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Village of Wall: Stardust by ArwensGrace Village of Wall: Stardust :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 2,312 220 Evening Sun by RichardDorran Evening Sun :iconricharddorran:RichardDorran 2,044 80 Capital by Ishutani Capital :iconishutani:Ishutani 1,105 18 Do Something by MumblingIdiot Do Something :iconmumblingidiot:MumblingIdiot 1,075 97 Princess K-Bo's Whole New World by kevinbolk Princess K-Bo's Whole New World :iconkevinbolk:kevinbolk 1,224 134 Reality Show by gilad Reality Show :icongilad:gilad 2,101 747
Literature
I HATE
I hate RACISM
I hate HOMOPHOBIA
I hate SEGREGATION
I hate WAR
I hate BULLIES
I hate AGEISM
I hate DISABLEISM
I hate LINGUICISM
I hate SEXISM
I hate TRANSPHOBIA
I hate EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION
I hate RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
I hate RACIAL SEGREGATION
I hate SLAVERY
I hate STEREOTYPING
I hate PREJUDICE
I hate GENOCIDE
I hate ADULTISM
I hate CHILD ABUSE
I hate WOMAN ABUSE
I hate POVERTY
I hate ALCOHOLISM
I hate UNEMPLOYMENT
I hate PEER PRESSURE
I hate CONSCRIPTION
I hate DRUG ABUSE
I hate IGNORANCE
I hate a lot of things... but does that make me a bad person?
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Fire, Tires, and Poverty by vinnymack Fire, Tires, and Poverty :iconvinnymack:vinnymack 1,055 213 Vision by LindelCaine Vision :iconlindelcaine:LindelCaine 739 179 JUSTICIA by ron-vargas JUSTICIA :iconron-vargas:ron-vargas 2,329 461
Literature
Education is a Gun
Education is a gun. When you first pick it up, you may not be sure how to use it. You may not be aware of its potential. Heck, you might not even know what the point of it is.
But gradually, you will learn. You will learn how to hold it and marvel its body, so mechanical yet so full of life. You will learn to load it, hearing the bullets of knowledge click past your ears. The noise will scare you at first, and doubt will assail your thoughts. Are you really good enough to wield it?  
Eventually you learn to cock the gun. The readiness, the excitement that bubbles from the gun makes you smile. At last, you are in control. Your teacher then asks you to point at the target. A boy grins at you. You recoil; you can't shoot a child, surely. Then the child transforms. It becomes square-ish, box-like; it becomes a TV. Propaganda blares out from suited leaders, deluding hundreds of poor, illiterate people clinging to hope rather than fact.
Your teacher steps in and utters the word.
"S
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Flower Actions 1 by ViktorGjokaj Flower Actions 1 :iconviktorgjokaj:ViktorGjokaj 132 3 brothers by misternow brothers :iconmisternow:misternow 337 179 Daydreaming by Miguel-Santos Daydreaming :iconmiguel-santos:Miguel-Santos 432 223 Charity by HarryBuddhaPalm Charity :iconharrybuddhapalm:HarryBuddhaPalm 490 663 Water - Part Seventeen by maryana01 Water - Part Seventeen :iconmaryana01:maryana01 566 173 Vertigo by tarantellino Vertigo :icontarantellino:tarantellino 2,651 421 African Girl by thefirstdrop African Girl :iconthefirstdrop:thefirstdrop 658 114 poverty by monstermagnet poverty :iconmonstermagnet:monstermagnet 453 102 For Now... by jeyminems For Now... :iconjeyminems:jeyminems 884 481 Sparrow. by Rodrigo-Vega Sparrow. :iconrodrigo-vega:Rodrigo-Vega 2,441 245 Portrait of a Leatherworker by Indiangal Portrait of a Leatherworker :iconindiangal:Indiangal 428 216
Literature
Change in a Coffee Cup
It’s 1998 and you're in New York.
You sit Buddha-style
         Like a beggar’s cup
         On a cold Brooklyn sidewalk.
The passersby stuff coins in you
         Like a karma slot machine;
         They measure their generosity
         Against your God-bless-you's. 
Raised, reared, reviled in Texas —
         That’s where you'll return to;
         Less welcome than a polished
         Thief dry-drifting through
                   Oil-rich streets.
You are a blood-warm stain on the sidewalk;
         Bitter as wormwood, pale as pigeon
         Shit, dirty like a soiled rubber, pleading
         Like an empty coffee cup 
 
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King by CrisVector King :iconcrisvector:CrisVector 1,522 333
Literature
Hunger
The fox had been hungering for quite some time: its fur was growing thin, a dull blanket over starving ribs, and it walked with the careful steps of one who has but little strength to spare. It limped as it walked, for its left forepaw had been hurt some time before by the trap of a hunter. It had escaped the trap with its life intact: but now it hungered, and could no longer hunt.
Today it had caught a carrion scent on the breeze, sweetish, cloying: the smell of rot. It was a hope, and the fox was limping towards it as quickly as its meager strength would allow. Surely it could find something to scavenge from a kill so old.
But as it followed the scent, and at last slipped through a line of dense bushes into a clearing, it found not a wasting cadaver, not the remnants of some other creature's hunt, but a camp – a man's camp – with a greasy fire and a row of iron cages with thick bars. The man himself sat beside the fire, whittling from a piece of bone. His skin and tattere
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tibet -- child smoking by emma510 tibet -- child smoking :iconemma510:emma510 1,017 286 Five of Pentacles by puimun Five of Pentacles :iconpuimun:puimun 1,111 128 Poverty Rangers by JonnyStarwind Poverty Rangers :iconjonnystarwind:JonnyStarwind 434 266
Literature
Fortunate.
Fortunate.
Eat up all your food, even the vegetables.
Do you know how many kids who would die for your plate?
Do not even think you are leaving the table.
At this rate, you can forget about going out with your mates.
But mamma even if I ate all my dinner they will still be starving.
Eating all this food would not change that.
If they were here right now, I would have no problem with halving.
At least then it would feel like I gave back.
Son, you do not understand me.
Do you know how lucky you are to live the life you lead?
To be able to refuse food so candidly.
When these are things that kids in Africa desperately need.
But Mamma...
No buts because you have always had it this way,
You do not realise how good you have got it.
You have no idea what it is like to wake up each and every day
In poverty with no possible way to escape from it.
You have no idea what it is like to wake up to no running water,
Living like a pauper with a crying 6 month year old daughter.
You have no idea what it
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The Mockingbird
Doctor, do you have a minute to spare?
The call was directed at my mother midway between the second and third floor in our apartment complex. Four of us stood on the freshly cleaned stairs. Mother, myself, the cleaning lady, and her little daughter.
Could you please spare some cooking oil?
It had to be one of the rare times I heard shame in someone's voice. The shame of having to ask burdened her immensely. She clasped her hands as she looked at us, and rushed to justify after a moment of silence. 
I want to cook for the kids. It's been a week and I couldn't get paid to buy some.
I never knew words needed so much power to come out. She tried to shrug her nervous tone with a smile, but couldn't quite manage to. Instead she looked down. 
I didn't wait mother. She taught me better, I knew better. There was much sorrow in a single question, and not the kind of sorrow a mother should be uttering in front of a child. I still heard bits and pieces of their conve
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