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"You hear people say “but think of the unborn child!” Well I want to give you a different point of view. I am that child. I was unwanted and it was obvious. I was born two weeks premature because my father beat my mother. (A thread on what it’s like to be an unwanted child)
He went off whoring and she was left to give birth alone. I was given the correct clothes by my grandparents. I was given to my mothers family for quite some time. My grandmother was an alcoholic and my grandfather was abusive in other ways.
Most people do not remember their early childhood but I have sporadic memories, with perfect detail from as young as 2 years. Each one was due to intense fear of my father and my mother. They enjoyed tormenting me, hurting me, often laughing about it.
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In spite of his life of ostentatious sin, the Christian Right loves Trump. People like Pence and Falwell Jr. eagerly facilitate his authoritarianism. Today I want to introduce you to another far-right Christian playing that role. You might recognize him.
Bill Barr is on a mission from God. He's railed against secularism and the separation of church and state, and "called for the imposition of 'God’s law' in America."…
.@Readeradrift flags a few of Barr's far-right Christian views:
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On this last day of this so-called #BHM, I feel the NEED to clear up one very important aspect in cultural differences that's causing ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE:


I hope y'all are ready, bc this is a THREAD, HUNTY.


Let's start off slowly...


It's rather PERPLEXING, IRKSOME, but sometimes FLAT-OUT HILARIOUS to POC that these categories are oftentimes mixed up by nonPOC.

Most of the time, we don't know.


Acquaintance: someone you've only just been introduced to, or someone you've had a brief interaction with- you at least recognize them

Examples: networking, running into the same person in different places

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We do. We keep saying it, but no one wants to listen. The question starts w a false premise: no one is suddenly inspired to join ISIS. This indoctrination starts from birth. The idea that Islam will rule the world. A Caliphate will rise and when it does, we must join the fight
We’re told that all non-believers are the enemy and they must be killed. This is a common theme in mosques and madrasas across the world. Joining ISIS is the punctuation at the end of a very long sentence. It’s a long, slow process and we’e only looking at the conclusion

The father of one of the #BethnalGreen girls stood shoulder to shoulder w Anjem Chaudhry and Lee Rigsby’s killer at extremist rallies...where he took his 13 yr old daughter. Rallies where they screamed about violence to the West and burned flags. This is what she was taught.

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Science: what can we do?
Social Science: what will be the consequences if we do it?
Humanities: given that, should we do it?
Science: I can’t hear you above the roar of all the grant money fuck it I am doing it.
There are just way too many scientists (#NotAll! Love you science!!) who would’ve been super convinced that phrenology was the way to go in the 19th century, and argued for eugenics in the early 20th.

But never stop to think about what that reveals about their epistemology.
I don’t know what the phrenology is today (it’s evopsych. We all know). But our new eugenic age scares me all the time. #OurGattacaFuture
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@KassandraSeven @KyaeGunn Boy, DO I?!


1) STAWP w/ the #NotAll & SJW resumes.
2) RESPECT OUR SPACES- if we're having an intracommunity discussion, just listen.
3) QUIT recentering EVERYTHING back to you. This is oftentimes uncomfortable & unconscious, but do try to break the habit

@KassandraSeven @KyaeGunn 2/

4) YOU DON'T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE for being white. It sounds disingenuous. Just work on recognizing racism& privilege & how to personally mitigate it.

5)DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH- we have enough to deal with, & are TIRED of giving free Racism 101 classes. GOGGLE is your friend.
@KassandraSeven @KyaeGunn 3/
6) RESPECT that we may have different priorities. Black people are NOT a monolith.
7) END the patronizing NOW- just as "mansplaining" is a thing, so's "wytesplaining"
8) ASK questions, but be prepared to give WHY you're asking. Trolls are about, ya know
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Definitely one of the most helpful tweets/threads of 2018: #9ReplyGuys
In fact, @sbarolo 's thread above is so good that I want to translate it into Japanese. I hope you don't mind, Scott?
(The translation is partial and rather loose, but hopefully it'll carry the essence of your ideas.)
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This obsession is gross and weird. She is a woman in her 20s living in a hella expensive city. I’m shocked she has even that much.
A lot of this is pandering to the boomer-age viewers, so they can tut-tut about how irresponsible those avocado toast-eating millennials are. Instead, they should be asking why it’s become so hard for young people to save for the future. (Hint: It’s housing and student loans.)
Perhaps if the Voldemort generation (don’t say the B-word, they will destroy your mentions with #NotAll demands) wanted their kids to save more, voting for politicians that made that a concern instead of steadily delivering power to Republicans for generations would have helped.
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Hats off to the New York Times for seeing a blue wave building in Texas… and finding a way to center white evangelical women.
It’s not that this story isn’t interesting or newsworthy. It’s that there are thousands of interesting, newsworthy stories, and the Times spends a disproportionate amount of time covering white conservatives.
This article is like an ad for #NotAll white evangelical women, playing up “an under-the-radar web” of compassionate conservatives while downplaying the over the radar majority and the broader social and political impacts of white evangelicals.
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I'm a thin person who's been thin my entire life. Twice, I've gotten the flu, losing a visible 15-25lbs each time, and after each illness, I received nothing but praise and envy for the unintended weight loss. That's how I know y'all's "concern" for fat folks' health is bullshit.
I'm feeling the need to elaborate on this, so here we go. I want everyone to be healthy. Like, optimum health. That's not always possible, but it should be the goal. Our societies often tell fat folks that we don't hate their fat,just the toll on their health,but that's not true.
The fact that so many people are thin or emaciated BECAUSE of physical or mental illness, and these problems are either ignored, dismissed, or encouraged is proof of that.
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If you cannot stand hearing #notall to sexist or racist criticism, you cannot #notall to organized religion criticism.
You cannot in any form claim that most people who criticize organized religion are not coming from places of validity and shared experiences.
As much as you would like to keep a divine and sacred image of the organized religion you belong to, please keep in mind that humans are in charge of running them, and humans are capable of abusing the advantages they are afforded.
Don't be logical in everything else and then
Be illogical in understanding that people affected negatively by their experiences in an organized religion, are not trying to "spoil it" and "cause trouble", they are not suddenly "evil" and to be hated, because they are telling their stories. You believing that they are, is
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When someone criticizes a privileged group to which I belong, I try to stop and reflect to what extent I perform the harmful behaviors being discussed. That's my first move (aspirationally anyway). /1 #IntentionallyVagueTwitter
2) Of course my first reaction is to say #notall ... whatevers. I am human. I am flawed. But I recognize that and try to shift back to my aspiration of introspection and self-examination ASAP.
3) Then I think about ways in which I might improve. I think about what the critic is seeing that I might not be seeing. I try to shift my perspective.
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I appreciate where this thread is coming from, but speaking as someone who has worked with youth and met hundreds of gen Z in the last few years

It IS a fundamentally different generation. In ways I have found staggering, if largely encouraging
First, consider temporal context

Gen Z is the first generation of universal digital natives. Even kids growing up in the hood almost all have cell phones (and I worked with underserved youth, I saw this with my own eyes)

Not just digital natives, either. Social software natives
Moreover, Gen Z is entering a world of unprecedented wealth inequality. They are approaching adulthood at a time where all the roadmaps they came up following have been shredded.

College is no guarantee of anything. Workforce participation has contracted by 4m since 2008
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1. I and many ex-Evangelicals share @DJSugi’s frustration. 2017 taught us some things about how to be heard.

“I’ve spent much of my adulthood terrified that Christian extremists would take over America, and... many of my peers seemed oblivious to my concerns.”
2. Before laying out my thoughts on this, a couple of caveats. Firstly, it's not the fault of survivors of extremist Christianity that mainstream America has proven largely unwilling to listen.
3. An (untenable, circular) impulse to consider "real" religion benign is baked into American national DNA, although it functions disproportionately in favor of Christianity. Christian privilege is very real.
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Je vais vous montrer un exemple les mecs, suivez bien:
Ici cette personne demande aux féministes de se remettre en question dans leurs rapports aux personnes transgenre.
Je suis feministe.
Je me considère comme une alliée.
Je pourrais donc venir gueuler avec un #NotAllFeministes
Seulement voilà, je me remets en question: il y a des féministes EXTRÊMEMT transphobe.
Du coup peut être que cette personne fait allusions à d'autres personnes de ce groupe auquel je me sens une appartenance, les féministes, en tant que groupe donc, pas en visant chaque individu.
A ce stade il serait facile d'etre sympa, de me dire: ça ne me concerne pas, je ne suis pas visée par ce tweet comme tous les hommes ne sont pas visés par les "men a trash".
SAUF QUE c'est pas le moment de s'arrêter dans la remise en question.
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Was explaining to a (white) friend that for all its flaws, Uber is life support. I KNOW the driver will accept my fare (unlike black cabs)
It's something I have been hearing from my WoC (esp black and hijabi) students as well. Uber gives them freedom to move about the city
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1. I can always appreciate a genuine inquiry regarding #NotAllWhitePeople & #NotAllMen; join me as I take a more creative route to explain.
2. Imaging 13 kids (weird number, I know, but it'll make sense soon enough): 10 of them wear white t-shirts; 3 of them, brown tees.
3. Everyday, the "white tee" kids get to leave class early to attend lunch ahead of everyone else; the "brown tee" kids follow afterwards.
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