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As a member of the @UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, it has been a privilege to participate in the second session this week in New York. Here is a🧵of key points I heard made (note: this is NOT the forum’s official report)
#PFPAD #UN #HumanRights #AfricanDescent
1/ An insistence on robust civil society participation and a call for the removal of structural and bureaucratic barriers to those attending annual sessions, including accommodations for language, disability, and event capacity
2/ assertions that while many UN mandates are well-funded, organizations supporting people of African descent often lack adequate support. The costs or access issues should not be onto individual participants
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Wondrously flexible Jamaican term for systemic power and Western cultures seen as degenerate or oppressive, especially the POLICE.

#WarInnaBabylon @ICALondon
‘In the Jamaicans, you have a people who are constitutionally disorderly—it’s simply in their make-up.’ @metpoliceuk

‘For this greater spirit of rebellion among the Jamaican slaves compared with those of the other British slave societies several causes may be given.’ @opatters1
‘sergeants & constables do leave stations with the express purpose of going “NIGGER HUNTING”, that is to say, they do not get orders from superiors to act in this way, but among themselves THEY DECIDE TO BRING IN A COLOURED PERSON AT ALL COSTS’ Joseph A. Hunte 1966 @policeconduct
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Indian American is going to play a very critical role in the USA Election post emergence of #KamalaHarris

Let's explore
There are around 11 million Asian-Americans eligible to vote in America this November elections. They comprise five percent of the total electorate.
Of this 11 million Asian-Americans 3.9* million are Indian-American voters

* some other source suggest 1.8 million
In the event of a close contest, this vote bank of influential Indian Origin could make a difference!
and #KamalaHarris is a major deception planned by the Democrats to divide the Indian-American votes.

.. this is where the game of perception starts
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#africandescent |Gestern hat Staatsministerin @AWidmannMauz die Online-Veranstaltung „Förderung der Teilhabe für Menschen afrikanischer Abstammung“ ausgerichtet. Hier ein Auszug aus meiner Rede: Image
“Wir können rassistische Zuschreibungen, die über Jahrhunderte Denk-und Verhaltensmuster zur Folge hatten nicht von heute auf morgen „entlernen“. Sie sind da, auch wenn wir sie nicht sehen oder auch nicht denken, dass wir sie hätten.
Das langfristige Ziel der Dekade für Anerkennung, Gerechtigkeit und Entwicklung ist daher ein Zukunftsprojekt. Es gibt einiges, was wir heute schon angehen können. Die Resultate jedoch müssen langfristig gedacht werden.
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#Thread | Aktuell wird mehr über #Rassismus gesprochen und es wird dagegen protestiert. Das ist wichtig. Aber es genügt nicht. Schwarze Menschen in DE fordern Anerkennung und gleiche Rechte! Communities richten diese Forderung seit Jahrzehnten an die Politik. Passiert ist wenig.
Vor genau vier Jahren fand die deutsche Eröffnung der #africandescent Dekade der @UN im @BMFSFJ statt. Gastgeberin war @ADS_Bund. Die Konferenz wurde von den Communities organisiert. Wirksame Maßnahmen bleiben bisher aus; entgegen der Verpflichtungen in GA Resolution 69/16. Image
Den Hintergrund zur Dekade und die Forderungen hat @DIMR_Berlin dokumentiert:
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#EPlenary today made history by recognising fundamental rights of black people in landmark resolution overwelmingly adopted by 535 MEPs.

The 1st time #EU denounces structural racism, call for #reparations and to end racial profiling. #EndRacismEU #EUelections2019 #AfricanDescent
“The ball is now in their court: we need concrete action plans and specific measures now." @amelyacef , Chair of ENAR

Read our statement: ”…

#EndRacismEU #EUelections2019
“The resolution calls for concrete action from European Union institutions and EU Member States."

Read our statement:… #EndRacismEU #EUelections2019
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