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5am thoughts: One of the challenges for men in #leadership positions in #tech who want to increase #inclusion and #diversity in our orgs, is that first we need to first recognize our own #privilege before knowing what conscious actions to take in our orgs & company-wide... 1/14
First, credit to my colleague @bjohnso5y. Her post on how to be a better #ally for #womenintech emphasized the mechanism of #recognition (e.g. crediting women for their ideas in public spaces). The goal of better #allyship inspired this thread... 2/14

medium.com/@brigidjohnson…
In the sphere of political debate, you’ll often hear white people (especially men) arguing they don’t have privilege and don’t get special treatment. "Everything’s a meritocracy!" "Nobody 'gave' me anything!" - Nothing to see here, move along… 3/14
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THREAD:
@2020MNCongress is a @GOP candidate for the Congressional seat of Minnesota 5 currently held by Ilhan Omar - @IlhanMN

According to @2020MNCongress (Danielle Stella), she is working on her campaign alone & without assistance. Thus she alone manages her Twitter account. 2/
Any independent review of her Twitter account would conclude that rather than proposing policies and ideas that could potentially help her community and future constituents, @2020MNCongress is using her account to promote and amplify her hatred of Muslims ... 3/
.... and spread completely unproven - and often fabricated lies - about her potential future opponent Ilhan Omar - @IlhanMN
Many of these tweets are borderline dangerous - some even represent a direct or indirect or implied threat of actual violence towards Ilhan Omar @IlhanMN 4/
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This is really starting to piss me off. #Trudeau literally created the most diverse cabinet in the history of #Canada, giving #POC the highest jobs in the country. He’s welcomed #Syrian refugees, he’s increased funding to #Indigenous people, he’s marched with #LGBTQ in #Pride...
...Parades. He’s supported #women’s rights, stood with #feminists & created the most gender balanced cabinet in the history of this country. His record on #humanrights, #multiculturalism & #diversity speaks a feck of a lot louder than some 20 year old photos. Wake up #canada!...
This is not #racism it is character assassination plain & simple. Don’t believe me? Look at Scheer’s record on #multiculturalism, #diversity & #inclusion. Look at the #whitenationalists, #bigots & #racists running in his campaign & ask yourself why they got a pass & JT doesn’t...
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Barry Soetoro AKA @BarackObama when will the truth come to light? 1- Back In 1961 #POC were called “Negroes” So how come the Obama “birth certificate” state he is “African American” when that term wasn’t even used at that time. #LightToDark
2- The birth certificate the White House released list Obama’s birth as August 4 1961 and list Barack Hussein Obama as Father. No big deal right? #TheMoreYouKnow
3- At the time of Obama’s birth. It shows his “father age 25” & father was born in “Kenya East Africa” #ThesePeopleAreStupid
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#TulsiGABBARD She of World Journo Fame cuz she outed herself as #RussianMob member in 2017 by using lawyer who smeared @Billbrowder to smear #Honolulu reporter. NOW Outs #TrumpFamily as #Saudi backed traitors to one and all
via @CNN #ManhattanDA noticed
@Billbrowder @CNN SO #TulsiGabbard Implies #Mogi is not happy #Trump double crossed him with #Emiratis and #Saudis (Because #Russia is broke) BUT #Saudis known to be #911Perpetrators and thus have Lots of RealAmerican enemies (like me and @iava #NYPD) and RMOB have lots of wet workers. #maddow
@Billbrowder @CNN So remember folks TRUMP (Kushner) want you to think IRAN is our enemy. BUT now we know the rest of the story. (See in next tweet) SEE DB summary of NYTIMES piece on #Saudi #OilField being attacked.
tinyurl.com/yyj9arfk and for #greens We Love It! @350 #ClimateChange #maddow
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#Racism and #WhiteFragility

Important question to raise.


Please read this entire thread, and watch the youtube clips. (Yes, I have watched all, and three times now). This is important if we are going to overcome our internal racism.
Animus is NOT a required component in racism.
#Racism is by-product of #institutionalpower.

#WhiteFragility preserves 'order' whether or not intended.
Important to remember.
#WhitePrivilege, #InstitutionalRacism manifests sometimes in the form of blaming the blacks. It becomes 'code word bonding' and wittingly or unwittingly goes to preserve the status quo. Knowingly or otherwise, it is #WhiteFragility.
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Okay so #Techies we need to start posting lists (quarterly? monthly? Of the TOP TEN #GOP ( now #BMP see #POC) donors by amount of each of the House seats we are challenging. A woman did it in 2016?18 but got Trolled off. DONT DO IT IF YOU DONT ENCTYPT EVERYTHING Maddow can’t.
GOT THAT? I don’t know how to do it efficiently enough to produce these lists. Can @CREWcrew do this @RWPUSA .. Find a finder. Can a #ThinkProgress person be hired ... and BYW GovHowardDean (#Russian RIS Agent #Bernies Händler better not still be on or with DNC #NeverBernie
.@TrueFactsStated you sent me #Manforts $300,000 payment to #Rorabacher in 2013 for #HapsburgVisit .. they visited #SenGrassley too ITS IN EXHIBITS from #Mueller Motion to Revoke House Arrest #MANFORT now in #ECRIS DATABASE As are #Cohen #Flynn #Epstein #GeorgeNADER ?? @ICIJorg
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.@TrueFactsStated NEW TRUMP #Emiratis #Saudis REVELATION Details in #POC First 27 pages available via this Excerpt Thread from @SethAbramson Begins w #GeorgeNADER re #RedSea connections tinyurl.com/yxlx47gl YES $3.6BILLION, Lotsa $$ to buy #GOP SO #SaudiMitch now? @lauferlaw
@TrueFactsStated @SethAbramson @lauferlaw ALSO SEE Claude, Andrew @AshaRangappa_ @renato_mariotti @SpeakerPelosi @maddow @CNN @PolitiZoom @murfster35 Seth did Thread re #EricTrump early #GolfCourse $$ Revelations NOTING #Russian AND #EMIRATIS $$ .. and “They knew what they were buying”... tinyurl.com/y2doboqy
@TrueFactsStated @SethAbramson @lauferlaw SO HERE IS WHAT #GOP are being bought with (Thanks to JusticeROBERTS ).. WILL they all stay bought? ... and what do these #TrumpFamily #TaxReturns look like? @CREWcrew #Mnunchin @IRS @Fahrenthold @TomSteyer @bpolitics @RVAwonk @SenWarren @SenKamalaHarris (what about #Nixons?!)
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This is a July 2019 post.

This video also has discussion of some more topics, including #SystemicRacism, and discrimination against #women that goes well beyond Misogyny, in the context of discussion of #InstitutionalPower, and #Oppression.

RT!
Seeing White Fragility (By @RISE_District - April 2018)

#whitefragility

Good for all to watch. All, including people of color. #POC _

All, please share with others. Send by email, post on FB, retweet!
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Aright y'all lemme tell u a story. This a thread so hang tight. When I was young I worked at a meat shop n this old white vet in a wheelchair would come in every week to get his meat. He told me I can't cut it for him cause I'm 'tainted.' At the time my mom was having health
Problems n I can't lose that job or I can't pay for the medication. Every week for bout 2 years he comin in talkin his shit n makin me mad as hell but I was always polite n had excellent customer service. We used to serve up bacon sometimes n some kids came in to get it. Vet was
There n they started makin fun of him callin him names sayin he's crippled. I told em to get out the damn store wit they nonsense. Y'all this vet starts cryin sayin his daddy always told him POC were shit n he believed him. He said he never thought no black person would stand up
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I was hesitant to post this story, but I feel as though there is a young female resident out there who needs to see this today. #WomenInMedicine #BlackWomeninMedicine 1/
I'm a chief surgery resident, meaning I lead teams of interns, residents, and students. But even after years at my institution, people sometimes have a hard time seeing me as a doctor. 2/
While my white male colleagues can wear scrubs and patients and staff will call them doctor even if they're a student, I always wear my white coat. I even personally purchased one with thick fabric and fancy buttons with my institution's logo to look as legit as possible. 3/
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Many #BIWOC & #BIPOC we're triggered by yesterday's report on #emotionaltax by @CatalystInc and my story in @TorontoStar - many reached out saying they felt heard and seen and some expressed disappointment that enough isn't being done esp when it comes to #workplacewellness
@CatalystInc @TorontoStar Here are a few tools from my tool kit. I know that when I reached out to my Organizations Employee Assistance Line - there's wasn't anyone equipped to deal with #emotionaltax.

Many didn't have the relevant training or awareness of what it means to "be on guard"
@CatalystInc @TorontoStar Or in some cases how layered or how our identity is tightly woven into the armour we wear on a daily basis.

Yes you do need to bring your whole self to work in order to thrive but many #POC can't and from personal experience #BIWOC are policed more than others.
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Attention #QTPOC (queer & trans people of color) in #Wisconsin! @OurLivesMadison is asking for you to submit an image of yourself for a special QTPOC Feature in this year’s Pride edition of the magazine. Please share widely!

ourlivesmadison.com/qpocpride/
To be clear, to participate you must live in Wisconsin and identify as a person of color (non-white) & a member of the LBGTQIA+ community (not allies). Please tag anyone who know who qualifies!
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Hey @PeteButtigieg, since you clearly can’t tell what’s going on around us. Let me sum it up for you, Sister to Sister.
I hope you can forgive my tone here, but frankly we’re tired of you and you need to go back to Milwaukee or whenever you’re from. 👬🏳️‍🌈👏🏾
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1) People are dying left and right, many of whom are undocumented and many of whom are #POC. Black women are 4x more likely to die of complications in childbirth. Our own community (LGBT+) is systemically hurt by lack of #MedicareforAll
colorlines.com/articles/us-he…
2) Unconstitutional Wars have become the new normal in America. I know you haven’t bothered to read the Constitution in entirety, but if you want a Readers Digest version, I suggest following @MikeGravel or @TulsiGabbard as they tend to hit the mark.
google.com/amp/s/www.nati…
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My friend made a post on FB commenting about @PeteButtigieg and how the younger generation “isn’t ready” and how @AOC is “rare”. Originally this was my comment, but decided that speaking life into other people’s preconceived notions is worthless. I’d rather speak fire into you.
Mind you, I don’t endorse Pete and I think he’s comical in the sense that I don’t understand why we’re talking about him yet I demand the same “Hey this guy likes penis, give him power” treatment that he’s getting for our Senate run. I also want the @KamalaHarris #POC card too.
My response to the post;
(1/?)
“Yes because the previous 3 generations before us did such a great job ruining, j mean running the world (sorry #GenXers, you’re not counted in this as I’m sure your generation prefers oddly enough).
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We have been told, repeatedly, that requirements for identification cards to vote is "racist."

Never mind the well-established fact that there are, literally, dozens of everyday events in our lives that demand that we have, and present, identification.
Those daily events include: travel (driver's license if you drive; photo identification to board a plane; a passport to travel internationally); conduct financial business, requirements to provide photo ID and, possibly, SSN, to open bank and other financial services accounts;
purchase utility services, including electric service, natural gas services, water, sewer, and trash services; obtaining a home telephone line or buying a cell phone and cell phone service; to make purchases (guns, automobiles, mopeds).
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Thread: #Whitesupremacy and #racism in the #PoC #librarian #lowmorale experience: 1/Participants frequently reported White colleagues' assumptions of racial superiority as a significant cause of their low-morale experience(s).
2/ dealing with White librarians’ unrequested guidance or advice, often given under the guise of knowing what is best for minority librarians, was frequently reported.
3/ Participants' discussed their institutions’ active justification or downplaying of the negative outcomes of their historic and contemporary participation in or condonement of programs or events perpetuating White supremacy and racism.
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THREAD: After the #TreeOfLifeSynagogue #shooting, the #KrogerShooting before that, and the +14 bombs sent by the #MAGABomber, it's crucial that we call #RightWingTerrorism out for what it is, but we also clearly need to talk about #WhiteSupremacy in the 2018 election.
We celebrate the truly #HISTORIC number of #women and #POC running for office in 2018, but we also refuse to ignore the volume & range of explicit and implicit #racist attacks almost every single candidate of color has faced in this election. That's also #WhiteSupremacy in action
Let's be clear: #POC running for elected office have ALWAYS faced hurdles to victory defined by the strength of #StructuralRacism and our country's long-standing culture of #WhiteSupremacy. But 2018 has taken it to a new level.
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I went to bed feeling betrayed--perhaps even enraged. I woke up, still feeling betrayed--but resolved. I still believe #AnitaHill. I still believe #ChristineBlaseyFord I still believe #survivors #women They have knocked us down, but not out. I still believe in the power of us.
Our perpetrators tried to stifle our voices too--and, WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We will not be silenced or moved. Today, survivors will keep organizing, sharing our painful and hard truths until the very last hour, and then we'll take our fight to the ballot box.
Survivors matter and we do vote--and run for office too! We have been ignored, but not silenced #midterms A vote to support #Kavanaugh confirms more than one man, to the highest court in the land, you are also confirming #privilege #entitlement #injustice
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(1/11) When I say..."The people closest to the pain, should be the closest to the power, driving & informing the policymaking..." THIS is what I mean. (A) When I wanted to break cycles of #poverty by strengthening pathways to #graduation, preventing #dropout #MA7
(2/11) for expectant & #parenting #teens, (still the #1 reason girls drop out, even with unplanned pregnancies on the decline) I invited them to the table to share their stories, struggles & to inform the #BPS policy we developed to better support them.
(3/11) (B) When I wanted to better understand why we were seeing an increase in #bicyclist & motor vehicle collisions, I contacted @bostonbikeunion I invited them to share their stories & struggles, 4 hrgs later, we had a crash data report & the 1st sideguard ord. in the country
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#BREAKING:.@RandPaul.@SpeakerRyan &.@GOP in general ARE VERY CONCERNED about alleged #surveillance abuses when it comes to #Trump Admin, but when its allegedly abused on #POC for their social media posts? CRICKETS!! Hmm
#TheResistance #CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews
theguardian.com/world/2018/may…
#BREAKING:Congress MUST investigate why #POC are subjected to government #surveillance SIMPLY FOR what they post on.@twitter, #Facebook.--which by the way includes surveillance by.@SecNielsen's #DHS and #DoD cc @ChiefPentSpox @JacksonLeeTX18
#TheResistance #CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews
#BREAKING: Under the Posse Comitatus Act, the U.S. Military CANNOT ENGAGE IN domestic law enforcement. I guess this is yet another "NEW NORMAL" we have to deal with under the #Trump Admin--huh.@ChiefPentSpox?
#TheResistance #Surveillance #CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews #bbcnews
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I've talked before about Russian #disinformation, and how the goal is to exploit existing divisive issues to weaken the enemy. 1 #InformationWarfare #WednesdayWisdom #CambridgeAnalytica #Russie #Putin #deza
Bernie v. Hillary, Benghazi & the "email scandal" were perfect targets. There was already tension & division on those topics, so they were easy to exploit. 2
Russia also targeted #peopleofcolor (specifically black voters) to sow distrust of Hillary & the political process, which helped Trump's campaign. 3
vox.com/2018/2/16/1702…
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Thread: Some abusive, violent, transphobic, racist antisemitic gems from #TheResistance which I'm publishing soon at @PasteMagazine. (1/?)
Shout out to @MikeyAmman for documenting so much of the abuse nobody talks about which is hurled at people on the Left, including #POC (2/?)
#LGBTQ, god forbid Arab-American, people like Mikey, and countless other people, including women. See it here (3/?)
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