Instagram Public Photos with #californialove

The beach is calling, i must go 🌅🌴🏖
featured artist: 📸 @jordanhexem

comment 35 star 1,210 16 hours ago

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over the past few months, i’ve been embarrassed to be an american. i’ve read headlines that have highlighted violations of women’s fundamental rights, lack of gun control in the u.s., and the trend toward increasing discrimination.

but, after reading that nearly 2,000 children (including babies) have been separated from their parents (many seeking asylum) at u.s. borders, kept in chain-link cages (aka “tender age shelters”), and neglected, i am straight up ashamed to be american. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
we are better than this. no matter your politics or your views on immigration, i think we can all agree that separating children from their parents and placing them in cages is beyond wrong; it’s morally reprehensible and inhumane. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if we are silent, we are complicit. if we refuse to feel empathy for others, we are nothing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#familiesbelongtogether ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if you live in the states, please support sb3036 (“keep families together act”). here’s how: call (202) 224-3121, state your zip code, and say “i live in _________, and i support sb3036.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
you can also visit http://aclu.org / @aclu_nationwide. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
on a not unrelated note — the first photo is from @theatlantic ’s 2016 story about iraqi refugees. june 20th happens to be world refugee day. today, there are nearly 70(!) million(!) displaced people who have fled war, conflict, violence, and persecution. the ongoing crises in places like congo, the plight of the rohingya in myanmar, and the continued situation in syria require our help, our contributions, our funds, and our hearts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
for more information, visit http://helprefugees.org / @helprefugeesuk ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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