Suheir Hammad - First Writing Since
The Palestinian American poet’s experience of 9/11 and racism.
one more person asked me if i knew the hijackers.
one more motherfucker asked me what navy my brother is in.
one more person assumed no arabs or muslims were killed.
one more person assumed they know me, or that i represent a people.
or that a people represent an evil. or that evil is as simple as a
flag and words on a page.
we did not vilify all white men when mcveigh bombed oklahoma.
america did not give out his family’s addresses or where he went to
church. or blame the bible or pat robertson.
and when the networks air footage of palestinians dancing in the
street, there is no apology that hungry children are bribed with
sweets that turn their teeth brown. that correspondents edit images.
that archives are there to facilitate lazy and inaccurate
and when we talk about holy books and hooded men and death, why do we
never mention the kkk?
so many tears
- araabianights likes this
- ugotztachill likes this
- mimsy-borogrove likes this
- noorinshambles likes this
- postironyisnotamyth likes this
- thesaddestbitchinallofspectrum reblogged this from solemntree
- desultorytalk reblogged this from quotidians
- saltsistrrr reblogged this from youcantairbrushpersonality
- trueindividualist reblogged this from reallifemuslimgirl
- canwegonow reblogged this from reallifemuslimgirl
- hibhibhoorayyy reblogged this from reallifemuslimgirl
- reallifemuslimgirl reblogged this from youcantairbrushpersonality
- quintessentialenchantment likes this
- illaiav reblogged this from youcantairbrushpersonality
- skgirl likes this
- chasing-thestars reblogged this from youcantairbrushpersonality
- i-lark-talking likes this
- bonjour-habibti likes this
- havaah likes this
- youcantairbrushpersonality reblogged this from braceletofnoor
- inthepursuitofgrowth reblogged this from fromonesurvivortoanother
- venuspowertrippin likes this
- cardsforpain likes this
- hookedonafeeling81 likes this
- zeemazzuco likes this
- nerdbirdbean likes this
- thefattestfox likes this
- mossandlittledeer likes this
- geewhathappensnext likes this
- heyneonkayla likes this
- sirayacha likes this
- catiebat likes this
- goinlikeelsie likes this
- joonwho likes this
- badger-and-pear likes this
- noteleanor reblogged this from karnythia
- meyllenpage likes this
- grace-wastelands reblogged this from shakethecobwebs
- mugumugu likes this
- donotsteponme reblogged this from adnanlol
- cutelildeadgurl reblogged this from lisa-ly
- dreamsister reblogged this from karnythia
- ivegotthoughtstoo reblogged this from abagond
- ivegotthoughtstoo likes this
- reetchforthestars likes this
- aphrodaze likes this
- reyidiance likes this
- florencecraye likes this
- vapidbullet likes this