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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/26/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/06/26/dai…
Student loans, the racial wealth divide, and why we need full student debt cancellation

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#StudentLoans #DebtCancellation #RacialInequality #WealthDivide
The Delta Variant Is a Grave Danger to the Unvaccinated

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#delta #variant #COVID19 #VaccinationRate #consequences #risk
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This does not surprise BIPOC. We live it daily. The rest of you often deny our lived reality or assume it is exaggerated. Then you are shocked and ask “what happened to my country”

what happened: is you insisting on keeping your head in the sand & shutting down truth tellers
Most liberal/progressive types who get super excited by data... data that are incomplete, flawed, or based on people lying in polls due to social acceptability bias. But many liberal intellectuals are
Very little has changed since this was written by MLK. Very little has changed since my grandfather was training in England in Colonial times (there he was considered “black” and black/brown more similar as BAME) as a highly skilled surgeon (ophthalmologist) but sub-human.
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...responding with institutional rhetoric rather than something more humane in response to trauma... #AGLS18
@cplong How to bring words to such a moment? Knowing about Greek tragedy is helpful. Need to draw on #liberalarts education #AGLS18
To put the arts of liberty into practice as leaders, parents, friends...have to repeat your values and then to live them. @cplong #AGLS18
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From #Pericles to #Trump: A brief history of the West in 21 tweets (including this tweet). Purpose is to show how through the muddled history there is a direct ideological train connecting Western Civ that is meaningful to talk abt. Obvs lots is missing. it's a tweetstorm. (1/21)
753 BCE: A little town called #ROME is founded on the banks of the Tiber in #Italy. It will invent the word Emperor & become the standard for all future western empires. Its language is still used on the seal of the American President, along w/ its symbol of the Eagle. (2/21)
387 BCE: Plato founds his Academy for philosophy in #Athens. In between bouts of mansplaining & homoeroticism they trailblaze the concept of using logic & reason to make sense of the world & develop tools for doing so we still use today. (3/21)
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