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The more perspectives and narratives are heard, the closer we get to justice @joseiswriting #dearamerica #notesofanundocumentedcitizen
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." - Captain John Parker, 1775 *** Yes, that is a Christmas ornament.  We have the trifecta of ornaments - Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.  The Jamestown one is probably my favorite, tbh. (But we brought one back for my grandparents that is the sparkliest facade of the Governor's palace I've ever seen 😂) It's kind of fun, talking to other homeschoolers and learning what time period they were into as a kid (in my experience, the majority say WWII or the Civil War 😅). As can be told by the sheer number of books I have set in the period, the revolutionary war was my obsession as a child. I've visited Williamsburg 3 times, when I was 8, 11, and 17.  I'd still love to go back again. The way you're instantly transported back in time, smelling the wood smoke (and trying not to have an asthma attack), trying on big straw hats (and maybe buying one), learning how to properly curtsy and play hoop and stick, ahh, so many good memories! #janufairy19 - Anastasia: History
Join us tomorrow night for VOICES and the Pratt Writers LIVE series as we welcome Jose Antonio Vargas to the Church of the Redeemer: Wed., 1/23 7:00pm. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a tireless voice for the human rights of immigrants. This event is free, and there will be a book-signing, with books for sale. redeemerbaltimore #joseantoniovargas #writerslive #voices #dearamerica #atthepratt #defineamerican #wordsthatmatter
Who remembers these? Going back to the books of my childhood. I was obsessed with these when I was about 10 years old. “My Secret War” was my favorite. Because of these books I began my journal entries with “Dear America” every time I wrote in them. Did you read these as a child? Which book was your favorite? * * * amazon.com/author/greye
Join us tomorrow night for VOICES and the Pratt Writers LIVE series as we welcome Jose Antonio Vargas to the Church of the Redeemer: Wed., 1/23 @ 7:00pm. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a tireless voice for the human rights of immigrants. This event is free, and there will be a book-signing, with books for sale. @redeemerbaltimore #joseantoniovargas #writerslive #voices #dearamerica #atthepratt #defineamerican #wordsthatmatter
Join us tomorrow night for VOICES and the Pratt Writers LIVE series as we welcome Jose Antonio Vargas to the Church of the Redeemer: Wed., 1/23 @ 7:00pm. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a tireless voice for the human rights of immigrants. This event is free, and there will be a book-signing, with books also on sale. #joseantoniovargas #writerslive #voices #defineamerican #atthepratt #redeemerbaltimore #dearamerica #wordsthatmatter #compassion
#dearamerica okay.. Let's see how this play out.
The beauty of books and the hunt within a used bookstore. This one is dedicated to Grandma Meena and her granddaughter S.K. Kissinger. Wishing that whoever they are and wherever they are, they are well. . . . . . #book #books #bookish #booklover #bookstagram #booktography #cozy #blanket #dearamerica #sofarfromhome #usedbooks #bookdragon
We are snowed in, our cars hate this weather...So I’m reading my childhood favorite book with my child, it’s the perfect weather to be grateful for where you came from and what you have! #dearamerica #revolutionarywar #historylovers #bookworms #raisingbookworms #snowedin
Day 19, #30Days30Books - again, a series! The #DearAmerica books by a variety of authors were a staple of my growing up years. The first one I ever read was "Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple (Mayflower, 1620)" which was - like a lot of these favorites - a school assignment! I think I was in 3rd grade at the time, but my love for these books lasted well beyond 8th. I need to re-read some of my favorites! Each one is written as the diary of a fictional girl (a sad fact for my 8 year old self to learn, as I was convinced I was reading True Stories at first!) set in a different period of American history. Though the books are certainly intended for an adolescent audience, and at times sanitized a bit, they don't sugarcoat real life. Whether it was the tragic realities of accidental poisoning on the prairie, the fact that mostly just the wealthy and powerful made it off the #Titanic , the brutality and poor hygiene of Continental Army medicine, the hardships #suffragists endured in prison, the cold racism in the post-Civil-War North (not just the South!) or the terrors of Kristallnacht, the Dear America books opened my eyes to real life beyond static facts in a history lesson, and I will be forever grateful. And - lest you think they are all doom and gloom, I must add that hilarity has its place too (especially in the Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift)! #BobbsMerrillPublishedTheJoyofCooking #WhichOzzieandILiketoCallTheSadnessofAspic
Q: Do you like books set in the past? * Two posts today because I was busy and forgot yesterday! I absolutely love the way this picture turned out... 😍 * I'm hooked on historical fiction right now! I finished Cogheart on Friday and now I'm reading Enchantèe and it's do good!! * #readgushjan19 #yellow #finnfuryrevolution #bookssetinthepast #bookishjan2019 #bluebooks #dearamerica #theroyaldiaries #naturephotography #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #historicalfiction #marieantoinette #elizabeththefirst #elisabeth #anastasia #bookish #reading
"Home is not something I should have to earn. Humanity is not some box I should have to check." • I finished this book this morning and I can't even begin to tell you how I feel. Jose's memoir is about his life as an undocumented citizen in America. As a kid he was sent to America not knowing all of his papers were fake until he applied for a driver's license at 16. I learned quite a bit about the immigration policy in the US through this book, and how it actually doesn't give undocumented citizens much of a process to become 'legal'. Simply put, it's easier to keep undocumented people 'illegal' than to help them fix their status. There is no line they can get behind and not much more they can do when there is no system to begin with. Dear America isn't a politics or immigration book, but it's one person's story about homelessness, of feeling like you don't belong in the country you call home. It's about the constant anxiety and the difficult choices made to get by. What does it mean to be American? What does it mean to be a citizen? Regardless of where you live or where you're from, this book is a must read. If nothing else, it's important to remember that "the illigals" are human too, with lives and stories just as real as ours.
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DEAR AMERICA. As a nation how do you project the image of liberalism and at the same time maintain oppression? #dearamerica #liberalism #opression
This is one of my very favorite Dear America books!❓🇺🇸📚 I read a billion of these when I was younger and I like to go back and visit them with a reread.📖 🍃 The Dust Bowl era is a point in history my mom made us study for a long time! (Homeschooler here!) 🍃 We watched the Walton's episode called, The Dust Bowl Cousins, a thousand times. We watched documentaries featuring real life people who had lived through the dust bowl. And for English class mom made us write a story📝 about someone who lived right in the middle of the dust. 🍃 ❓What's a time in history you love to study?🤔 ❓ Did you read/ still read the Dear America books? 🇺🇸📚 ° ° ° ° °#DearAmerica #dustbowl #theWaltons #HistoricalFiction #history #homeschooled #homeschooler #green #blue #books #read #reader #writer #write #amreading #amwriting #writerslife #readerslife #thewritelife #writing #blogger #teenblogger #teenwriter #Christianreader #books #romance #Historicalromancefiction #cleanreads #Christianfiction #romance
I believe that everyone has read at least one #dearamerica book in their life, and if you haven’t, then I’m sorry. I have read so many of these books, and plan on reading many more. They a short and sweet, and easy to read. #writersofinstagram #bookstagram #books #bookish #nanowrimo
Dear America books! We just got in nearly 20 books. :D They are $4 each. These are fantastic historical fiction spanning a variety of times and places! 2465 N Main Suite 15 Sunset, UT Monday- Saturday 11 am - 7 pm #dearamerica #books #historicalfiction #childrens #chapterbooks #bookparlor #bookstagram #reading #sunset #utah #daviscounty #usedbooks
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founder of @defineamerican @joseiswriting was born in the Philippines but has lived in the U.S. since he was 12 years old. After finding his out papers were fake while applying for a driver’s permit, he spent several years navigating a sense of homelessness in the place he calls home. In 2011, he wrote an essay for The New York Times Magazine and publicly “came out” as undocumented. . DEAR AMERICA: NOTES OF AN UNDOCUMENTED CITIZEN is Vargas’ story of “lying, passing, and hiding.” It’s a small book that asks big questions about what it means to be “American” as an individual and in terms of national identity. He explores many facets of the immigration, from the personal to the big picture. . On a personal level, Vargas honestly discusses the psychological effects of family separation and not being able to “settle down”’with the threat of deportation looming. Even though his undocumented status isn’t a secret, that doesn’t mean the feelings of uncertainty disappear. . Vargas’ internal journey also meant questioning America and looking at the country’s policies. He doesn’t ask the reader to side with a political party or to look at him as the “good immigrant,” but to be critical of the perception of the U.S. as a “nation of immigrants” by presenting revelatory facts and thoughtful perspectives on how much race, class, and immigration are intertwined and embedded in the fabric of the nation. There are so many points worth mentioning. I’ll expand more in the comments. . After reading, I realized how much I don’t know about U.S. immigration policy or the lives of undocumented citizens. Amidst the current anti-immigration climate, the United States is at a critical point in how it wants to shape itself as a nation. The immigrant experience is complex and can’t be dismissed as something happening to “those people” and it’s important to read personal narratives as a way of humanization. @dearamericabook is a good place to start. . TL;DR Recommended for all citizens. Introspective personal account with insightful commentary and some background on U.S. immigration in between. . #readtmc #dearamerica #joseantoniovargas
Honestly the government shutdown is completely 100% PSYCH c-r-a-z-y & it MUST END. It is OUR own civil servants, Americans that are ESSENTIAL to the economy, from all over the United States being PERSECUTED unrighteously by our ELECTED leaders. The men & women that WE TRUSTED are defying that very trust & I promise you it won’t cost THEM a cent, years ago they changed the law so in fact THEY would be paid in a government shutdown. They chose to ACT LIKE CHILDREN, let a POLITICAL FIGHT overpower the LIVES of their own people. Hundreds of thousands of our people... for a WALL? PEOPLE WAKE UP #notokay #governmentshutdown #dearamerica #PSA . . . . . . #explore #mirrorselfie #forever21 #love #boston #vsco #barstoolsmokeshows #🖤
BRUH!!!!🤦‍♂️😆 SOMEONE PLZ COME GET YA MANS... #trump #trumpswall #fucktrump #realdonaldtrump #45 #wtf #ohhellnaw #whomanzzzisthis #somebodycomelookatthis #pettypost #dearamerica #bruh #🤦‍♂️
When #hubby is sweet, but #furbaby is a demon so the tulips have to go on the highest floating shelf 🤷‍♀️😻💐😘 #DearAmerica @motownjeffbrown
Wow! What a great and enlightening book this is - highly recommend! #dearamerica #undocumented #books
#superlatepost but This was going on at 11:00 pm on December 27th! We Did Not get a holiday break!! SO, to those who are planning on stressing over a gift for your special person, please understand that you’ve been Programmed..! #dearamerica #giveusabreak
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/obsessively-outspoken/id1366026508?mt=2&i=1000415186411
https://obsessivelyoutspoken.com/cops-civilians-a-community-divided/ Dear America (Pt. 1)- Join me as I sit down with Officer Luffey, a twenty-four year veteran on the Pittsburgh Police Force. We sat down together to discuss the divide between cops and civilians and how we can take steps to narrow the gap and begin to heal as a nation. #DearAmerica #obsessivelyoutspoken #outspokenone
My signed book collection (including @thesquickerwonkers gem in the back) is little, but mighty 💛 What authors do you wish you could own signed works from? Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, James Joyce, and Taylor Jenkins Reid make up some of my list! 🌻💫 ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #newtheme #signedbooks #thebookthief #averylargeexpanseofsea #dearevanhansen #deh #thugbook #thehateugive #laurengraham #dearamerica #rupikaur #thesunandherflowers #bookstagram
The Dear America Books were always a favorite as a kid... and I found some at my local thrift shop! • • • #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booknostalgia #favoritebookasachild #dearamericabooks #dearamerica #booksandteacups #socialmamaloop #coffeebooksandbulletjournals
America you got a fucking problem and I am never going away it’s about 20 Million other motherfuckas just like me reparations is due and y’all gon pay. #DearAmerica
Because he matters and #blackartmatters by #artist @shanequagay Gay #Art : #DearAmerica Dear America* an ode to John Lewis, Hosea Williams, Robert Mants, and Albert Turner who stood at the edge of Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama on March 7, 1965 (Bloody Sunday). Inspired by Spider Martin's beautiful "Two Minute Warning” + email: shanequagay@gmail.com love your work! Keep expressing ✌🏾 #artoftheday #instart #instaart #artsy #arts
This shit is real. It is not funny. There are people working for free right now who’s bills do not stop. Senior citizens and Disabled people who pay for housing with government funding will also suffer. Children who receive free lunch that is sometimes their only meal will also be affected eventually. People we must pay attention and get in tune.....#staywoke #paycloseattention #notfunny #enlightened #dearblackpeople #dearpeople #dearamerica
#Repost @honeybadgerwo ・・・ Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #bluelinebeasts #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #salutetheblue #Enough #thinblueline #police #lawenforcement #strongwomen #strength #sheepdog #service
Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough #backtheblue
Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough
Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough #BackTheBlue #ThinBlueLine #ThinBlueLineFamily
Posted by Dan Cincinntus on FB : Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough
#Repost @dvailes with @get_repost ・・・ Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #thinblueline #blueline
#Repost @dvailes ・・・ Dear America 🇺🇸, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #thinblueline #blueline
#Repost @honeybadgerwo (@get_repost ) ・・・ Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #bluelinebeasts #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #salutetheblue #Enough #thinblueline #police #lawenforcement #strongwomen #strength #shee
Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough
I’m tired of wearing this damn Mourning band. I’m tired of watching my brothers and sisters being lowered into the ground. I’m tired of this happening. This Sh*t has to stop. Rest now ladies, we got it from here. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #shreveport #davis #officersofcolor #merica 🇺🇸 #thinblueline #brothersinblue #sistersinblue #policeofficer
Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #bluelinebeasts #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #salutetheblue #Enough #thinblueline #police #lawenforcement #strongwomen #strength #sheepdog #service #american #blue #family
My new #books from #ebay arrived! I have been reading & collecting the #DearAmericaSeries they making an interesting read. #childatheart #booksgram #childhoodmemories #DearAmerica #ebayfinds #instabook 📘💕
From Facebook: Dan cincinnatus Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough
My good friend wrote this. . Please take a few moments and read; Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. . They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. . Both are 22 years old. . Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. . Both are dead; less than a day apart. . Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: . Blue. . . America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. . . But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. . . Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. . . Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. . Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. . Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, . The Thin Blue Line . #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough #police #thinblueline #cops #theymattered
Spending my morning answering questions from two 5 year olds as to why the bad guy shot a police officer. They don't get it, I don't either. This year has started out rough for anyone in blue, and it only continues to get worse. The problem is, this country has become more lenient on punishments. Parents are more lenient on consequences with their children too. Instead of teaching children to do right, they're told to be scared of police officers because they have guns. The guns aren't the problem, breaking the laws and not knowing how to listen is! #davis #davispd #lawenforcement #thinblueline #backtheblue #blm #bluelivesmatter #police #policeofficer #policeman #policewoman #endofwatch #DearAmerica #girlpower
Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough
😔Repost from Sheriff’s deputies page on FB. Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #ODMP #DallasStrong #Enough
Dear America, I’d like you to meet and remember the names and faces of Chatéri and Natalie. They are both beautiful, young, vibrant women. Independent, intelligent, strong, and patriotic. Full of promise and their desire to serve their country, their communities, and hoping to make the world a better place. Both are 22 years old. Both have been Police Officers for less than six months. Both are dead; less than a day apart. Both of them were murdered, you see. Not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character - character that led them to cover themselves in a color of unity, service, protection, and duty: Blue. America, sometimes I don’t even recognize you anymore. I hear about walls and healthcare, wars and sexism. I see violence and polarization, depravity, unspeakable wealth and crushing poverty. I see a shut-down government and national leaders who cannot come together for the good of The People. But as soon as I look into the eyes of Chatéri and Natalie, those gorgeous eyes that shall never open again or see another sunset, I remember what we are about. I know all is not lost. We do not deserve women and men such as these, but we desperately need them. Look upon the faces of these fallen heroes - heroes who gave their life for YOU - and know that those on the Thin Blue Line will walk through ridicule and persecution, vitriol and hateful rhetoric; and even still, they will climb in to their squad car of black and white, turn the engine on, and roar off into the dark of night and come to you, sirens wailing and hearts of service ready, whenever you need them. Officer Chatéri Payne, Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. End of Watch 1/09/2019. Time as an Officer: 2 months. Officer Natalie Corona, Davis, California Police Department. End of Watch 1/10/2019. Time as an Officer: 5 months. Though they may be gone, they are NOT forgotten. Respectfully yours in Service, The Thin Blue Line #DearAmerica #GirlPower #LODD #EndOfWatch #Service #ShreveportPD #DavisPD #thinblueline #blueline
“This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like me find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home. After twenty-five years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.” -Jose Antonio Vargas, Dear America Vargas shares his immigration story, his life growing up in California as a gay, undocumented grandson of two Filipino-American grandparents, and his path to becoming a journalist. Past adoption age and barely too old to be a Dreamer, he has spent much of his life pursuing a career as a journalist while always worrying about his citizenship status—falsifying info on his tax forms, worrying about the date when he wouldn’t be able to renew his driver’s license, letting co-workers know about his status, etc. And then he intentionally outs himself in a news story as an undocumented citizen, becoming a public face of the immigration fiasco in the US and facing scrutiny on a massive scale. I appreciated this candid and searing memoir, learning Vargas’ story and learning his thoughts on the impossible place so many undocumented immigrants find themselves in: living as forever-outsiders with no option of a path to citizenship. Vargas doesn’t argue that every undocumented immigrant should pursue legal citizenship—in fact, he points out that for a variety of reasons, this might not be a decision everyone can or will make—but rather that immigrants are an essential, contributing segment of the population and should be allowed to make homes and have lives that don’t involve hiding or living in limbo. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 #stsreads #stsreads19 . . . . #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #dearamerica #mustread #nonfiction #memoir #diversebooks #socialjustice #bookreview #igreads
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Repost Join us for "Open Letters from Humanity: 7000 to 700 to 70." This event reflects upon Letters from a Birmingham Jail, that Dr. King wrote. San Antonians have written letters in the same manner as Dr. King Jr., in response to current affairs facing society. Join us for food, live jazz, and performances. Jan 19th 7:30pm at 320 N. Flores at Carmens DeLaCalle. #DearAmerica #openletter #AndreaVocabSanderson #Vocab #sincerely #dreamweeksa #dwsa #2019
Book 1 of 2019 finished. Read it, don't read it... It's really up to you. No matter your feelings on immigration, if you choose to read it, what you get out of it is up to you. I found it to be insightful, factual, informative, and non-partisan. #defineamerican #dearamerica
I want you to put aside any preconceived notions you have about undocumented immigrants. Then I want you to read this book. It’s a firsthand account by Jose Luis Vargas, an undocumented immigrant who was brought to America from the Philippines when he was twelve to live with his grandparents. When he tried to get a drivers license at 16, he found out his passport was fake. It’s an incredible and shocking story of Vargas’ firsthand experience as an undocumented immigrant, and shines a light on how flawed our immigration system is- for both legal immigrants and for undocumented immigrants to “get legal.” Some things I learned: - Undocumented Americans paid $23.6 billion in federal taxes in 2015 - Annually, undocumented Americans have paid $12 billion into Social Security, a program they do not have access to. - Most illegal border crossings occur at airports and by people overstaying their visas. - - - #defineamerican #dearamerica #joseluisvargas #undocumentedandunafraid #immigration #humanrights #aclu
Dear America a little candy education. These are Smarties, and Those are rockets. Picture one lovely milk chocolates covered in a candy coat are smarties, picture two those powdery pill candies are rockets. #candy #smarties #rockets #food #foodporn #junkfood #chocolate #dearamerica #america #canada #CANvsUSA
Another TBR I picked up during my trip to San Diego. The list keeps growing. I have no shelf control! Surely I’m not the only one? 🙈😝 #bookish #booksofinstagram #tbr #dearamerica #lovetoread #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofig #bookworm #booknerd
‘Dear America’ is a contemplative and comprehensive 3-part series that explores the current state of race relations in America. The third installment features Unitarian Universalist, Rev. David Herndon. You can listen to our podcast interview at www.obsessivelyoutspoken.com or read it in the blog section https://obsessivelyoutspoken.com/dear-america-race-religion-part-iii/ #DearAmerica #doubleO #obsessivelyoutspoken #outspoken1 #race &religion
Putting Yourself in Another’s Shoes — At The Break had the fortunate opportunity to have a hot second with Pulitzer Prize author Jose Antonio Vargas at the @ybca and hear first hand Jose’s personal experience around his migration to the United States, and the continuous struggle he has faced as not only a person of color, but a gay man. Jerome Reyes lead the panel and his powerful artwork speaks without saying a word. — Link in bio. — #whyimhere #joseantoniovargas #jeromereyes #pulitzerprize #dearamerica #migration #immigration #podcast #inclusion #treatpeoplewithkindness #wakeup #journalist #journalism #atthebreak
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