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There's another #dogwhistle to white supremacists in the Trump Organization store: an $88 baseball.

88 stands for "heil Hitler", because H is the 8th letter of the alphabet.

This is a pattern - keep reading. THREAD. #WhiteSupremacists #racism
July 1st it was pointed out that a t shirt sold in the campaign store has a design modeled on the Iron Eagle.

The official symbol of the Nazi party.

This was intentionally designed to appeal to white supremacists.
Yesterday, June 30th, Trump tweeted a variation of the most popular white supremacist slogan, also called "14 words".

This is a direct signal to white supremacists.
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3/8 In just a few seconds in a BBC interview he did so much damage in his desire to provide those all important political soundbites.
He dismissed the Black Lives Matter campaign as a mere moment when in fact it’s a movement against state sanctioned racism and oppression
4/8 that has been decades in the making.
He made it all about America when police brutality against black people is a reality here in the UK.
He didn’t appear to have done his due diligence about what ‘defunding the police’ really means.
5/8 It’s about bringing meaningful structural change into the police service.Police reform that has failed to be delivered,despite a raft of race equality legislation and top level rhetoric. It means creating safer communities not through criminalising people but by investment
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The Theriault verdict & courts analysis is deeply dissatisfying from a critical race lens and here are *some* reasons why: 1/

Race features at the *start* of the verdict
It situates the case in a racial context & the court acknowledges race to uphold Dafonte’s credibility in some *brief* instances - tho he was not on trial /2
But race can’t just be a forethought, it must be part of the ongoing analysis, especially when this case is really about #racism & state/ police/ structural violence /3
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1. The following is an unfinished saga of #racism & corruption; about how far one jurisdiction will go to cover up their misdeeds, the people who are complicit & the Australian #FirstNations man sacrificed to the God of Prosperity. #Justice4Mullins #BlackLivesMatter #Indigenous
2. In 1999 Mark Mullins was investigating the misappropriation of money from the ACT Dept of Urban Services to the ALP. He departed in April 2000, as did Cathy Kosmidis. Although undated this letter was clearly written whilst both were with DUS.
3. Mullins made a short foray into the corporate world with Ernst & Young before being asked to consider applying for a position as a SOG A with ACT Treasury by Graeme Dowell Commissioner for ACT Revenue. He was selected for the role by an independent panel in 2001.
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This is a thread about the #racism problem in #UCP @Alberta_UCP. Genocide denier Paul Bunner, pictured below, is just the latest example of central members of the party who either hold racist views or associate with hardcore racists. #ableg #abpoli
Jason Kenney (@jkenney) famously showed his affection for Toronto-based neo-Nazi Faith Goldy (…). Goldy "reported sympathetically on the alt-right and then went on a podcast from the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer."
Goldy has also associated with conservative MP Kerry Diotte.
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Finding out that the person who had key input into AO3 warning policy ALSO wrote 16k of OPENLY racist meta justifying the dismissal of concerns of FOC is both deeply unsurprising and ALSO a slap in the face..

Yes, it MATTERS who wrote policy which is now seen as sacrosanct
When I say whiteness is baked into the #AO3, that it is in its history, its policy, and its coding, this is what I mean.

This is what MUST be confronted for any changes to be worthwhile.
I was also today days old when I learnt that she was also HEAD OF THE ABUSE TEAM for years....This explains SO MUCH about how situations like this were handled:

CW for #racism and use of slurs…
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In the past 15 years or so I have asked several Bollywood stars in interviews: why do you endorse #fairness products? Funny thing: most are unwilling to admit that their fairness brands are fairness brands. I kid you not. It has been quite surreal. (Contd)
In interviews I've done for TV & print, over the years stars have offered me variants of "these are brightening creams, not whitening creams", "blemish removers not fairness creams" etc. Some of that came together in this article I wrote in 2011: …… (Contd)
By dropping "Fair" from #FairandLovely's name, @Unilever is continuing a pretence most Bollywood ambassadors of such brands have kept up for long. The name change is either pre-emptive or a bid to board the #BlackLivesMatter bandwagon. Shame. (Contd)

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USA: In numerous horrendous arrest videos that are indistinguishable from assault videos with black victims at the hands of Policemen & women, one thing is becomes clear: Crossing paths with police in the USA while black is the closest thing to an extrajudicial death sentence.
To all currently engaged in fixing this unacceptable state of affairs in the USA, I say this: you will achieve nothing durable or deep unless you deconstruct & redefine the very political ethos at the heart of that country’s perception of itself, or else;
this “As abroad, so within!” culture of the US executive branch, which has become apparent to all, will continue unabated. This is a transformative moment to be seized, not only at superficial levels of “police reform in race relations” but deeper, questioning the very legitimacy
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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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Psychological Warfare: E. Michael Jones on YouTube Censorship
The essence of Psychological Warfare is the attempt to prevent un-authorized communication between subject peoples (1,5 metres is also Psycho Warfare 😉)

#FreeSpeech #CultureWars #LogosRising

The B'nai B'rith is part of the Masonic Scottish Rite Order established in 1843. It's militant arm, the "Anti Defamation League" (#ADL) was formed in 1913, the same year as the US Federal Reserve.…
Hidden History of B'nai B'rith & the Young Turks
The B'nai B'rith is an abject tool of British intelligence, run and directed to serve the interests of British imperial policy. B'nai B'rith and the Young Turks efficiently destroyed the Ottoman empire.…
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𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 wishes to express sympathy for the families, friends and communities of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and indeed for the many other people of colour around the world who have suffered at the hands of individual racist police, [1/14]
racist police practices more generally, and the systemic racism that runs through criminal justice systems. We also wish to extend our solidarity with the many thousands who have been moved to protest on streets all over the world in response. [2/14]
𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 has been documenting and analysing all forms of racism, historical and contemporary, throughout the world for over fifty year. [3/14]
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No longer is it necessary to pay attention to my 2019-2020 ramblings/warnings of a global economic reset. Instead, as of June 3, 2020, you can now hear it directly from the source: the World Economic Forum (#WEF).

The World Economic Forum: home of the #FourthIndustrialRevolution as designed and desired by the ruling classes in tandem with the world's most powerful and ruthless corporations and institutions.

Leveraging #COVID19 (& global #protest) for all it's worth, the virus is indeed the new war on terror.

"The Great Reset" - "A better #capitalism and a better world—to help shape the recovery from COVID-19, the Forum has launched the Great Reset Initiative"

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@realdonaldtrump’s lack of emotional growth has left him a #petulant, ill-mannered toddler, in the body of a 74-year old, desperately seeking the approval of his surrogate father in #Moscow. Defacing the Ashe monument is a perfect expression ...…
... of what #trumpism is after almost 3.5 yrs of his occupation of the Oval Office. Lacking any semblance of a coherent ideology or intellectual foundation, the movement offers its rank & file nothing more than #racism, #spite, & #insults instead of ideas.
W/ Confederate ...
... monuments being defaced & toppled across #Virginia, the #trumpist motivation & justification was no more complex than ‘they did it to our statues, we need to get one of theirs.’ That’s it! @potus* is a damaged human (see @gtconway3d & @TomJChicago, @duty2warn, et al) ...
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1. Last night, during a conversation about #racism my wife explained something to me that transformed the way I think about an incident that created tension between us.

A thread on #SystemicRacism.
2. Earlier this year, we were walking through Whistler with our daughter when my attention was drawn to a situation between a man and woman ahead of us. She was obviously intoxicated and upon examination, I could see that he was gripping arm tightly... pulling/dragging her along.
3. I saw the woman twist and shake her arm free and when the man grabbed her again, even more forcefully, she fell to the ground. As he started to yell at her, I took a few steps ahead of my family to intervene and began to shout at the guy, "Hey! Stop! That's not okay!"
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Hi @TwitterSupport, let's talk about this antisemitic, Jew-hating spammer.

An account stuffing every reply with hate, denial of Jewish identity, and outright racism.

Please act.

#antisemitism @ADL
@bnaibrithcanada #EnoughIsEnough
More racist spam. Hundreds of tweets of hate and #antisemitism.

Please deal with this account, @TwitterSupport @TwitterSafety

#racism #antisemitism @ADL @bnaibrithcanada
Mocking the Holocaust is bad enough, @TwitterSupport, but this revolting account targets the families of survivors and victims - and even @yadvashem.

Please remove this hate-filled individual from your platform.

#antisemitism @bnaibrithcanada @ADL
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1. News: Judge rejects bid to stop Trump rally!!

Judge Rebecca Nightingale had rejected the lawsuit in Tulsa County court brought by two local black-history organizations ~ Thread 6.17.20…
#Trump2020 #MAGA #KAG @realDonaldTrump
2. News: EXCLUSIVE: Mysterious Case of RAZ from CHAZ: BLM Warlord Owns Multiple Guns including an Uzi, a Tesla, BMW & Jaguar XJ, Millions in Properties: Is Supported by Islamic Government in Dunai:

3. News: SEATTLE: Unhinged Protester From CHAZ Wears Orange Peel as Face Mask, Punches Person Recording Her (VIDEO) #Trump #Riots #ANTIFA #Terrorists
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Colleagues, what 2-3 readings would be on *your* must-read list in a Language, Identity and Racism class in summer 2020?
Colegas ¿Cuáles 2-3 lecturas claves estarían en *su* lista para una clase en Lenguaje, Identidad y Racismo en el verano de 2020?
Collègues, quelles lectures se trouveraient sur *vos* listes à lire pour un séminaire d’études Langagières, Identité et Racisme pendant l’été de 2020 ?
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Okay...praying as I type and for my twitter friends as you read.

Trying to be very clear here.
Communication is a two way street.

My job is to be as clear as I can-and be humble and patient when others tell me they hear me say something-whether I intended it or not.
My job is to keep my “street” clean as possible and when “reviled to not revile in return” and to keep “entrusting myself to the one who judges rightly.”

If I believe someone is negatively interpreting or if someone is misrepresenting me intentionally- my job is to love.
If I believe-and hundreds or even thousands of others agree that I have been clear BUT there is one person I can serve by trying to be clearer - my job is to love that person.

So here is clarity- for ALL my twitter friends I love.
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I applied for a tech job at @Morneau_Shepell when they were called Morneau Sobeco. They called me back right away. I have a white-sounding name and I had a well-to-do zip code. They interviewed me over the phone. (I sound white in both official languages). Then I was invited 1/n
to an in-person interview. I got my hair done dressed in my best suit. When I showed up at their Montreal office, the receptionist asked what my business was. I stated my name and my interview. Her face went pale. It's as if she'd seen a ghost.

The receptionist calls up the hiring manager. He walks into the reception area and says "You're Rachel Décoste?" .

Incrédule comme Thomas.

They didn't expect a woman w/my resumé to be Black. And I was welcomed like a hair in a soup.
They couldn't even hide their dismay.

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Hey followers - there's over 3000 of you but we don't know each other very well.

For years now I've been sharing issues ranging from #disabilityrights, being #autistic in an #ableist society, to #vaccines, #MMIW, #alttext, #Dyslexia, #dyspraxic, #Epilepsy, #racism, #PTSD,
#depression, #domesticabuse being the cores of what I share and lands in your timelines.

I've recently shared with you all that I'm in a process of reclamation - my culture, my identity, my gender, my sexual preferences - all of it.

So now you know my skin is white passing
but I am also part #Aboriginal and that matters deeply to me and I won't be erased anymore.

I am #pansexual. I don't need you to be of any particular gender to be attracted to you.

I am a #nonbinary #femme. But I also lean heavy in masc traits sometimes too.

I am #disabled
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CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) und die deutsche Linke.

Es gibt derzeit kaum Artikel oder Bemerkungen zur CHAZ in Seattle in Deutschland. Im Gegenteil, ich habe deutsche Linke gelesen, die sich über die CHAZ lustig machen. Daher hier ein kurzer, zorniger Thread 1/x
Erst Mal die Fakten:
Am 8.6. flohen die Bullen aus einem Stadtteil in Seattle. DemonstrantInnen errichteren darauf Barrikaden und erklären den Stadtteil für unabhängig/ autonom.… 2/x
Innerhalb weniger Tage organisieren die Besetzer ein eigebes Sicherheitssystem, der linke John Brown Gun Club patrolliert, es gibt kostenlose Essensverteilung, man legt Gemüsegärten an und formuliert Grundsätze einer Selbstorganisation:…
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A thread about Establishment wealth, reparations, & why the Tories will *always* defend the statues of slavers & Empire racists… 🤨✊🌹🇪🇺 #Colston #reparations #ColonialViolence #resist #slavery #BlackLivesMatter
This chap is Richard Drax, Tory MP for South Dorset since 2010. His full name is Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, and he comes from a long line of Tory MPs and other assorted Establishment figures over the centuries. 😋✊🌹🇪🇺 #Drax #ScroogeMcDuck
He owns c14,000 acres of Dorset, making him the largest private landowner in the county. Pic shows his country seat, Charborough House. 🧐 #NiceGaff #Dorset #CountryLife
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THREAD My dads account on the #racism he experienced in the UK


I thought it would be good to get his story out there. Share and comment your experiences

@guardian @Independent @TheNewEuropean @DavidLammy @mrjamesob

My Dad’s Experiences Of #Racism👇
1/ My parents came to England from Jamaica in the mid-fifties. My Dad came first, he was attracted by the call “your queen needs you”. Although his name in Jamaica was Bevat Baccas, he was given the name of Arthur Dougall when he went to get a passport.
2/ This was the name of the sugar plantation owner where he worked. It was a remnant of the way things were done in the days of slavery. He got a job on London Transport. Jamaica was still part of the Commonwealth then.
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The #LEADatStanfordMed is hosting our graduation event tonight! Our scholars from diverse backgrounds and specialties have spent 10 months with us focusing on leadership capacity building and developing educational materials to advance #diversityandinclusion.
We've even adapted to #COVID19, and showed activism on campus in solidarity against #RacismInAmerica

#BlackLivesMatter #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives #LEADatStanfordMed #SoMeDocs
One voice can create a unified message
Why don't we speak up?

Be part of the conversation. There are multiple ways to use your voice.

#LEADatStanfordMed #crucialconversations #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives #BlackLivesMatter
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