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FYI, this is basically the same argument made by segregationists in opposition to the integration of public schools post Brown v. Board. The GOP knows its bigoted base has a muscle memory for despising the mitigating hand of the federal government & public school system. #JimCrow
Also it’s no coincidence that they’re stirring up a shit storm about CRT, LGBTQ, BLM and abortion simultaneously. They wage a culture war on every front possible b/c hatred and oppression of marginalized groups is what unifies Republican voters to GOTV. #SouthernStrategy101👺🤡👹
Evangelicals “seized on abortion not for moral reasons, but as a rallying-cry to deny President Jimmy Carter a second term. Why? Because the anti-abortion crusade was more palatable than the religious right’s real motive: protecting segregated schools.” politico.com/magazine/story…
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Reparations are owed.
#Sharecropping #JimCrow
Reparations are owed.
#UrbanRenewal #NegroRemoval
Reparations are owed.
#BlackFarmers
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Our action partner, @BlackVotersMtr, has boycotted Biden’s speech in #Georgia on the #VotingRights bills, refusing to act as a photo op prop. Understand the frustration: we’ve been screaming about Georgia as #JimCrow central for 8 years...
Laws alone won’t help: we need the Justice Department to stomp on the new "voter fraud vigilante" challenge system we uncovered. We need enforcement of the laws we have, Joe. gregpalast.com/georgias-origi…
And CNN and MSNBC should stop referring to #Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger as a "hero" just because he wouldn’t go to jail for Trump.
gregpalast.com/stealing-georg…
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Despite a problematic op-ed recently published in the NYT, election subversion and #JimCrow era voter suppression wielded today are inextricably and problematically linked. We need the #FreedomToVoteAct and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to mitigate this harm. 🧵
Election subversion and voter suppression were used together during the #JimCrow era of the 1870s-1950s to prevent Black voters from utilizing their full electoral power in the South: (2/9)
Georgia: 33 Black lawmakers who helped write a new state constitution guaranteeing voting rights for formerly enslaved Georgians were expelled from the state legislature after white legislators argued they had no right to hold office. (3/9)
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Can we all have a serious bipartisan conversation around the history of immigration in America and it’s impact on #ADOS? The Immigration Act of 1864 was one of Lincoln’s most signature pieces of legislation prior to the #EmacipationProclomation of 1865.

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“This law legalized and bureaucratized labor recruitment practices similar to indentured servitude to encourage immigration to the United States and economic development.”
“Although many poor Europeans had arrived as indentured servants during the colonial period, the practice had ended in the 1820s.”Congress repealed this law in 1868 after protests by labor organizations.

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If we want corporations to step up, every civil rights organization that has received donations from corporations must now ask the same corporations, "Are you supporting the U.S. Senators who have blocked restoration of the Voting Rights Act for over 7 years and 9 months?
Have you given to ALEC, the group that is promoting voter suppression bills in state houses across the U.S.?”

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If corporations speak out against voting laws and give social contributions to civil rights organizations but still invest in the Senators who are blocking the restoration of federal voting rights protections, then their public statements are just image management.
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@CoachFelecia From time-to-time, ethnic personalities similar to that of #AndyNgo have appeared in right-wing movements ..

You just have to look for them.

These "ethnic" individuals aren't there to discover the truth!
@CoachFelecia They are their to provide a service. That is their value.

What is the service? They are weaponized to confuse the public while empowering "lily-white" delusions about black people.
@CoachFelecia These individuals...

Never thought their life could be
Anything but catastrophe

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*2022* canvassing tools for Georgia elections:

- Wireless printer ✔️
- Wagon wheel ✔️
- Water ✔️
I spent a month in rural GA, covering six counties with zero to no democratic infrastructure. The need for *connectivity* is even more valuable as many lower-income and rural-area families often struggle to either pay for and/or have access to it.
The local fast food parking lot was the “hot spot.” As if the struggle to participate in Zoom mtgs, go online for virtual classes, and work from home weren’t enough stress, now Georgia voters have to think about one extra step just to cast their vote?
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"Racist policy disguised as race-neutral policy is still racist if it affects minorities disproportionally. EVEN IF THAT WASN'T THE INTENT."

-- Adam Savage

#JimCrow
#ColorblindRacism

"Might not be in the back of the bus
But it sho' feel just the same

— Prince, "Dear Mr. Man"
Colorblind Injustice | J. Morgan Kousser | University of North Carolina Press uncpress.org/book/978080784…
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The extreme anger, numerous symbols of hate and unbridled #racism on display during the #Capitolriot by many educated and professional people, from across the country, shocked a lot of people. It also reminded many of the #lynchmobs from the Deep South in the #JimCrow era. BUT...
The MOST disturbing element is the enablers in the shadows, who according to law enforcement sources, helped them conceal their weapons, which they retrieved at some point between the rally on the mall and the riot.
Another MAJOR, real-time takeaway that we’re often oblivious to: The subtle hateful acts, and racist behavior unfolding around us in social, work and other community settings, that are masked by smiles and flattering language.
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There is modern-day Jim Crow in Indian Territory against Black descendants of slaves owned by Native masters. @RepDebHaaland has supported policies that will allow these policies to continue.

“We are being discriminated against by our own Nation because we are Black.”
“Not because we’re Indians, but because we are Black, we have Black blood. We are counted every year for the money that they get for ALL the government programs and they vote us out every year of those programs.”
“Investigate our nation for the problem that they’re having right now with the Blackness of our skin and the crook in our hair. We ARE Seminoles and we will always be Seminoles. We were born Seminoles. We will die Seminoles and we stand with Seminole Nation.”
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Last night, news broke after a whistleblower exposed that #ICE is forcibly sterilizing women in its camps, many of whom are Indigenous Central & South Americans. This is horrific, but it’s hardly surprising. Let’s examine why. THREAD 1/x
The US has a long history of forcibly sterilizing #BIWOC & indigent & mentally ill women, in addition to its long history of committing acts of #genocide against #BIPOC through the theft, forced displacement, & sale of children. See Laura Briggs, Taking Children. 2/x
But eugenics & #colonialism are not only part of #UShistory, the US was the template for a number of Nazi projects. Timothy Snyder argues successfully in Black Earth that Hitler’s concept of lebensraum, or living space, was a colonial model based upon US Western Expansion. 3/x
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BREAKING: Supreme Court deals blow to felons in #Florida seeking to regain the right to vote washingtonpost.com/politics/supre…
As the BBC TV reporter who first broke the #Florida faux felon story back in 2000, I can tell you that the Supreme Court’s decision May have just reelected Donald Trump. gregpalast.com/the-great-flor… ImageImage
The court is requiring voters to pay their old fines and court fees, but I can tell you as an investigator, it’s almost impossible to even find those records. #Florida’s records are a mess, and they (ie. Katherine Harris' GOP successors) like it like that.
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A tale of 2 reviews: Recently, my book, “Modern Bonds: Redefining Community in Early 20thc. St. Paul,” has been both lauded and panned. Why? Opposing views on racial justice and its history in MN. Let's take a closer look. #academia #publishing #racism 1/12
The negative review critiqued Modern Bonds for its persistent focus on #racism/racial discrimination & the way I challenge positive narratives about midwestern culture especially compared to other parts of the country. That review is here 2/12 cambridge.org/core/journals/…
Given current discussions & research @ the nature/history of racial discrimination in MN’s Twin Cities it is surprising that the neg review suggests I *overplay* the presence/impact of structural & overt racism there a century ago. #JimCrow #MidwestHist 3/12
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Thread #ElectionSecurity is THE #VoterSuppression issue.
1. I want you to listen to this @nytimes #TheDaily podcast about the #GeorgiaPrimary meltdown nytimes.com/2020/06/11/pod… Listen to how they tiptoe around the issue of #votingmachines & don't identify them as the CENTRAL issue.
2. Why are #votingmachines the central #VoterSuppression issue in #GA & many other states? Because they are the new #JimCrow. The machine is the way officials control how many ppl vote & how those votes are counted. It might as well be a literacy test. Could it be more obvious?
3. The podcast notes that the counties that did not get enough voting machines (for example 3, when they needed 8) were the counties with LARGE #Dem populations w/predominantly voters of color. W/a touchscreen voting machine if you don't have enough machines you have long lines.
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1/ A conservative friend of mine argued at various times and in different contexts (including racial preferences or affirmative action), that slavery ended in 1865, he had nothing to do with it, so why don't African-Americans "just get over it." #RaceMatters
2/ Yes, slavery ended in 1865 and while it contributed greatly to the wealth of white America, African-Americans were given nothing in return as the government reneged on its promise of 40 acres and a mule after the end of the Civil War. #RaceMatters pbs.org/wnet/african-a…
3/ Compare this to the Homestead Act of 1866 which transferred an area of land in the west the size of CA and TX (10% of all US land) to whites who need only improve it for 5 years and file a deed. aeon.co/ideas/land-and… #RaceMatters
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A Confederate flag being flown by a Trump supporter outside the BOK Center in Tulsa, where Trump’s rally will take place tonight. He is slated to be speaking on race in America.

#TrumpRallyTulsa #TrumpsCoronavirusRally
Another Trump rally attender is wearing a protest diaper that reads “Covid my ass” while holding a lululemon bag. #TrumpsCoronavirusRally Image
Temporary fencing has been installed around the BOK Center ahead of Trump’s Tulsa rally. #TrumpsCoronavirusRally ImageImageImageImage
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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston
goodreads.com/book/show/3233…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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Racial injustice has been sustained by narratives of fear & anger, argues #BryanStevenson. "To fight against those narratives we need other narratives." Educate yourself on injustice & the systematic criminalization of blackness through these Peabody winning & nominated programs.
@Ava DuVernay's primer on the criminalization of African Americans, "@13thfilm," traces the story from racial slavery to convict leasing systems, from #JimCrow terror to mass incarceration as a way to exercise social control of black populations.

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The "74 Seconds" podcast series from @MPRnews details how police pulled over #PhilandoCastile for a broken taillight and 74 seconds later he was dead from seven shots into Castile's car.

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That awkward moment when a dyed in the wool @TexasGOP stan finds the *great* common sense the good Lord gave him & uses his syrupy, twangy drawl to speak the unvarnished truth to MAGAts who voted to close their hospitals but don’t know it b/c DT said “HOAX”. #CowsPlowsSows 🤠🔥💣
Ok, so ICYMI socioeconomic warfare is officially underway. 🤬 The battle to save the corporation that supplied the slayed-to-the-gods coats of armor to Malia & Sasha Obama’s inauguration swag is HERE. #ShotsFired #AntiTrumps #GetOnTheBattlefield #Solidarity #UniteVoteWin 👿💣🔥 ImageImage
Kroger buys and redirects dairy farmers’ surplus milk to Feeding America food banks | via @FoodNavigatorUS cc @HoustonFoodBank @BetoORourke #HometownHeroes 🔥🤩🇺🇸 foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2020/0…
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#EXCELLENTREAD #Cosign

A recurrent M.O. of white male dominance is to pit white women against the interests of women of color. Don’t take the bait. 1/ #Biden
Sexual assault #matters. But, we only have 2 viable choices for president now. It is, as @KirstenPowers says in this helpful column, a #zerosumgame. 2/ #biden
Remember this:
#Immigration is a women’s issue.
#Healthcare is a woman’s issue.
#ClimateChange is a women’s issue.
#Education is a women’s issue.
#Guncontrol is a women’s issue.
#massincarceration is a women’s issue.
#NuclearProliferation is a women’s issue, too.
3/ #Biden
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Next #FreedomRoadPodcast episode, recorded in collaboration with @PantsuitPolitic! Listen in on both platforms #tomorrow as Lisa, Beth and Sarah talk COVID-19, sci-fi movies canaries in mines and one hard question: What will alliance w/ WOC require of White women in 2020?
NOTE: #COVID-19 stats by race were released last week. The stats make three things clear: 1) Media reporting has been white-centered 2) The impact of COVID is racialized and 3) response to COVID is being politicized. #WisconsinPrimary #HealthDisparities Imprisoned w/ Coronavirus.
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Remember when #Republicans #seceded from the #Union to defend the @PeculiarInstitution of #Slavery?

Neither do I.
Remember when #Republicans created the #KKK as an armed force of masked #terrorists to #murder newly #freedslaves and government officials that protected them?

Neither do I.
Remember when #Republicans enacted #apartheid in America through so-called #JimCrow laws?

Neither do I.
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With Bolton’s Book...looming on horizon the question of GOP Senators’ commitment to Constitution has resurrected. But, whether or not they demand witnesses will depend on one thing—their conscience. #ImpeachmentTrial
lisasharonharper.com/constitution-v… 1/ Image
Can the four GOP Senators needed to call for witnesses and documents stand to stay silent while their peers push American democracy over the cliff? 2/ #ImpeachmentTrial Image
Can GOP Senators stand to be known by their great grandchildren as the ones who set the Constitution on fire? 3/ #ImpeachmentTrial Image
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