I beg you not to forget the people of Syria. This woman’s house was destroyed by the Syrian army in a shell attack. She made it out alive but her husband and children died (Photo by Rodrigo Abd)
Poverty defined by the poor: “social inferiority, isolation, physical weakness, vulnerability, seasonal deprivation, powerlessness, and humiliation.”
Poverty alleviation must be much more holistic and much less paternalistic; reaching the whole person and not simply focusing on economic conditions.
- Thomas Merton (via yesdarlingido)
Here is a list of recommended reading that I have found very educational, heart-breaking, and inspiring.
…and it’s true too.
*Black guy and latino/white guy fight; black guys dies*
Media: “asdfghjkl fuel the racial tensions! Blacks against da whites!”
*Black guy selflessly acts to save white girl*
I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!)
Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia