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Many years ago I asked my grandmother and great-grandmothers about their experience during the Great Depression. They both said they were already poor, so it didn’t really affect them. They l were experiencing Jim Crow and knew what they had to do to survive.
For them, the Great Depression was something that really happened to “white folks” in America.

When I see the acquittal of #BoneSpurs during the #ImpeachmentTrialSham, it’s not anything new.
For a lot of African-American seeing a rich Caucasian man get off for heinous crimes or any crime is nothing new. It’s just new for a lot of “folks.” That’s only a sliver of the injustice and sham trials people of color have witnessed in the USA.
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So excited to hear @BarbaraRansby and several activists and scholars speak at this panel tomorrow:

"Chairman Fred Lives": The Life and Legacies of Fred Hampton, Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman"

#AHA2019 #Chicago
#LeftPOC #FredHampton
more info on this session here: aha.confex.com/aha/2019/webpr…
I'm also excited to hear Beatrice Wayne (whom I interviewed for the 10th episode of the @LeftPOC podcast, which you can hear via soundcloud.com/leftpoc/episod… ) speak later today on the meaning of fashion during the Ethiopian student protests of the 1960s)
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