Sometimes you wish that you could spend one day, just one day, not hearing about a world full of hate and violence. But alas this was not to be. I was working quite late on Wednesday evening on some research I had been doing in the archive–in fact it would be accurate to call it early Thursday morning. I took a break to head over to twitter which is when I saw #ChapelHillShooting trending. I quickly clicked and with growing horror followed the story.
A young black teen is dead and no one will be held accountable. That is what the grand jury told the nation in the case of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Some were shocked by the outcome, but those more jaded with the ways of our legal system were not surprised.
Madinah Wardak Noorai is a first generation Afghan-American living in Los Angeles. A UC Irvine graduate in Political Science, Madinah aims to bridge cultural gaps and create solidarity and unity through her writing. She is fluent in Farsi and Pashto, and hopes to pursue an MPH. You can follow her on instagram and twitter: @madinahhh
I would like to share with you all a recent experience I had in the Dominican Republic. I have been inspired to share this because of the escalating conflict in Gaza-Israel. I think it explains my flood of pro-Palestine FB links, pictures, and comments.