“…Give Me Your Huddled Masses Yearning to be Free…”

28 Jan

Blog Post #280

Statue of Liberty image

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free…”

At airports all across the United States, protesters are gathering in solidarity with Muslims detained by President Trumps sudden ban on immigrants (and green card holders and permanent US residents).

Americans and people around the world are speaking up, standing up, and fighting for human rights. As citizens of the world, it is important to ensure that we do not remain silent when discrimination, racism, sexism, misogyny, and xenophobia rear their ugly heads. The world needs to come together to fight peacefully against the darkness and stand in solidarity with those who are most at risk.

In the words of Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor:
“Let us remember: what hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: