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.@JoeBiden wants to make America "the leader for good in the world." It's going to be a tall order as divisive policies have shaken the nation's foundations. #CapitolRiot epitomized America's fragility at a time of extreme polarization. #CGTNFirstVoice #Inauguration2021
Despite being considered as leaving in disgrace, #DonaldTrump is still popular in his party. A post #CapitolRiot poll shows Trump still retains 87% of Republicans' approval with 43% support among voters overall post-second-#Impeachment. #Inauguration2021
Degradation of facts and truths has led to more than 400,000 #COVID19 deaths in #America. Conspiracies, promoted by extreme factions in society as well as elements in the Trump administration and sometimes even Trump himself, poisoned public opinion. #Inauguration2021
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#Cenk #jimmydore ALL THIS IS TURNING ME OFF (THREAD) Hi, I'm a 50-year-old Black woman who has never missed an election at the local, state or federal level since I voted in my dorm commissary at UC Berkeley at age 18. The policies that most inform my vote are
combatting #ClimateChange addressing #IncomeInequality combatting the empire tendencies of the United States, #RacialJustice in the United States and #WomensRights. I don't care one hoot about the individuals who carry water for those policies. I don't care
if they are white or non-white, old or young, rich or poor, or whatever gender. If they are EFFECTIVELY advocating for those policies, then YAY! I'm deeply in the habit of voting and, when I can afford it, giving money to campaigns. It's not a habit that I'm going to break
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: Achieving Racial Justice and Equity
Only one party has a specific plan for healing the wounds of systemic institutional racism and the legacy of slavery & for achieving equity-the other party denies they still hurt 1/10
#Democrats believe it is unacceptable that schools are more segregated today than they were in the late 1960s. 2/10 #DemPartyPlatform #racialjustice #Edupolicy
#Democrats believe education is a critical public good, and will increase investments to guarantee all students can access high-quality public schools, no matter where they live, so students of color are well prepared to thrive in college and careers. 3/10 #DemPartyPlatform
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: Achieving Racial Justice and Equity/Only one party has a specific plan for healing the wounds of systemic institutional racism & the legacy of slavery and for achieving equity-the other party denies they still hurt 1/15 Image
The extreme gap in household wealth and income between people of color—especially Black Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and certain Asian American and Pacific Islander communities—and white families is hurting our working class and holding our country back. 2/15 Image
#Democrats are committed to improving economic mobility for people of color. We will fight to tackle intergenerational poverty and close the racial wealth gap.3/15 #DemPartyPlatform #WealthGap #RacialJustice Image
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: Achieving Racial Justice and Equity/Only one party has a specific plan for healing the wounds of systemic institutional racism & the legacy of slavery and for achieving equity-the other party denies they still hurt 1/12
Historic wrongs & abuses against Native Americans, 2 1/2 centuries of slavery, a 100 yrs of Jim Crow & a history of exclusionary immigration policies have created profound & lasting inequities in income,wealth,education,employment, housing,environment & health care for #POC 2/12
#Democrats are committed to standing up to racism and bigotry in our laws, in our culture, in our politics, and in our society, and recognize that race-neutral policies are not sufficient to rectify race-based disparities. 3/12 #DemPartyPlatform #racialjustice #WealthGap
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1. "Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism" by bell hooks @bellhooks A classic work of feminist scholarship, a must-read for all those interested in the nature of Black womanhood #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat…
2. "Algorithms of Oppression" by Safiya Noble@safiyanoblehow negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat Algorithmic Justice Algorithms of Oppression How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
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Just watched @JessicaHolmesNC and @jennawadsworth dominate a discussion on food, farms, and hunger. They both addressed extremely important issues that impact the lives of those most vulnerable in N.C., and they have my vote!
#foodjustice #racialjustice #NorthCarolina #Vote
NC is one of the few states that have Ag Commisioner and Labor Commisioner as electable offices. #NorthCarolina #vote
Steve Troxler and Cherie Berry have run these department horribly and pushed policies and supported industries that are hurting North Carolinians. #NorthCarolina #Vote
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Hi Folks! I'm still on break. However, I have received lots of messages & emails over the past few days requesting scholarly book & article recommendations to help contextualize the contemporary moment re: the #CatholicChurch & #BLM. So, here you go:
The story of the rise & fall of the #FederatedColoredCatholics of the US-esp. the clerical supplanting of Black lay leader Dr. Thomas W. Turner-is ESSENTIAL reading for these times. Start w/ Marilyn Nickels & David Southern. Links are provided below. #BlackCatholicHistoryMatters
1. David Southern, *John LaFarge and the Limits of Catholic Interracialism,* 1996. (esp. chapters 5 & 6)…

2. Marilyn Nickels, *Black Catholic Protest and the Federated Colored Catholics,* 1988.…

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1/ A #thread on the status of the @MA_Senate debate on the #ReformShiftBuildMA Act to advance #racialjustice in Massachusetts

Here's the bill:…

Here's related news coverage:…

HT @SoniaChangDiaz
2/ On Monday 7/6, the @MA_Senate Racial Justice Working Group unveiled the #ReformShiftBuildMA Act, a comprehensive bill that aims to reform police standards, shift resources from policing/corrections to community investments, and build a more just and equitable Commonwealth.
3/ The bill reflects what so many people have clearly stated they want in this moment of change: increased education around racism and implicit bias for our law enforcement, reduced violence in policing, and shifting the focus toward assistance/healing rather than punishment.
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GREAT statement, @BucksDems!
Joan Cullen needs to resign for her #Racist statements.

And @BucksGOP should be ASHAMED for defending Cullen, while calling out @MeehanCampaign's for similar offenses earlier this year.

They clearly value political expediency over #racialjustice.
It appears the @BucksGOP was only ready to call out #racism when it meant they were protecting favored son (or in this case favored brother and #nepotism beneficiary) @RepBrianFitz of #PA01 from a more contentious primary challenge.
And now that they are faced with another #racism issue, @BucksGOP is ready to circle the wagons for another #nepotism beneficiary.

Joan Cullen, who defended people in blackface and rejects the concept of systematic racism, is related to @BucksGOP vice chair Joseph Cullen.
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Thrilled my church, @AllSoulsUUDC, is participating in #DACABells4Justice at noon ET on Monday, June 22. #Faith4DACA @interfaithimm…
It is, indeed, possible to be radical / progressive + a person of faith. Some faith-based communities have been doing the work for ages. #ReligiousLeft
One of our former (white) miniters, Rev. James Reeb, was murdered in Selma in 1965. Details here.
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@Starchild_2012 @WideAnglWatchr I am not sure what the term "woke" really means and I would certainly not describe myself that way. It suggests a binary "woke" vs ? ignorant ? and I don't think anyone (myself included) simply steps out of "ignorance" into "wokeness" ...2
@Starchild_2012 @WideAnglWatchr I am a product of my past. I own my ignorance. I am committed to learning and doing better. I stand with those who have been and are oppressed, and fighting injustice. ...3
@Starchild_2012 @WideAnglWatchr I have only just 'discovered' @RevDrBarber but his words really speak to me. In the interview I Rt'd today he spoke about why George Floyd's death sparked such a reaction when there had been so many other recent instances of death at the hands of the police. ...4
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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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The world is turning its attention to #racialjustice like never before, and whilst we are thrilled to see this important topic getting the attention it deserves, discussion is just the start. It's time for action.

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM
We know we need to look at hiring, firing and promotion, but let's not forget where so much power sits in the charity sector... on trustee boards.
So what can you do right now to power up racial justice at your charity?
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PRESS RELEASE: The National Black Environmental Justice Network Relaunches to Address Growing Threats to Black Communities: @nbejn1 #NBEJN #NBEJNisBack #NBEJNisBlack #RacialJustice #COVID19 #ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter #HealthEquity #ClimateJustice
The @nbejn1 is back because more Black Americans breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making:… #NBEJN #COVID19 #BlackLivesMatter
The @nbejn1 is back because more African Americans die from PM2.5 exposure than other ethnic groups. A case of "WRONG COMPLEXION FOR PROTECTION." – AirQualityNews:… #NBEJN #COVID19 #BlackLivesMatter #EnvironmentalJustice
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From the Quran:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):
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Today, #GeorgetownLaw Professor Paul Butler is testifying at @HouseJudiciary's hearing on the #JusticeinPolicingAct.

@LawProfButler is a former prosecutor, #RacialJustice scholar and author of "Chokehold: Policing Black Men."

Thread on his powerful opening statement (1/10):
"There has never, not for one minute in American history, been peace between black people and the police," @LawProfButler tells @HouseJudiciary. (2/10)
"The main problem is not bad apple cops. Officers have difficult jobs & many serve with honor and valor. Still almost every objective investigation of a police department finds that police as policy treat African Americans with contempt,” @LawProfButler to @HouseJudiciary.(3/10)
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Lots of critical conversations happening this week around #COVID__19 #racism #healthdisparities & the path to #HealthEquity. Peep the lineup:
Friday 6/12 12:00-1:00pm EST
Join us: @HYAdames @CRMHVanderbilt @BrianDSmedley Dr(s). Y. Joel Wong & Ronald Levant. #COVID__19 #EquityFlattensTheCurve #HoldingSpace4BMOC
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Thread: 👋🏾 Welcome new followers. I am a #nurse #researcher, leveraging my expertise for #health #equity. This includes fighting for #social #justice, #RacialJustice, etc. This #Throwback image depicts wounds that were passed down 1/6

If anyone knows the artist, please tag them.
through generations. You could swap the images out for multiple people groups w/ shared experiences of historical and ongoing #trauma. My desire is to not only show how these #atrocities CONTINUE to affect #population #health, but also to implement multilevel interventions 2/6
that mitigate the influence between the aftermath of such injustices & #health. (#Structuralracism has to be addressed to do this.) This is done in #partnership with communities. For too long too many #Scientists (me included) have been #complicit in documenting differences 3/6
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How do you "do justice?" Start where you are. Don't be so paralyzed by the scale of the problem that you simply do nothing. The work of racial justice needs lawyers and journalists, and also gardeners and theologians. #RacialJustice
My prayer tonight is for the poets to continue to write their poems. And for the artists to continue to paint their canvases. And for the preachers to continue to craft their sermons. Protest where you are, with your God-given skills and talents. #RacialJustice
Some can march and rally. But we also need folks writing op-ed letters. And sewing masks. And paying for bail. And caring for children of essential workers. And reading books to counter the miseducation you received about race in this country. #RacialJustice
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1/ Q. What can to address racial inequities in #COVID19 and health more generally?

A: We must dismantle #racism at each level it operates on: individual, institutional, and structural.
1) Individual/interpersonal—check our own biases, and those of others, to end discrimination against people of color. Also work toward reconciliation in populations through open dialogue and share learning experiences with people from different cultural groups.
2) Institutional- overhaul policies, practices and procedures that benefit Whites at the expense of people of color. Especially for healthcare: in addition to implicit bias training, ensure that social determinants of health and racial justice are covered by school curricula.
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But for what, exactly?

For #EconomicJustice, #RacialJustice, #EnvironmentalJustice, #EducationalJustice...and so much more.

But if you put your faith in a leader to get it done, it will all fail. As it always has.

So what do we do? WE get it done. #AllOfUs 1/
A leader, an elected official, an activist, can have all manner of good intentions. Their heart can be in the right place. They can advocate for the right policies. They can have all the right answers. They can fight for the right things.

But they’re just 1 person. 2/
It’s not reasonable to throw one person, no matter who that is, no matter how “great“ you think they are, up against the most massive corporate machine the #Oligarchy has ever been able to produce in the history of the world and expect that they can pass the agenda you want. 3/
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