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She Was Threatened, Called A Stripper And Reported To ICE, But This Latina Didn’t Apologize For Standing Up Against Racism

Seattle high school student, Brigitte Yasamin, was not having it when she saw a fellow classmate making a racist pottery project. She took to Twitter to denounce the project, but at some point, it must not have felt like she was doing enough about it and took matters into her own hands.

Brigitte Yasamin, a Washington state high school student, had a problem with a classmate working on a confederate flag pottery box.

How can someone be racist that early in the morning?


Yasamin then snuck a photo and posted it to Twitter.

Hate School

Complaining on twitter is pretty standard these days, especially when it’s about school. It’s what she says she did next that folks are calling her a “hero” for.


After tweeting about the racist project and saying it made her “sick,” she took matters into her own hands. Literally.

OOPs

Yasamin posted a photo of the smashed box on the ground, then tweeted she doesn’t fear the consequences, saying “I got no sympathy for racists” in another tweet.


She went on to say she’d happily discuss the events with her principal if summoned.

According to Yasamin, the girl making the pottery didn’t mind her breaking it, saying “its ok” about the smashed project. She also claims that her teacher only commented “it happens.”


Her posts containing the photos have since been deleted, but in the age of the screenshot, nothing is ever really gone.

Some people screenshot and shared, just to keep the message alive.


Not everyone was happy about her act of resistance. Some have attempted trolling her, but she’s been clapping back like a beast.

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She has had no problem defending herself.


Some have even made personal attacks, insinuating she’s a stripper and threatening physical harm. At least one Twitter user claims to have reported her to I.C.E.

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According to her tweets, she was born in the United States and has assured trolls they’re wasting their time reporting her to anyone.


Twitter followers have come to her defense, supporting her actions and calling her “iconic” and a “shero.”

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We can’t believe it either.


Hopefully the trolls leave her alone and she can go back to being a normal teenager (who occasionally tackles racism in the classroom).

Here’s to smashing racism, one pottery project at a time.


[H/T] Latina Teen Called a “Hero” for Smashing Classmate’s Racist Pottery Project

READ: This Latina Shuts Down Another Latina’s Racism On The Subway


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Here Are 11 Graduation Cap Designs We Wished We Had Thought Of Back When We Graduated

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Here Are 11 Graduation Cap Designs We Wished We Had Thought Of Back When We Graduated

Graduation is right around the corner – and in case you don’t have enough distractions to delay your time for studying for finals, here are some badass graduation cap designs we put together for you. For inspo, you know. Time to take a 5 minute *or 2 hour* break, and get your DIY on!

The countdown for graduation begins! You worked your ass off to get that college degree and you deserve a fire cap design.

Chingona AF
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

Chingona AF [adjective]

  1. Extremely talented, driven, intelligent, accomplished.
  2. Used to describe someone who is badass.

 Example: Did you hear about Sophia? She just graduated three weeks ago and she already has her own business! She’s chingona AF!

After all, having a college education is sexy AF, and it’s your turn to show it off.

con diploma te ves mas bonita
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

Calladita Con diploma te ves mas bonita.”

Even though you’ve always known that you’re a BOSS, this graduation cap will be sure to let everyone else know.

Vicente, Rey
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

Now it’s time to put that college degree to good use and conquer the world!

For something more poetic, here’s a graduation cap with a beautiful and empowering message:

luis, raise voice louder
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

There’s no number of sharp thorns, no matter the amount, that will stop you from blooming.

Frida Kahlo knows what it’s like to go through a difficult journey, so take some inspo from her because YOU FREAKIN’ MADE IT and that’s what matters the most.

Frida
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

Frida Kahlo couldn’t have said it better.

Graduation is your chance to clap back (with kindness, of course) to every person who ever doubted you. Do it with a message on your cap like this:

Me puse las pilas
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

Having your mom yell at you, “¡Ponte las pilas!” about 100 times, actually pushed you to keep going and never give up.

After all, you’ve been dreaming about this day to come for such a long time, and it’s finally here. ??

Selena
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

?Late at night when the whole world was sleeping, you stayed up to study hard. And you wished on a star, to make it this far, even without much food.?

And it’s thanks to your family, friends, professors and anyone else who has helped you along the way, that this dream has come true.

para mi ma y pa
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

…which is why this special day is dedicated to them too.

And if it took you more than four years to graduate, there’s no better way to express your immense relief than with these two words:

por fin!!
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

“AT LAST!”

So whether you believe it or not, it’s a wrap! You are graduating, and it was definitely worth every take.

Film grad
CREDIT: CHRISTINA HENDERSON / WE ARE MITÚ

What would you title your journey to graduating if it was a movie?


READ: 15 Things You Should Take From Mom’s House Before Moving To College


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