Quoth

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
Toni Morrison

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Quoth: Give my regards to Humanity

Facebook asked me if I would like to change my profile picture in support of those in Paris. I thought yes, I would like to support those who have been killed for none other than hate, intolerance and cruelty. But hold up Facebook, I think I have a better filter for you.
Nigeria- January 2015. The murder of up to 2000 civilians in Baga.
Media coverage: The headlines scrolling at the bottom of the screen whilst we watched the pursuit of the Charlie Hebdo killers.
Facebook filter: None
Syria- Death toll: 250 000+
Facebook filter: None
Kenya: April 2015. Gunmen storm Garissa University college killing 147 and injuring 79 or more.
Facebook filter: None
Lebanon: November 14th. Twin bomb attacks injuring more than 200 and killing atleast 43.
Facebook filter: None
France: Paris bombings and shootings. Atleast 128 people dead
Facebook filter: Check
Burundi: Ongoing violence and genocide. Hundreds killed since April 2015
Facebook filter: None

I unapologetically refuse to hold the lives of some higher than I do others and I refuse to selectively mourn the lives of human beings.
I pray for all. I pray for humanity.

PRAY FOR HUMANITY