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Listen, Pete has my vote. Thats not gna change bc imo he’s the most strategically sound choice to beat Trump, he can help unify us & he has systemic plans to uplift vulnerable communities and get us results. He has bold ideas, skill, heart, exp of being an other & I trust him. 1/
I started to take Pete seriously when I saw a Black woman in South Bend vouch for him and say it was his housing program that helped her pay closing costs on her first home, she wouldnt hv become a homeowner w/o her mayor’s help. That story was powerful! As a Blk woman & first 2/
time homeowner myself, her story spoke to me. I started follown her & her sister, & learned abt work Pete did w/comms of color in SB (comm policing, civilian oversight, youth programs, justice task force) to earn trust & revive his dying city n2 a place they are proud of again 3/
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Thread: #Kamala's historic campaign as only the 3rd Black woman to seek a major party nom (1st as top tier) isn't being met with the professionalism/culturally competent coverage it deserves. #RepresentationMatters so let these Black women reflect HOW it's done right. #Kamala2020
The media is often more interested in the horsesrace vs educating the public on a candidate. The GOLD STANDARD on researching/original substantive reporting is set by @juliacraven with a deep dive into #Kamala's Black maternal health work.…
We know that horsesrace coverage comes with the territory, however @emarvelous showed how to balance discussing the state of the race with providing space for rebuttal from #Kamala/supporters & providing perspective (i.e. acknowledging smear campaigns).…
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So this has been a very trying and upsetting #BlackHistoryMonth for the black people you know who engage with culture and politics. How do you help on this platform? Give us money. Promote our work. Engage us on our terms rather than your own.
Specifically you can start by joining my Patreon and helping me craft intersectional punditry unbound by agendas or financial interests.
I’m starting slow so that I can meet my goals every month, but the more patrons I have, the more work I will do. If the way we talk about politics isn’t working for you, help me change that:
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Been following the shit show that is Virginia leadership and just realized that the woman accusing Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is a former political science professor of mine—Dr. Vanessa Tyson. AND WOW.
Right now, the Lt. Gov. is denying Professor Tyson’s accusation and some sources are even reporting that the Lt. Gov. recently said, “Fuck that bitch” in a meeting in response to the allegations, though Fairfax denies saying these words.
I am here to say that I wholeheartedly believe Professor Tyson. @VanessaCTyson #IBelieveVanessa #MeToo #ListenToBlackWomen
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Congress has introduced 20 different bills this session to address maternal mortality. However, these bills do not sufficiently address a fundament problem: racism, not race, is a key contributor disparities in maternal mortality. 1/
And after almost two decades as a practice obstetrician, I have come to appreciate that as a health care provider, I am complicit: I practice in a system that is designed to deliver unequal care. 2/
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I lived in #Egypt when Anita Hill testified in 1991. Being in the US as Christine Blasey Ford is testifying is making obvious what I’ve been thinking since we first heard from CBF. And this is going to be another of my threads about white American women.
I have to wonder # how many white American women in 1991 were able to distance themselves from Anita Hill because she is Black? Because now the woman testifying is white and blonde. And that is an essential Q to my threads: where have white women been all this time?
Because if you are just now horrified at the way patriarchy enables and protects sexual predators, what America have you been living in? Because white, rich patriarchy has enabled and protected sexual violence against Black women for centuries.
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Amy Siskind is out here blocking black women and deleting their criticism and I have some thoughts.
While no one should be punished for changing, Amy Siskind said some real shit. For years. Before Trump offended her. That is it’s own problem, and one that has to be accepted.
Because in order for this #resistance thing to work out, the power can’t come from converts alone. It has to come from the people who weren’t being heard the entire time. And Amy is sitting right in the middle of a credibility gap.
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We’re at the SRO (school resource officer) review committee meeting. The committee meeting Monday was cancelled. Superintendent & FCPD Chief Roessler rejected the proposal to edit line by line & are presenting a new draft of the Memorandum of Understanding they edited themselves.
@nakasec already told us almost all of their comments/edits were rejected in this draft. Other committee members are frustrated that they’ve participated in this show but weren’t really listened to in the process. It’s a sham they call this community engagement. #NoCopsInSchools
Shirley Ginwright thanks committee members for their 52 pages of comments and edits. Says this meeting will be a walkthrough of the entire draft and then they will hear comments at the end of the meeting. #NoCopsInSchools
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Today at 3pm PST/6pm EST social media/phone storm @ Marin. Protest at 645pm.
#ThomasAndSally #EndItNow
Event page:…
"Long days on the plantation. Slaves worked from sunup to sundown 6 days a wk.No such thing as a good slave owner”
#ThomasAndSally #EndItNow
#ThomasAndSally has a line in it where Thomas says to Ben Franklin "I don't beat them [his slaves]."
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