Here are some of the most incredible responses.
In an age when everyone has a camera on their smartphone, racial injustice has become visible in a way it never has before. And recently, news stories are shining a light on how people of color are often harassed for doing things white people take for granted.
Lynelle Cantwell is in 12th grade at Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador (that’s Canada). On Monday, she found out that she had been featured on another student’s anonymous online poll entitled “Ugly Girls in Grade 12,” along with several other classmates.
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The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, hundreds of thousands of us assembled in downtown Los Angeles to participate in the Women’s March. We were a satellite march, one of many offshoots taking place in tandem with the main show in Washington, D.C. Still, so many people arrived that morning that the march never actually took place. There were enough bodies to pack the entire length of its intended course. Stalled in human traffic, we cycled through chants and snapped photos of the signs in our vicinity. After hours of holding our positions, most of us far away from the speeches at city hall, we dispersed through the city streets — more oil spill than forceful stream.
ISIS propaganda in Islamic countries isn’t just confined to the airwaves or print. Every day, citizens walk down streets that are marred with hateful graffiti espousing intimidating and vulgar rhetoric. Not only is it a blight on city landscapes, but the vandalism serves as a powerful reminder of the intolerance and violence that has permeated peaceful cultures.
However, as cities are liberated from the occupation of the Islamic state, residents are taking back their walls and their streets, painting over the messages left behind by occupying forces.