#MCM today goes to the #victorious#French#football#players at the 2018 #FifaWorldCup ⚽️ 🇫🇷🏆 illustration by #cartoonist#MahmoudAlRifai 🧐 and now a few words by Peniel E. Joseph, a renowned scholar, teacher and a leading public voice on race issues:
The team's success is particularly noteworthy because of the way in which anti-immigrant sentiment, especially against migrants with #African#roots , has roiled French society over the past two decades. #Immigrants with African roots populate all parts of French society, particularly the areas that require hard, at times poorly paid and dangerous labor. Many of these immigrants -- and citizens -- are connected to #France and the larger #EuropeanUnion 's highly exploitative colonial past. France's championship-winning World Cup team features no less than 15 players with African roots, including the dynamic 19-year-old forward #KylianMbappe , who is descended from an #Algerian mother and #Cameroonian father. The team's pan-African make-up goes a long way toward helping the world -- including #European#soccer fans who have chanted ugly racist slogans against #black players -- reimagine the most popular sport on the planet and what it means to be a citizen. In short, the #WorldCup#champions remind us all that, in an era of globalization, racial and ethnic diversity represent an enduring strength at all levels of society, ones that build cultural and political bridges within and between countries, nation-states and neighborhoods. For millions of soccer fans around the world, Africa, in effect, just won the World Cup! This is more than just wishful thinking. The make-up of the French team represents a powerful response against building walls and detention centers to detain and dehumanize #immigrant populations. We can no longer afford to pretend that immigrants entering any nation on earth are not fellow citizens seeking the opportunity to thrive and become citizens of a reimagined world community. France's World Cup team demonstrates to all how #immigration , at its best, holds the key to a #liberated and more #humane#future for us all.
Το εκχύλισμα της βαλεριάνας χρησιμοποιείται για την αντιμετώπιση διαταραχών του ύπνου και κυρίως της αϋπνίας. Δεν είναι όμως αυτή η μόνη χρήση της βαλεριάνας. Χρησιμοποιείται επίσης, για ψυχολογικές παθήσεις όπως είναι το παθολογικό άγχος και το στρες, για προβλήματα όπως το νευρικό άσθμα, η υστερική κράτη, η ευερεθιστότητα, ο φόβος της ασθένειας (υποχονδρίαση), ο πονοκέφαλος, οι ημικρανίες και οι στομαχικές διαταραχές. #valerian#relax#sleep#herb#herbalism#stress#roots#αγχος