#IStandWithAhmed: An Outpouring of Love & SolidarityPosted: September 17, 2015
All the feels after reading this article on nerds uniting to support Sudanese-American boy genius Ahmed Mohamed & the outpouring of online support under the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed.
Brings home yet again the importance of solidarity with all minorities targeted by the police/racism. Stop criminalizing our black and brown kids, America.
RT @POTUS: Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.
RT @HillaryClinton: Assumptions and fear don’t keep us safe—they hold us back. Ahmed, stay curious and keep building.
RT @MacrLamontHill: Hoping that the #istandwithahmed movement translates into a substantive national conversation on race, punishment, and incarceration.
Articles of note:
Dean Obeidallah: Ahmed Mohamed Is the Muslim Hero America’s Been Waiting For
Teju Cole: America’s Thirst for Heroism
Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM): Meet the Muslim Students Who Have Been Harassed at School for Less than a Clock