. I was excited to see their faces, unaffected by our different races.

In class three I played daily with Antoine, Joyce, and tiny Bailey.

Their dark brown eyes to this day, warm my heart in a solemn way

Clasped hands white and brown, skipping rope and running `round.

We merrily sang until the school bell rang,

“Ring around the rosies, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down!” All while spinning on the merry-go-round.

Taking turns we felt each other’s hair, our teacher smiled as we sat in our chairs.

Our teacher too was brown and had a baby growing, we all were told as she was showing.

I recall a day while she was on duty, a white boy gave her a gift, two hand knit booties.

Her face lit up for they were hand sewn by his white mother, someone unknown.

“Bussing” humans, the government cited, was a success as we were united

Now I am sixty in a far away land, my country divided like it all began.

Red, Black, and blue a whole other meaning, what happened to us playing and singing?

Society scarred and sour, carelessly handled by no superpower.

I hate you yet long for you, your troubles are mine, too.

I defend you, our people, your resilience, and pride

Yet I am broken as the world watches in stride. Guns, shootings, and Black American’s still, fighting to live without being killed.

How are Antoine, Joyce, and Bailey? Are your babies now men, are they worried daily?

Protest signs, riots are all still there, not in my memory but daily in flares!

As children we huddled in tornado drills, giggled, joked, and made small squeals.

Now although in so called unition school drills are needed against ammunition

At eight with Antoine, Joyce, and Bailey side by side, we never imagined our lives would divide.

I never imagined I’d live across the sea; I wonder if they remember me

As headlines roll in from my home state, peace and love are still a debate

The flag which waves before me is yellow and blue, this country is not perfect, yet better it’s true.

Democracy, hypocrisy, all countries have crisis; I expected my homeland to still be the nicest.

I stand at the shore of the North Sea as tears well up for my Tennessee.

The little girl inside still cares about you, the USA, red, Black, and blue.



#blm #Racism #Tennessee #desegregation #Childhood #bussing #Love #Friendship #usa #Discrimination #peace #whitepriviledge #democracy

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° " Don't Understand Why People Love To Bully Me At Work.. It's 24/7 "° #breakdown Depression

° " So On Saturday It Was Very Hot In The Restaurant... And I Ended Up Having My Second Heat Exhaustion... My Boss And Some Of My New Co-worker's Were Making Fun Of Me And Being Childish... Idk How A Grown 50+ Year Old Woman Can Act Like This... And The New People Are Young But.. They Have Started To Complain About Working And Not Getting Break's... And Somehow I'm The One That Has Been Complaining Alot.. I Have Only Said About One Issue... Even Though Thier Are A Ton Of Issue's.. The Way This Restaurant Is Being Run.. Is A Distasteful... And Favoritism Basically Run's Amuck.. I Get Bullied At Anytime... I Stick Up For Myself Etc.. But I Still Get Blamed For Other People's Mistake's... This World Need's To Change "STOP THE BULLYING IT NOT RIGHT OR FAIR"... And Now I've Gotten My Hour's Cut???16.50 Hour's Of Work.. I'm Only Working For 3 Day's... If They Are Looking To Fire Me.. Without Any Reason... That's On Them.. I'm A Good Hard Worker.. " ° Sincerely, ¤▪︎▪︎▪︎SKAOI KVITRAVN ▪︎▪︎▪︎¤ #Bullying #Discrimination #racisim #Depression

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☆ " So My Boss Think's That I Can Do Everything Apparently " ☆ #Disabled

° " So This Morning I Made A Complaint Against My Place Of Work... For No Accommodation's... I Had Them At My 1st Store... And An Amazing 1st Boss... My Second Boss Is Racist And She Think's That She Can Overwork Me Whenever.. Um New's Flash No... I Dread Going Into Work Everyday... Because Some Co-Worker's Make Fun Of Me And Are Racist Toward's Me... Like Wtf Did I Do To Deserve So Much Hate... From Everyone.. I'm Not Sorry That I Have Work Ethic And Atleast Show Up Everyday... From Day One I Knew That These Ungrateful People Don't Deserve Any Of My Help.. Currently My Boss Is Being Forced To Hire More People... Because Her Boss Is Constantly On Her. There's Saying's That She Might Get Replaced.. Because Of All Of The Good Hard Working People Quitting On Her Watch... I'm Currently Looking For A Happy Place To Work Less Stressed Out. Everyday I'm Verbally Abused By Customer's And My Boss.. And This Lady Just Doesn't Care If I Hurt Myself.. It's A No Wonder Why Nobody Want's To Work Anymore.. My Sciatica Was Extremely Bad At A Level 10.. That I Came Home Early.. I Was Litterly In Tear's... It's Sadly Manager's And GM's At Fault... " • #Workplace Abuse #Discrimination ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎ S.K.▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎

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° " Well Now I Definitely Know That I'm Not Liked At All At My Job.. " • #Abuse #Discrimination #racisim #t .W.

° " So My Only Co-worker Friend. That I Have Told Me Last Night... The Full Hatered That My Boss And Some Of My Co-worker's Have Toward's Me... How Can People Be So Cruel And Unfortunately Two-Faced.. One Co-worker Call's Me A Lazy N-Word... And My Boss Is Looking For Way's To Fire Me... Just Because I'm Disabled.. And I'm Apparently So Useless To Her.. I Have Already Known About This Since I Started Working For This... Jerk's.. I Alway's Get Bad Look's And My Boss Constantly Complaining About Me... For No Stupid Reason... Do You Want To Really Know Why... I Have No Friendship's...It's Mainly Because Of This Everywhere I Go. Or People That I Meet. Are Mean Very Distrustful... But If They Hate Me So Much... They Why Do They Alway's Ask For My Help... My Boss As Single Handly Driven Away Alot Of Good Hard Working People... And Now I'm Next... I Didn't Do Shit To These People... But Offer My Experience And Knowledge... Yes I Don't Do Very Well At The Register... But That's The Damn Customer's Fault For Thier Continued Indecisive Issue's... On What To Order... Not Mine... The System Computer That They Have In Place... Can't Let Me Remove Or Delete Order's... Or Mistake's... That These Customer's Cause Me To Get Yelled At Every Single Day For... But Nope My Boss Would Rather Yell At Me... And Humiliate Me In Front Of Customer's... To The Point That They Finally Notice That It Was Thier Fault Not Mine.. I'm Alway's The Talk At The Gossip Table And Work... They Trash Talk About Me... My Physical Disabilitie's... My Race... Now Do You Fully Truly Understand Why.. I Don't Like Human's Anymore... And I'm The Kindess... Hardworking... Person With A Big Heart... I Don't Desevere Any Of This Abuse... My Friend Said That She Filed A Complaint Against The Company That We Work For... And That I Should Too... But Idk How ?... This Discovery And Information.. Has Made Me Feel More Depressive... I Came Home From Work Early Because My Sciatica Is At It's Worst Right Now And The Weather Is Not Helping My Pain L.E.V.E.L WAS AT A 10.." • Sincerely, ▪︎ S.K.▪︎

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Work Discrimination

Having severe #PanicAttacks at work - coworkers and boss ignore me, act as if I’m not there, treating me like a toddler that’s throwing a tantrum. Expected to run entire dept w/o prior experience, little training, 5 mos in, not the job discussed in interview. Today coworker said “I have no sympathy for you” when I said “I’m having a panic attack” - it lasted 5 hours. Worst one yet! #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Discrimination #alienated #Unappreciated


Time for change

In society the Criminal Justice system, recovery programs and mental health services are not supporting or respecting our rights ! They say that they treat us with respect and dignity but the fact Is they don't and never will! if we don't start speaking up and fight to be seen then we allowing the world to think that it's ok to put us down, define us as people who can not function successfully in our society.

I wi never let anyone tell me who I am and what I can and can not do. In Broward county schools ,mental health services,recovery programs,courts and police are the problem. They dont have any idea how to help us because they dont listen to you or care . Over the past 7 years I have experienced discrimination, hate, and disrespect from the police, the medical services and the court system. It has been years of PTSD and fear for my life and my safety. I have been asked to prove that I was a teacher and that has worked for Westchester department of community mental health, homeless out reach, alternative to incarceration . They think that because I asked for support to get me to the hopstal when i new i wouldnt go if it was left up to me and I was concerned about my mental health makes me incompetent or incapable of living a productive life. I am smart ,intelligent ,and very passionate about making sure that I and all of us never have to be seen as anything less then who we are

I am asking all of you to please help me out I want to make sure that our rights are being respected by everyone.

If you have every experienced discrimination or hate ,disrespect and mistreatment at from those who are supposed to be helping us and making sure that our rights are enforced tell me about it! I want to share our stories with others to show the real facts from those who have experienced these


If we speak up and speak out we can make the world see the truth!

#equality #Discrimination #Speak up #bethe Changet the world needs

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IF US Supreme Court Overturns Roe, The US Is IN Violation of International Charter on Human Rights

In 2018, the United Nations Human Rights council clarified that the obligation of the International Declaration of Human Rights includes the right to access to abortion services. In fact even further guidance suggests that not doing so is a violation of various treaties that have been signed internationally that are legally binding. Treaties regarding women's rights and equality all explicitly and inherently include this fundamental right in the very nature of their existence and all signatories (of which the United States is one on many of such international treaties) are legally bound to this obligation.

Further guidance released by the United Nations states "Human rights bodies have provided clear guidance on the need to decriminalize abortion. Ensuring access to these services in accordance with human rights standards is part of State obligations to eliminate discrimination against women and to ensure women’s right to health as well as other fundamental human rights."

In addition, General comment No. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the

right to life states in section 8 that "Although States parties may adopt measures designed to regulate voluntary

terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or girl, or her other rights under the Covenant. Thus, restrictions on the

ability of women or girls to seek abortion must not, inter alia, jeopardize their lives, subject them to physical or mental pain or suffering which violates article 7, discriminate against

them or arbitrarily interfere with their privacy. States parties must provide safe, legal and effective access to abortion where the life and health of the pregnant woman or girl is at

risk, and where carrying a pregnancy to term would cause the pregnant woman or girl substantial pain or suffering, most notably where the pregnancy is the result of rape or

incest or is not viable. [8] In addition, States parties may not regulate pregnancy or abortion in all other cases in a manner that runs contrary to their duty to ensure that women and girls

do not have to undertake unsafe abortions, and they should revise their abortion laws accordingly. [9] For example, they should not take measures such as criminalizing pregnancies by unmarried women or apply criminal sanctions against women and girls undergoing abortion [10] or against medical service providers assisting them in doing so, since taking such measures compel women and girls to resort to unsafe abortion. States parties should not introduce new barriers and should remove existing barriers [11] that deny effective access by women and girls to safe and legal abortion [12], including barriers caused as a result of the exercise of conscientious objection by individual medical

providers. [13] States parties should also effectively protect the lives of women and girls against the mental and physical health risks associated with unsafe abortions. In particular,

they should ensure access for women and men, and, especially, girls and boys, [14] to quality and evidence-based information and education about sexual and reproductive health [15] and to a wide range of affordable contraceptive methods, [16] and prevent the stigmatization of women and girls seeking abortion.[17] States parties should ensure the

availability of, and effective access to, quality prenatal and post-abortion health care for women and girls, [18] in all circumstances, and on a confidential basis. [19]"

Unrestricted access to abortion is a human right and the moment the court finalizes this, they become internationally illegitimate criminals.

#Abortion #WomensHealth #humanrights #HealthCare #Law #Legal #UnitedNations #Sexuality #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #LGBTQ #Safety #Prochoice #freedom #rights #DisabilityRights #equality #SupremeCourt #Illegitimate #InternationalHealth #who #unitedstates #Us #Discrimination


I’m getting tired of fighting against people’s prejudice

I’m non binary and the way I dress, plus the piercings and tattoos I choose to wear, the ones that help me express who I am, cause me a constant negative judgment from people.
I’m a teacher and the places where I work won’t allow me any opportunities because of this, regardless of the positive feedback I’ve received for the last four years
At the beginning I stood up and spoke about it to my boss, but now I feel like I’m doomed to deal with it and just accept that, as long as I look like this, I’ll have to accept that treatment.
#Anxiety #nonbinary #Discrimination #Prejudice #Tattoos #piercings