You ask me what it was like being a 1.5 generation immigrant growing up?
It was kids laughing at your lunches because it looked like poop or smelled funny. 💯
It was quitting swimming lessons because the other kids wouldn’t go in the pool with you because they were afraid of catching “Paki” germs. Then going home and lying to your parents about being too afraid of water because you didn’t want to tell the the truth. 💯
It was making up stories to your white friends about why your rice was yellow. I’d always say my mom just changes the colors every other day because she wants to keep it interesting. 💯
It was running into the grocery store before meeting with friends to spray cheap perfume all over yourself to hide the curry smell they would hold their noses about. I always smelled like Davidoff Cool Water and Masala. 💯
It was secretly being ashamed of your parents and then feeling guilty for being ashamed. 💯
It was getting naked in front a boy you liked for the first time and him telling you “well you look just like a white person, except it kinda looks like you’re covered in shit”. 💯
It’s having to get into physical altercations because of constantly being bullied and called derogatory and racist names and then being the one to get suspended from school or expelled.
It’s doing everything you can to hide your culture so you can just fit in, and then later in life be devastated because people in your culture think you are too “white-washed” to fit in with them.
It’s literally never fitting in anywhere. 💯
💎Who is Imam Hussein?
💓who is this hussain whom the whole world is crazy about?!
⚔️What has happened so massive on Ashura in Karbala?
📣O people of the world know that I am the imam al-Qَaem 📣O people of the world know that I am the sword that takes revenge 📣O people of the world know that my grandfather Hussain was martyred while he was thirsty 📣O people of the world indeed I am the son of Hussain whose Holy body was left on the soil while it was uncovered 📣O people of the world indeed my grandfather Hussain was trampled out of spite
Imam Hussain was Prophet Muhammad 's grandson. After 50 years of Prophet Muhammad's demise, (in time of Imam Hussain), Yazid was the ruler. A cruel corrupted man who knew nothing about Islam and intended to establish a monarchy under the name of Islam. he asked for Imam Hussain's oath of allegiance in order to obtain reputation in society. Imam Hussain refused to do so in order to save the society from a cruel monarch. Therefore Yazid equipped his army to kill Hussain and his family . Yazid's army besieged Hussain and his family members in Karbala desert in Iraq .The army didn't let them drink water for 3 days. But Hussain, his beloved brother Abbas and his companions didn't surrender and kept fighting while they were thirsty. They were all martyred but their resistance disclosed the real face of Yazid and defeated him finally. We still mourn and commemorate them after 1400 years. because Imam Hussain and his 72 companions were brave men who fought evil for justice .Brave men belong to all times and all ages. May God bless them