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#mondaythoughts

following my #BlackHistoryMonth tweets?

last week, i tweeted "what you didn't learn in school" it was a harsh & realistic look at what our enslaved ancestors suffered

today ** different focus

#DidYouKnow
#BlackHistoryMonth

100 years ago, the black 369th infantry regiment w/patriotism & love of country, led UAS into #WW1

they spent more time in combat than any other american unit but when back in #USA faced #racism & #segregation from white americans

but, of course?
notable:

AKA: #Harlem Hellfighters, Men Of Bronze, Black Rattlers, #15th #NewYork National Guard

engagements:
#WW1
#WW2
#NewGuinea
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
2nd battle of the marne

branches: #USArmy, #FrenchArmy

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My #BlackHistoryMonth story:

In February of my senior year of high school, there was a Black History Month presentation scheduled. But attendance was optional.

The optional attendance policy upset the black students in the school. They staged a walkout during the lunch periods.
My 4th period class -- lunch periods shared the same time slots as 4th period classes -- was all white students, so we sat in our room during the walkout, which I think we could see from our window. None of us kids really understood why the walkout was occurring.
After all, it was a Black History Month presentation, so why should everyone have to attend it, instead of just students who were interested in Black History (whatever that meant), of whatever race? The attitude in the room was one of mainly confusion.
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#BlackhistoryMonth

do you know about elaine phillips?

people from #Louisiana, #Mississippi, #Tennessee, #Alabama & #Missouri might know

just so you know elaine phillips was not a:
woman
man
human

elaine phillips was an horrific event which happened in #Arkansas
2019 - marks 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest US massacres, claiming 200+ black lives

black sharecroppers worked in fields w/o fair share of profits

blacks were the majority population but control of cotton was dominated by whites, who low-balled wholesale prices
#civiljustice
#racism

whites also enacted a system designed to keep blacks in debt to keep control of the community
(familiar)?

so, black farmers gathered at church to unionize

white security guards circled building, shots were fired & a white security officer was killed
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Thread on trump’s NAZI AGENDA:
This is a thread written by the guy who trained trump in his Nazi ways, it was written a year ago on @SJLGuardians timeline and it’s time to get it out again! This will help make some sense of what happened to the #MAGA klan, trump trained for it..
1) TRUMPS NAZI AGENDA BY HIS TRAINER WHO FLIPPED:
Members in the world. I got out actively pursuing #Nazism about two years ago. I began training #DonaldTrump in 1997. I had known him for a while but he expressed interest in the #Nazi Movement to me in 1997.
2) He asked me to train him. I accepted. We started out slowly, I led him
through subliminal #mindcontrol techniques at first. I told him that repeating things over& over especially short phrases- #brainwashes people to do your will. He learned how to repeat things over and over
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Thread 2.2.2019!!
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in spirit!!
Listen:

#QAnon #GodIsMyStrength #TurnToGod #ComeAsYouAre #TrustTheMasterPlan #GodCares #RescueThePerishing #GodIsLove @realDonaldTrump
Mark 9:42 Whoever shall hurt one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, & he were cast into the sea!
#QAnon #SaveTheChildren #ChildTrafficking #HumanTrafficking #Infanticide #AbortionIsMurder @realDonaldTrump
Trump Must Declare National Emergency To Build Wall; Pelosi Is ‘not Even Pretending’ To Negotiate!! Anon notable!!
#QAnon #NationalEmergency #BuildTheWall @realDonaldTrump
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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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I don’t have all the words for it yet, but if you don’t have Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (@brownstargirl)’s new book Care Work, you need to go buy it right now. Now. Especially if you are disabled or a person of color or a femme or all of the above. It is...exceptional.
It reminds me of the intensely political, personal, fierce, healing writing of 80s WOC feminists like Audre Lorde & Gloria Anzaldúa. This book is intellectually & emotionally powerful. I’m buying copies for friends. I’m so blown away, so moved—truly a game changing collection.
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When did it become ok to promote violence against a child? Is it because the child is white or catholic? We have come along way to fulfilling #MLK’s dream to suddenly lose our way. #racism #Violence
This is dangerous very dangerous. No one has checked those asking for violence against a kid. Social media was on fire attacking this kid(s). Even tomorrow when the kid gives an interview many are attacking him. When does it stop?
Now the left hates this interview. These out of control adults on the left need to get a life. I will continue to calm them and their hypocrisy out every chance I get! Please join me. #SavanahGuthrie #CovingtonCatholicHighSchool
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Trump and Pence spend TWO MINUTES in the freezing cold at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial after Al Sharpton slammed president for 'insult' of having no official events
@realDonaldTrump
@madmandave1011
@fedupwarriorq17
@neXgenAnon
#MLK
#MLKDay
#MLK2019
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Hiiiii. One small rant before I get to work regarding the #CovingtonCatholic students. (FWIW I went to a nearby Catholic school Newport Central Catholic & dated a guy at CovCath my senior year of HS so I grew up in this very area & community)
Reports claim black men were harassing the white students with “racist & homophobic slurs.” Let me make one thing clear f*ggot is a slur that has been reclaimed by some gay men but is not acceptable for use as an insult, especially from straight folks.
That said: White boy & cracker, ARE NOT RACIST SLURS. There are no racist slurs for white ppl bc white surpremacy is the structure of racism which aids rather than harms white ppl. No one was racist toward those kids. White men in #MAGA hats are the embodiment of racism.
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So Black Israelites is the #1 trend on Twitter this morning! Maybe because they accosted the #CovingtonCatholic kids called them Crackers & even called one of the black teenagers the - N - word repeatedly & called White folks & Trump Supporters demons!
The Black Israelites are also very homophobic & insensitive to gay & lesbians.......how ironic! 😏

Now you see what #Racism & #Homophobia really looks like today.
#CovingtonCatholic
Btw.....#NathanPhillips is a liar playing a victim who is a Professional #Occupy Protester who uses his race & Veteran status to further a lie!

He's nothing more than a #BlueFalcon!

He went into the crowd to taunt the kids from #CovingtonCatholic
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#ExposeChristianSchools
#CovingtonCatholicHighSchool
#racism #genocide #whitesupremacy

...students, some wearing Covington clothing and many wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and sweatshirts, surrounded them, chanting, laughing and jeering...
washingtonpost.com/national/relig…
One student, who was identified in the exchanges and is wearing a red MAGA hat, is seen “staring down” Nathan Philips, a Native American Vietnam veteran and an Omaha elder who hosts a sacred pipe ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
nkytribune.com/2019/01/coving…
In some shots, the teens appear to be shouting “build that wall, build that wall.”
vox.com/2019/1/19/1818…
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It’s not about race Sunny. Geez! Stop the dog whistling. Black and brown people are better than that. #Racism
Perhaps Sunny shouldn’t think.
It’s not about race but politics. The left and liberal MSM don’t want to give the President this win for America.
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New Thread on #FakeNews
#MSMFakeNews
#MSM
Everyday running new #SmearCampaigns
There narratives are failing BIGLY!
NO ONE CARES what CNN,NYT, & Others say everyday on News
@realDonaldTrump
Called em out like he sees them!
@arresthrc
@madmandave1011
#QAnon
#Thread
Here is the video @SpeakerPelosi guiding you on how to work a #SmearCampaigns
What #SmearCampaigns mean
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Thread on being told we must policing our language skillz or it will cost us our voice.

A huge discussion broke out on the Idle No More OFFICIAL Facebook page today. An 'Ally' decided it was finally time to let us all know that after reading our comments on that page, ...2/
...it was time we heard that unless we start learning how to employ proper English most of our allies will simply, summarily dismiss our efforts. He really felt he was doing us a favor.

When he received the pushback he so earned, the number of other 'allies' on that page .../3
... who apparently feel the same way, chirped up in support & also advised us this was not racist in any way - just a fact of life. It was clear they honestly believed that, & they clung to conclusion despite some pretty clear education from those of us who are aware of ...4/
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(1) In many cases the #SouthAfrican #Boers carved oases (plural of oasis) out of arid terrain & turned said arid land into arable acreage.

The indigenous hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and fisherman did not have the knowledge that the Boers brought with them to develop the land
(2) Thus the real misappropriation is from the very families that developed the land over many generations.

This phenomenon echoes of #Rhodesia-#Zimbabwe

When the local squatters stripped the farms from the white settlers in Zim (who had developed the land), they crashed them.
(3) They lost their viability as profitable agriculture-for-profit ventures (which employed uneducated locals by the scores).

Rhodesia led to Zim which heralded the downfall of productive for-profit agricultural operations, developed by 5th generation white settlers
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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
#MLKDAY #MLK
#martinlutherkingday
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
#MLKDAY #ReclaimMLK
#WeGoHigh
#RESISTANCE
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I have been thinking quite a bit about the issues raised by the BMJ article below (& others) and the language of #commercialdeterminantsofhealth or #CDoH
It is so important that #socialscientists , including #anthropologists participate in these conversations
It is so important that we think about the role of #industry interests in shaping #health & #socialscientists can help frame these conversations in broader terms
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Still happening in Streets 50 years later #JFK died #MLK died because of prejudices. That #FakeNews pushes on weak minded fools. #Democrats pull same crap like @SenWarren pushes upon. #Welfare
@BarackObama created #BLM help of Jesse J. & otr hateful 🤡s
TICK TOCK ⏰⏰
#RACISM DOES NOT EXIST IN #USA NO LONGER UNDER @realDonaldTrump THE COMNANDER IN CHEIF
DEMOCRAPS MISERABLY FAIL #GITMO
#MilitaryTribunals
#WeThePeople
#WeThePeopleStandWithTrump
#WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE
#WWG1WGA
#YellowVest
we all bleed red 🇺🇸🇺🇸🚨
@madmandave1011
Watch Video
#Anonymous
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THREAD 1. Since posting about #HolocaustMemorialDay , encouraging us to remember where hatred leads - #Srebrenica + #Holocaust genocides for example + standing up against #antisemitism #homophobia #Islamophobia #racism etc, I have been trolled
2. Who are these trolls? They are sick, narrow minded bigots of the Muslim faith (+ one Islamophobe). What have they been saying? Well I've been called: shabbos, House Muslim, House Arab, sellout, Zionist, shill for Israel + accused of attacking the right to free speech
3. Free speech and antisemitic speech are two different things. I reported this bigot because he is a bigot and Twitter clearly agreed with me. Free speech is not the right to promote hatred. I did call someone a nutjob I admit and got told I was demonising others
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Tomorrow marks the 17th year since the illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay was opened. You might hear a lot about Guantanamo today, but you will not hear much about the military commissions. Let me fix that. 1/
The military commissions have now been pushed by three successive administrations to try to prosecute the men the USG believes to be responsible for 9.11. They are one of the most bipartisan atrocities in US history. 2/
The men being tried before milcomms - such as my client, @BaluchiGitmo, were all brutally tortured by the @CIA for years at the black sites (secret prisons). The @CIA thought detainees would never see the light of day. 3/
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Ooh baby let’s break some of this down. What affirmative action and diversity & inclusion programs (flawed as some were/are) reveal is the lie of American #meritocracy & #bootstrapism.
Affirmative action & diversity programs have repeatedly sought out women, people of color & increasingly queer & disabled people for opportunities for which they are qualified. These programs consider experiences of oppression an important perspective these folks bring.
Further, when these programs occur in early education settings smart, creative & otherwise talented marginalized kids get to have their interests & skills nurtured in ways their families may not be able to provide either financially or bc of lack of awareness of such programs.
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Can we for real make #collectyourcousins a thing? Black folks are constantly collecting their cousins bc 1 black person acting a fool can have far reaching consequences for all of us. White folks don’t seem to feel as implicated by the failures or foolishness of other white folks
I propose #collectyourcousins as a call to allies to come respond to racist (sexist, cissexist, ableist, homophobic) comments by similarly identified people. White women collecting white women. Straight men collecting straight men. Cis folks collecting cis folks.
The appeal of #collectyourcousins in two-fold for me. 1: Privileged folks often respond defensively especially to marginalized folks calling them on such privilege or ignorance. They have a harder time being dismissive of folks with shared identities.
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If one more white person I’ve tells me they tweeted about #RKelly before seeing my thread...

Yall missing the point. The point is a racial trend. The point is societal silence on black survivors.
If you weren’t part of that silence I wasn’t talking to you, but maybe you should talk to your friends who keep @-ing me. Come collect all your people in my mentions saying off the wall shit. Keep doing your work rather than asking me to give you praise for on top of my own work.
If white people continue to only do their social justice work so that black women will be nice to them or thank them or whatever; if white folks only want to do good if they are recognized & acknowledged for it with unconditional praise, we’re never going to get anywhere.
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