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Alright. I'm on the @blackvotecanada webinar with provincial leaders speaking to the Black community. @CBCAdrianH is moderating. I'm asking an audience question. Here we go. @AndreaHorwath is first. Lemme live-tweet this 🪡
She called out @fordnation for not showing up and I can’t disagree. She talks the unequal impact of the pandemic, systemic racism. Yet doesn’t talk about the police. She tells us that Ford doesn’t give a fuck about Black people. Says the @OntarioNDP does #ontpoli
The @OntarioGreens dude needs better audio. But also calls out @fordnation for not showing up. But does talk about the police. Spends a lot of time acknowledging his privilege in the face of Black ppl’s experiences. This is not a value judgement just reporting #ontpoli
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The dean of @TheBuschSchool at @CatholicUniv, where I attend @CUACanonLaw, just launched an anti-"woke" video for Trumpist PAC @CatholicVote. In it, he explicitly identifies himself by his CUA title. So he's appearing in a partisan video as a CUA rep. 1/4
CUA Busch School Dean Abela slams #DEI, #BLM, and, of course, the rainbow flag. He puts scare quotes around "racist" & rags "progressives" for boycotting Georgia over its voting law.

As a pro-life, pro-chastity, pro-marriage Catholic and a grad student at CUA, I'm appalled. 2/4
OK, it's not shocking. @NapaInstitute, Koch, etc., own @TheBuschSchool. Race-baiting insurrectionist @AbbyJohnson was welcomed at CUA, & an image honoring George Floyd's memory was stolen twice. CUA's ban on LGBTQ groups extends to straight allies.… 3/4
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3rd workshop on Artificial Intelligence Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion (AID BE I) at #AAAI: a livetweet thread by @banazir

#DiversityInAI #DiverseInAI
@RealAAAI @WiMLworkshop @black_in_ai @_LXAI @QueerinAI @AiDisability #IndigenousInAI
@wimlds @BlackWomenInAI

1/🧵 Screenshot: Zoom attendees ...
Welcoming remarks from @banazir:

There will again be a special issue of Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (#PMLR, an imprint of @JmlrOrg's Journal of #MachineLearning #research) on this workshop.

Video recordings of the workshop will be at

First presentation: "Hello* - A Beginner's Guide to the Conference Galaxy" - Bethany Chamberlain, Dovile Juodelyte and Veronika Cheplygina

@chamberlain_ba @DrVeronikaCH

Great use of @Mentimeter!

3/🧵 Screenshot of cover slide a...
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@FDRLST @SpencerLndqst
Seems like the @iamepiscopalian is 100% bought in to wokeness and child indoctrination. For tuition more than med school, you too can brainwash your child. @parishepiscopal @EpiscopalDallas @gsesdallas
Yet it’s removed out of public school? Wait a sec....…
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A new day, a new chapter. Namely... #UnsilencingMyWorkplace Chapter 5: The Search. This story is truly a fine wine. I'd say this particular vintage has a full-bodied bouquet of dysfunctional governance with underlying notes of racism and egotism.
I need to be vague about how the story began because otherwise it would be too identifying for vulnerable people. Suffice it to say that at some point, my department was hiring (we do this a lot).
Also suffice it to say, one particular member of the department had a preferred candidate and tried to rig the outcome before the search even started. I *think* the preference was because of shared research area. Not sure, but in any case, it's not central to the story.
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#BlackHistoryMonth is an opportunity to understand Black histories, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black success and high achievement. However, the focus on the past sometimes causes us to overlook the history that Black people make right now today.
There are times that Black History walks among us and we fail to recognize its greatness. My grandmomma used to say, “Flowers are for the living.” That is to say, can’t no dead people smell no flowers! Why do we wait for people to die before we honor them?
Let’s honor them now! While they can appreciate it! And they can know that we appreciate them! And sometimes, Black History is as simple as representation.
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Throwing this out there in hopes that someone can relate bc sometimes this experience is lonely and confusing …
I just went to apply for a #diversity training award and then stopped. Canceled my application. This is not the first time I’ve done this in my graduate career. 🧵
I am half Persian. My father fled to this country during the Iranian revolution w/ no money in his pocket. My mother is from Missouri. She and my father met, fell in love despite not speaking each others’ language, and eloped after 2 months of being together.
They were cut off from their families bc of this. And my father faced awful, violent discrimination in MO (read: car being flipped over and set on fire). Still, they persisted and fostered a loving environment for my brother and me. It wasn’t always stable, but it was loving.
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To the Black Tech Community. They call me "The Jobfather" because I get people offers they don't want to refuse.

I have a personal mission to help as many Black people get new jobs in Tech as possible.

It's an amazing industry where we are severely underrepresented.
I've put together some resources you can use to help you on your Tech Job search.

A Spreadsheet of all the Remote Job Boards I could find:
A free resume template for download:

A cover letter template for free download:

#Careers #TechJobs #BlackLivesMatter #DEI #Recruiter #TechisHiring #JupiterHR
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@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil “States generally define lobbying as an attempt to influence government action through either written or oral communication…”… #lobbyist #lobbyists #lobbying
@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil “…However, each state may have unique elements for what constitutes lobbying, exceptions to the definitions, and exceptions to those exceptions.”… #lobbyist #lobbying #lobbyists
@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil @AtlanticCouncil site:“Driven by our mission of “shaping the global future together,” the Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges.”
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Directness & saying what you mean is important. The receiver also needs to be ready to tolerate this. Society & business places tend to prefer the passive aggressive so being direct does invoke blowback.
There is particular social cost to being direct & going against social norms

if your optics/demographics invoke mental models …say of expected discretion, “civility”, or “be kind” or “softness”


if mental model invoked is “angry Black woman/man”…
“Be kind” is red flag: it identifies the passive aggressive shushing/shaming people who are threatened by @candor & perceive directness as aggression. It’s a fixed mindset trait or a negative consequence when empathy/emotions overindexed in ways to block growth & learning.
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As a #vaccine & #publichealth advocate I *always* respond to any question with sincerity. Since I got put on lists of pro-#DEI/#equity/#BLM docs to target is anonymous accounts will “@“ me then when I respond in good faith it is tallied as my “harassing” = manufacture fake #data.
This is a deliberate anti-#publichealth #SciComm strategy to bully, harass (but then claim opposite), intimidate, & drive out

Sadly, it is successful

Hundreds of public health officials have left jobs, mislabeled by #disinformation smears

If do not leave on own
manufactured/fake outrage or drama or
internal lobbying relationships/political pressure
to get dedicated #publichealth officials fired

@KHNews #MedTwitter #NurseTwitter #ScienceTwitter #pandemic #COVID19 #QAnon #disinformation…
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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

Follow #BlackTwitter
Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:
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Those of us with immigrant backgrounds have NO idea what debt we owe these women for risking their lives so some of us can shop at Whole Foods with other suburban moms, then drive a Lexus home to ride on a Peloton, & think only our own hard work created this access to success.
Those of us who are Muslim have a partial experience of what it is like to be made the face of threat and danger and vilified.

…But “the West “still wants to “save” Muslim women… make us a token or mascot of saviorism & evidence of being a shining city on the hill.
In comparison, the black woman doesn’t have that opportunity to be paraded around as the most recent woman “saved” & celebrated - the tropes are universally harmful & exploitative/pejorative vs Black women in society/media + centuries of economic barriers/being exploited.
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The U.S. only ever led on “elite feminism”

elitist, controlling anti-woman American women will be the death of any small prior progress in gender equity

Women need to stop with the required solidarity or forced support of fellow women who harm

Actions matter, not anatomy
The maternal mortality rate, especially for Black women is appalling. Has American feminism ever concerned itself with deaths of fellow women? No. Count number of women in C-suite (who align with anti-justice incentives) and fight for privileged access of a few. Trickle down.
Even as a nation of elitist feminism, have these women, mostly wives of or daughters of, become President? No. That would require a woman having value or respected as an individual, as opposed to American culture of women valued or gaining access for their relationships to men.
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Institutional silencing of scientists & academics needs to stop.

Public universities playing politics to protect 💰 from state budgets comes at expense of academic integrity or protecting the public in a #pandemic that has killed >700K Americans, 1:500…
There is a false claim #DEI silences professors, academic freedom, freedom of speech. No, those who previously confidently said racist, sexist, ableist, anti-#mentalhealth things face accountability. Loss of “freedom of speech” =getting jailed/disappearing…
Having to hear “that is racist” is not loss of freedom of speech. Is identification of the content.

You can choose to feel “personally attacked” or you could choose to improve. Must identify racism as it drives harm, death, wrong dx

From @Health_Affairs…
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The day after my pregnancy-loss I showed up to work like …everything was fine. Did you?

[THREAD] #LeadershipMatters #DEI
After realizing the pain I was in, I communicated with my (amazing) boss that I was having a “medical issue”, which he never questioned (blessed). But to this day, I have never shared to him, or my colleagues who I spent the majority of my life, what I was going through. Why?
A. Pregnancy-loss, fertility are issues often not discussed in the workplace. Even though the impact can be physical & mental.
B. Most Managers are not equipped/trained to talk about these issues.
C. Most Companies do not consider these issues in equity & inclusion initiatives.
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Thank you for your patience! We are live! #ImmunoEquity is starting now! A flyer of the gender equity panel with the headshots and af
#ImmunoEquity we are recentering on all #MarginalizedGeneders and how the #Intersection of #Gender and #Race affect these demographics. 1/
#ImmunoEquity we have seen some increases in white and Asian women, but not in #Hispanic, #Black, or #Native women over the last 15 years and how intersectionality plays in this -Dr. @LabFairfax 2/
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Get ready for #ImmunoDiversity! Let us know anything you learned from this event! We're so excited and ready to build up this thread! #BIIW21 1/
Do we think #Immunology/#STEM stacks up as a welcoming and inclusive field? The general consensus is that #DEI in society is the same in #STEM, but at least we are having conversations around it even if action is slow 2/
Oh, don't forget to follow: @robclayrivers and @danne_phd as they discuss this important topic. 3/
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Today we publish 4 comments and an editorial that launch a new series: #DEI in medical research.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critically important if medical research is to deliver on its goal to improve human health.
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First up, Folakemi Odedina @MayoClinic and @MarianaStern @USC present an overview of the challenges that scientists from underrepresented minority groups, such as researchers who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous, face in securing research funding.
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In the second piece, Marie Bernard and colleagues describe the @NIH UNITE initiative. This will change how the NIH funds research and recruits researchers, in order to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and medicine.
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My thoughts on the new #UniversityofAustin
1.) I get why people are concerned about what's happening in academia. I am too.
2.) I am not sure starting a new school is the answer
3.) the answer is for good people to come together and TALK about #DEI. #cancelculture #University 1/
The reason there is such a backlash is because people do not know how to talk about race, racism, and the intersections with gender and sexuality in America. So, instead they go on the attack. They demean. They harass. They marginalize. They deny reality. #CancelCulture 2/
American universities cannot become a place where the "diversity statement" runs the community. It has to be one of the spokes in the wheel that makes a university an open, free, welcoming, healthy space for academic freedom and discourse for ALL. 3/
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🚨🚨 New @AEI report: @james_d_paul and Robert Maranto release the first empirical examination of just how prevalent #DEI statement requirements have become in #HigherEducation hiring. /THREAD
Nearly one in five #professors are now being selected based on not only academic merit but also their commitment to a particular ideological vision—and, due to conservative coding schemes, this number may be even higher. /1
19% of job postings studied require diversity statements, while 68% include the terms “diversity” or “diverse” in some fashion. /2
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So the first thread I want to do is tech/applications that have made my science easier and more accessible. Some of them are paid (not always accessible), but I'll try to offer a free version that I've used that may not be as great but worked for me. 1/
I'm not paid by any of these companies and I am welcome to be corrected/supplemented on any of these resources from people in the community. Because we work together, not separately!! So LET'S GO! 2/
Science is hard. And trying to keep track of all the literature can be a pain so I have some resources for that. The trifecta: @RsrchRabbit, @zotero, and Excel Splicer worksheet. 3/
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As we strive to document a changing America, journalists at USA TODAY are committed to work that helps readers make sense of the world around them and better understand the challenges ahead.
In 2020, our company committed to publicly report our staff demographics each year. Here is where our newsroom diversity stands this year.…
"I am pleased to note that we have made solid progress toward our goal," writes @mwadsworth, publisher of USA Today and president of news at @Gannett Media. "Though our work is far from over, we continue our commitment to achieving racial and ethnic parity."
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A mis- and disinformation superspreader event featuring @DefendingEd @KidsinSchoolPAC @NoLeftTurnElana, which should cover #COVID19 anti-mask propaganda, anti-#CriticalRaceTheory hysteria, anti-#DEI falsehoods, and more #BucksCounty #PA01 #PA #Montco #PA @PSEA
For some #BucksCounty #PA01 context highlighting local actors, read "Anti-Critical Race Theory hysteria revives McCarthyism, Klan politics" where I speak with @jasonintrator who provides a historical perspective to things happening on the ground in #PA.…
Still waiting for these folks to denounce and repudiate the local #BucksCounty #PA01 Three Percent cell - the Proud American Patriots Network militia. Amazing there was going to be a paramilitary picnic with #Reopen folks. So far, crickets...
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