Had a drunk heart to heart with my supervisor. He told me that I all but have a job with the epa in the next 2 to 3 years because of my personality…and my qualifications (kind of).

It’s nice to know that you aren’t a completely worthless piece of shit and that things might work out afterall

thebowspring:

Ilmfeed — Aminur Chowdhury from Bradford, England was racially abused by homeless man Ben Gallon but rather than throw insults back, Aminur decided to engage in conversation with him and invited him to have a drink.
Aminur says: “Initially I turned the other cheek but then I was challenging Ben about what he had said to me, I stopped and had a chat with him for about 15 minutes.”
After speaking to Ben, Aminur said he can help him find a job and the pair exchanged contact details. Initially Ben thought he was only being polite about the job offer but he says he got a call from him the next day with a job interview:
“The next day he gave me a call, said ‘can I come pick you up Ben, I’ve got an interview for you’. That same day, he came round to get me, drove me down to the place on Canal Road and then within ten minutes I had been offered the job.”
Aminur didn’t stop there, he also helped him find an apartment to rent in Bradford.
Ben, now regretting his actions says:
“There was no justification for me using those words.. Kudos to him for forgiving me, I regret it. A positive thing has happened out of this situation.”
“I’ve learned my lesson. What I said was completely out of character for me, I’m not a racist.”
“Things are starting to look up for me. I’ve started the job and it’s fantastic.”
Aminur explains what motivated him to respond the way he did:
“I was targeted for racist abuse but a great way of overcoming racism is to show some tolerance…I realise I can’t put the world to rights but I can try to educate people.”
“This is a great way of teaching Asian people across Bradford of how to respond to racism. The more love you show, the more endeared they will be to you,”.
Some of the worst racially aggravated riots took place in Bradford in 2001 between the large and growing British Asian communities and the city’s white majority, which resulted in 300 police officers being hurt and 297 arrests being made. Both men now hope this positive story helps improves the relations of different races and people of religions in the community.
This story is indeed a great lesson for us all and highlights the best way of winning people’s hearts – good character. The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also won people over with his good character and many people went onto embrace Islam because of that.
(Photo: Asian Express)

thebowspring:

Ilmfeed — Aminur Chowdhury from Bradford, England was racially abused by homeless man Ben Gallon but rather than throw insults back, Aminur decided to engage in conversation with him and invited him to have a drink.

Aminur says: “Initially I turned the other cheek but then I was challenging Ben about what he had said to me, I stopped and had a chat with him for about 15 minutes.”

After speaking to Ben, Aminur said he can help him find a job and the pair exchanged contact details. Initially Ben thought he was only being polite about the job offer but he says he got a call from him the next day with a job interview:

“The next day he gave me a call, said ‘can I come pick you up Ben, I’ve got an interview for you’. That same day, he came round to get me, drove me down to the place on Canal Road and then within ten minutes I had been offered the job.”

Aminur didn’t stop there, he also helped him find an apartment to rent in Bradford.

Ben, now regretting his actions says:

“There was no justification for me using those words.. Kudos to him for forgiving me, I regret it. A positive thing has happened out of this situation.”

“I’ve learned my lesson. What I said was completely out of character for me, I’m not a racist.”

“Things are starting to look up for me. I’ve started the job and it’s fantastic.”

Aminur explains what motivated him to respond the way he did:

“I was targeted for racist abuse but a great way of overcoming racism is to show some tolerance…I realise I can’t put the world to rights but I can try to educate people.”

“This is a great way of teaching Asian people across Bradford of how to respond to racism. The more love you show, the more endeared they will be to you,”.

Some of the worst racially aggravated riots took place in Bradford in 2001 between the large and growing British Asian communities and the city’s white majority, which resulted in 300 police officers being hurt and 297 arrests being made. Both men now hope this positive story helps improves the relations of different races and people of religions in the community.

This story is indeed a great lesson for us all and highlights the best way of winning people’s hearts – good character. The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also won people over with his good character and many people went onto embrace Islam because of that.

(Photo: Asian Express)

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kartari:

zlasses:

For the record this is exactly what immigrants and first-gen kids mean when we say we don’t fit in anywhere

Too ethnic for the country we live in, too western for the country we came from. 

yeah like we aren’t allowed to speak about our identities as indians bc we’re fake apparently but we’re also rejected from being considered someone truly american bc that title is reserved for only white people

51n7hu:

today is the 5 year anniversary of the end of the sri lankan civil war. in the last few weeks of the war, it is said that up to 40 000 tamils were slaughtered by the sri lankan army. we lost family in the final stage - i hate seeing pictures from the war. today, there is still no justice for tamils in sri lanka and it often feels that we tamils are alone. 

I’m gonna miss him so much. The stress of finals is too much to bear knowing that as soon as im done with finals, my best friend of 11+ years will probably be done too. I just hope I have the strength to make it through the next week without breaking down.

Id be lying if I told you im not fighting back tears right now in the library

I’m gonna miss him so much. The stress of finals is too much to bear knowing that as soon as im done with finals, my best friend of 11+ years will probably be done too. I just hope I have the strength to make it through the next week without breaking down.

Id be lying if I told you im not fighting back tears right now in the library

In Mongolia, when a dog dies, he is buried high in the hills so people cannot walk on his grave. The dog’s master whispers into the dog’s ear his wishes that the dog will return as a man in his next life. Then his tail is cut off and put beneath his head, and a piece of meat or fat is placed in his mouth to sustain his soul on its journey; before he is reincarnated, the dog’s soul is freed to travel the land, to run across the high desert plains for as long as it would like.

I learned that from a program on the National Geographic channel, so I believe it is true. Not all dogs return as men, they say; only those who are ready.

I am ready.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (via orbiting-earth)

So instead of being a diligent student and studying for finals, I am perusing reddit forums trying to find out how to get over having to put your dog down

This is by far going to be the worst week of my life