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I need to drive my son to daycare tomorrow. To ensure we arrive alive, we won't take public transit (#OscarGrant). I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (#DaunteWright), and ensured my license plates were visible (#CaronNazario).
I will be careful to follow all traffic rules (#PhilandoCastille), signal every turn (#SandraBland), keep the radio volume low (#JordanDavis), and won't stop at a fast food chain for a meal (#RayshardBrooks).
I'm too afraid to pray (#RevClementaCPickney) so I just hope the car won't break down (#CoreyJones).
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Getting into a car is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#JacobBlake
Passing a counterfeit bill is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#GeorgeFloyd
Sleeping in your home is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#BreonnaTaylor
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Statement from the student club Inclusive Earth (no twitter atm). If you find these graphics useful, feel free to share.

BLACK LIVES MATTER
This is not “political”.
This is a human rights issue
and a public health crisis.
This is personal.
1/20
Police brutality towards marginalized groups,
especially resulting in the murders of countless Black people for centuries, is awful and also a symptom
of the larger problems of structural racism and oppression. 2/20
Yes, EDUCATE yourselves on issues of diversity/equity/justice/inclusivity (DEJI) and especially anti-Black racism. Do better going forward. We all are.
But also know that EDUCATION IS NOT ENOUGH. 3/20
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THREAD on #BLM

Tho I'm Latina, I know I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)

I can relax in my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)

I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)

I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)

I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)

I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)

I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)

I can play like a child (#TamirRice)

I can go to church (#Charleston9)

I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)

I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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Say every one of their names—Then #SayTheirNames again.

It matters.

Beloved children, spouses, mothers, fathers, friends, co-workers, neighbors.

Denial of racism IS racism
Silence IS compliance
#BlackLivesMatter
#GeorgeFloyd

#BlackOutTuesday, no commentary needed—A Thread
#GEORGEFLOYD, 46 —911 call from a grocery worker claiming an attempted forgery.

Responding LEO w/17 previous infractions held him down for 9 minutes by the neck as 2 LEOs assisted & 1 did nothing.

His life drained out of him as he said #ICantBreathe

4 Officers fired—1 charged.
#AHMAUDARBERY, 25—Jogging, hunted down & shot by 2 men while a 3rd videotaped the murder. They claimed they suspected him of a burglary. Homeowner of house being built states nothing was taken.

2 men charged with murder & aggravated assault. Videotaper claims bystander—Pending.
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I was asked to write this and I was emotional and angry. Tired, really. But I wanted to share my thought process when writing these 750+ words about the proximity of premature death/racism in Dallas and in this country. THREAD. dmagazine.com/frontburner/20…
I’m an artist & MC. I always think about ideas in song lyrics. No other song title conveys proximity to premature death better than 2Pac’s “Death Around The Corner”(especially since his best work, ME AGAINST THE WORLD, released when he was in prison):
I decided to start with Tupac’s words because, in his lyrics, he located how CLOSE death was in his lived experience. Racism has a way of making that easy for you. He understood a radical political framework, predicted his premature death in this country and was killed at 25.
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You want to know why Black people are angry...
We can’t be handcuffed and put in the police car unless we are dead (#GeorgeFloyd)
We can’t go bird watching in Central Park (#ChristianCooper)
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis)
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without pausing, & without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)

#BlackLivesMatter
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(For allies)
As a white person, I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can shelter-in-place (#BreonnaTaylor & #RegisKorchinksiPaquet)
I can play video games at home (#AtatianaJefferson)
I can go shopping at Walmart (#ShellyFrey)
I can park at 7/11 (#IndiaKager)
I can report a burglary (#CharleenaLyles)
I can fall asleep on the couch (#AiyannaStanleyJones)
I can seek help for a mental illness (#KaylaMoore & #TanishaAnderson)
I can stand up for my rights (#KorrynGaines)
I can laugh outside friends (#RekiaBoyd)
I can go Christmas shopping (#SonjiTaylor)
I can walk home (#FrankeAnnPerkins)
I can talk on a cell phone (#LatanyaHaggerty)
I can dispute a traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can seek help for a domestic dispute (#YvetteSmith)
I can answer the door (#MichelleCusseaux)
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Just got this email. Not sure if my writings/ appearances sparked it, or simply my existence as a black person. This is what we're fighting against. This is why people are rebelling across the nation. Stop pretending this mindset is rare and start realizing what's at stake
My colleagues in media, ESPECIALLY black women, get these emails every day. And phone calls, and letters. At least we get to respond on air, in print, online. The vast majority of black people subjected to verbal assault and wanton police and vigilante violence do not
Our pain pales in comparison to #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd #AhmadArbery #BothamJean #AtatianaJefferson families. But let me be clear. This nation's inability to treat black people with basic decency and humanity doesn't change whether you are on the street in bed or on air
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding #ChristianCooper
I can go jogging #AmaudArbery
I can relax in the comfort of my own home #BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson

#BlackLivesMatter
I can ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride
I can have a cellphone #StephonClark
I can leave a party to get to safety #JordanEdwards
I can play loud music #JordanDavis
I can sell CDs #AltonSterling
I can sleep #AiyanaJones
I can walk from the corner store #MikeBrown
I can play cops and robbers #TamirRice
I can go to church #Charleston9
I can walk home with Skittles #TrayvonMartin
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party #SeanBell
I can party on New Years #OscarGrant
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1) I have privilege as a White person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
2)I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
3) I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
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If your black friends take the time to talk to you about racism and educate you, APPRECIATE IT. It's not their damn job. You have Google. You can read. Relying on black people to explain racism and your white privilege does not make you an ally. Do your part. #Blacklivesmatter
Some ways to get started:
Read @austinchanning's book "I'm Still Here."
If you're a white Christian, I highly recommend "White Awake" by Daniel Hill.
Read "The New Jim Crow.." by Michelle Alexander to learn more about systemic racism and how entrenched it is in US history.
Read "Waking Up White" by Debbie Irving and "White Fragility.." by Robin Diangelo. Have the hard conversations with the white people around you.
There's a reason for #BLM and it's not new. It's easy to ignore things when they don't affect you, the 72%.
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On Friday, my CEO mentioned #AhmaudArbrey by name in her weekly all-company video message. It meant the world to me. Has your workplace acknowledged Ahmaud? Here’s why so few will & why they should reconsider that silence./1
78% of Black professionals say they’ve experienced discrimination and/or fear that they or their loved ones will. Yet 38% feel that their workplaces deem it unacceptable to speak about these experiences./2 hbr.org/2017/07/people…
This isn’t what “bring your whole self to work” should look like. The lack of acknowledgement can feel deafening and contributes to low satisfaction & engagement and low commitment to the organization./3
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#BreonnaTaylor, an EMT, & Kenneth Walker were asleep when cops from Louisville Metro Police Dept, stormed n2 her home, w/o identifying themselves. Walker fired, officers responded with a hail of bullets & killed Taylor after she was hit 8 times. atlantablackstar.com/2020/04/01/law…
This case sounds so much like the #AiyanaJones case. Another case where police busted into someone’s house, in the middle of the night, not announcing it themselves. They killed 7yr old Aiyana as she lay in her bed & tackled her grandmother who had no idea what was going on.
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#BEingBlack in AmeriKKKa

We can’t go jogging:
#AmaudArbery

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes:
#BothamJean and #AtatianaJefferson

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride

1/7
We can't have a cellphone:
#StephonClark

We can't leave a party to get to safety:
#JordanEdwards

We can't play loud music:
#JordanDavis

We can’t walk home from the store:
#TrayvonMartin

#BeingBlack

2/7
We can’t sell CD's:
#AltonSterling

We can’t sleep:
#AiyanaJones

We can’t walk down the street:
#MikeBrown

Our children can’t play with toys: #TamirRice

We can’t go to church:
#Charleston9

We can’t party on New Years:
#OscarGrant

#BeingBlack

3/7
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If you are a Christian that means you're a person of freedom & justice. I want to see other ppl fighting for the justice of unarmed black men being hunted down and slaughtered.
(I don’t know who created this, but I'd like to credit the original author if anyone knows.)
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This next part is not my post and the person who posted it was not tagged:
Black people are so tired. 😓
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
(2/9)
We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #Renisha McBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
(3/9)
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Black people are so tired. 😓 And tired of being victim-blamed for our own murders.

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson)
We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
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A Tweetstorm!

Black people are so tired. 😓. I am soooo tired.

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
2/ We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).

We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).

We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).

We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).

We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)

We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
3/ We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).

We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).

We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).

We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).

We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
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Black people are so tired. 😓

A Roll Call Repost

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #Renisha McBride).

1/7
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).

We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).

We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).

We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).

We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)

We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).

2/7
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).

We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).

We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).

We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).

We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).

3/7
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I spent the last few weeks going through police shooting data from 12 cities, including Fort Worth, to answer the question many had after #AtatianaJefferson became the 6th person since July to be killed by a FW officer. Here's what I found. star-telegram.com/news/local/cri…
1. Compared to 11 cities of similar size, Fort Worth police shoot and kill no more often than those other police departments. They fell in the middle for total fatal shootings, and just above average for total shootings, both nonfatal and fatal.
2. When considering population, however, Fort Worth police had the second-highest fatal police shooting rate per 100,000 people in 2019, and the third-highest such rate in 2018.
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In today's @nytopinion, I wrote about the police killing of a Black woman in Texas named #AtatianaJefferson. If you have time, you should read it. And if it activates you, you should visit our #SayHerName webpage: aapf.org/shn-campaign 1/13
Almost 5 years ago, over 25,000 protesters surged through the streets for Millions March NYC, an anti-police brutality demonstration fueled in part by grand jury decisions not to indict police officers for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. 2/13
What’s less known is that #SayHerName, a campaign to elevate the names of Black women, girls and femmes killed by police, also emerged from that moment. These names remain obscure--like India Beaty, Shelly Frey, Jessica Williams--even today. 3/13
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My #BlacksForYang Series 21-28 October.

Sign up for Notifications each time I post...It will be like one of those Twitter Op Eds I did, helps put everything in one place.

Should @AndrewYang worry about reaching & SECURING the Black Vote? #YangGang

@AndrewYang Thread 1: Pandering Vs Meaningful Policy

In 2020..Politicians must spend more effort talking to us not at us..".that candidates’ efforts to engage black communities often focus more on symbolic gestures than MEANINGFUL interactions." #BlacksForYang

vox.com/identities/201…
@AndrewYang What I really want the #YangGangFamily to understand ...ANYONE specifically talking to us about our own issues different to yours is NOT PANDERING...It's pandering when it's all about style (sounding cool, playing hiphop, photo ops etc..) and ZERO SUBSTANCE..no fake interest.
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Y'all know I had to make a reaction video to the #DemocraticDebate for those who missed it. #KamalaHarris shut it down by standing in her truth as a Black woman aiming to make history. It was epic! My thoughts on that &more. #DemDebate #Kamala #Kamala2020 #KamalaHarris2020 #KHive
My earlier tweet about #OperationBlockTheBlackWoman low key blew up but I said what I said. Here are my thoughts on that plus the extra hurdles #KamalaHarris has to clear. #DemDebate #DemocraticDebate #Kamala2020 #KamalaHarris2020
Somebody tap Tulsi and tell her that Assad and Putin are the enemy not the Black Patriots like #MaxineWaters and #AlGreen that called for Trump's impeachment. Thoughts on her tiny violin act plus Steyer and Beto. #DemDebate #DemocraticDebate
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