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Thread 1/14 - In light of the powerful #BlackLivesMatter movement going global there is a growing number of critical narratives being released on the systematic racism the Aid Sector in the Global South. #SSOT
2/14 As someone who has worked within the system in #SouthSudan for over a decade, I will share some of my experiences & insight on the problem. I also want to acknowledge this from my view as a Khawaja & encourage #POC & specifically South Sudanese to also share their stories.
3/14 Let us start by stating that white privilege is even more pronounced when working in this context - from your salary, benefits, danger pay, R&R’s, free accommodation, and assigned domestic help etc etc...
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I am an #author and #POC that was educated in a system that, even within its creative and artistic spheres, taught a very specific voice and style that is in some ways useful, but whose dogma is mostly held up by whiteness.

So, I have some feelings about "own voices."
I think it's nice that society is waking up (my colonized self included) to the effort that POC put in every day to "fit in" and not have to have to struggle in public spaces for being themselves.
I remember as a kid how much I wish I had an American name because it would stop the other kids from making fun of me... as if it was about my name.

As someone who is trying to re-discover the Cambodian heritage that I was taught to leave behind to "fit in," fuck that.
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👋🏽 We're excited to launch #Therapy4ThePeople!

Our country is facing multiple #mentalhealth crises that require immediate action. We're especially concerned for the emotional well-being of #POC (esp. Black/African American) who are unfathomably carrying the burdens (1/7)
of #COVID19, a deepening economic recession, police brutality, racism, and centuries of systemic oppression. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (#BIPOC) and people experiencing financial hardship are less likely to access mental health support due to a wide range of (2/7)
barriers such as the cost of services, difficulty with navigating the mental health system, and a lack of culturally competent providers in the mental health system. Our mission is to reduce these barriers to help people get support when they need it. (3/7)

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Processing my story regarding #HumanRights via tweet, this isnt a critique of #BLM, nor am I trying to dictate what #poc should do.

Ngl, I used to be extremely against #BlackLivesMattter and #antifa. I only experienced the rough/extreme parts of those movements growing up.
The more vocal supporters of the movements who I encountered in middleschool and highschool happened to also verbally abuse white people / whiteness / white America, and constantly hearing those things really made me "red line" and pushed me away from the movements
These feelings were amplified by the fact that whenever I would try learning more, I was dismissed, called a colonizer/opressor/whyte/etc, my feelings were classified as "white fragility," or otherwise dismissed by both my irl and online peers.
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√ POC 1

Bahan :
1. Pisang : 5 buah
2. Pepaya : 1 buah
3. Nanas : 1 buah
4. Mangga : 2 buah
5. Melon/Semangka : 1 buah
6. Kangkung air : 500 gram
7. Kacang panjang : 500 gram
8. Jagung muda : 2 buah
9. Ragi tape : 3 butir
10. Air kelapa : 5 liter
11. Air leri : 3 liter
12. Gula Kelapa : 1 kg
13. Usus ikan : 2 ons

Cara membuat :
1. Bahan urutan 1 sampai 8 di blender sampai seperti juice.
2. Gula kelapa dididihkan dengan air 1 liter, kemudian biarkan sampai dingin, kemudian masukkan ragi
yang telah dihancurkan, diaduk sampai merata.
3. Campurkanlah semua bahan sambil diaduk-aduk sampai merata.
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Worst economy in history, says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. "We are going to see economic data for the second quarter that is worse than any data we have seen for the economy," Powell said #coronavirus #economy
#Economy could begin to bounce back significantly in 3Q as businesses reopen, says Fed Chair Powell, adding while we won't go back to pre-#coronavirus levels for quite some time, 3Q could provide some economic relief.
Powell also noted that unemployment shot higher for people of color -- much faster than it has for white Americans. Just a few months ago, the US labor market was the best-ever for #POC, Powell noted. Now, minorities are among the first to lose their jobs.
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(Thread) Zur angeblichen "Abgrenzung" der #FDP von der #AfD:

1. In #Thüringen hat sich die FDP von #Höcke zum Ministerpräsidenten wählen lassen.
2. #Lindner hat die AfD Kandidatin zur Bundestagsvize gewählt…
3. Der FDP Vorsitzende MV erklärt dass er sich von der AfD wählen lassen würde…
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Over the last two week I have been in various meetings and conversations about about the effectiveness of @UNPeacekeeping, including most recently about #MINUSMA, and here are some ideas that I think are relevant for all UN #peaceoperations and #stabilization missions 🧵👇🏼
Note in this thread @UNPeacekeeping is a proxy for the full spectrum of UN peace operations, covering #SPMs & #peacekeeping operations #A4P #EPON 🧵👇🏼
1/17 In her book Power in Peacekeeping @HowardLise argues 14 peer-reviewed, quant studies find that, all else equal, peacekeeping save lives. She says it is one of the strongest findings in all of IR. Only the democratic peace enjoys such robust results
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The internet asked for it, and so we shall (hopefully) provide: A diverse expert registry for psychological science. I unveil to you the "DEEP Database" - Diverse Expertise Exists in Psychology. There are many things needed to be successful and I need your help! #PsychScience 1/n
The purpose of the database is to provide easy access to experts in psychology who rep: #PoC, #IndigenousScholar, #LGBTQ, the gender continuum, a unique voice that often goes unheard. Modeled after @womenalsoknow @POCalsoknow etc. 2/n
@womenalsoknow @POCalsoknow To get this database up & running, I need: (1) a few folks to serve as an executive committee, who will create a mission statement and moderate submissions, (2) money!!! (turns out building this sort of thing isn't cheap, more on this later), and (3) a vote on a logo. 3/n
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Post vom #Finanzamt.

Ich soll einen Fragebogen zu meiner #Sexarbeit ausfüllen. Ich habe Fragen dazu und rufe an.

Habe das Aktenzeichen noch nicht zuende aufgesagt, da bricht am anderen Ende der Leitung schallendes Gelächter aus.

Ich: Darf ich fragen, warum Sie lachen?
Herr X aus dem #Finanzamt: (kichert weiter) Ach, nur so.

Ich: Nur so? Was meinen Sie damit?

Herr X: (beruhigt sich langsam) Na, ich erinnere mich noch an den "Fall".

Ich: Achja? Was ist denn der "Fall"?

Herr X: Uns im Finanzamt XY war bislang nicht bekannt, (...)
Herr X: ...dass Sie einem #Prostitutionsgewerbe nachgehen. Das hat uns soeben erst das Finanzamt YZ aus ihrem vorigen Wohnbezirk mitgeteilt.

Im Laufe des Gesprächs stellt sich heraus, dass der offensichtliche Grund für die Belustigung von Herr X die Tatsache ist, (...)
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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…
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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@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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#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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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.

Seeing White Fragility (By @RISE_District - April 2018)


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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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!
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. 👬🏳️‍🌈👏🏾
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…
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.…
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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;
“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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