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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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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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#OSHO

A real commune, real #communism, will create equal #opportunities for #growth, but accept the #uniqueness of each #individual.

A commune means that we have pooled all our energies, our #money, everything into a single pool which will be taking care of all the #people
There should be absolute #freedom of expression in words or in creativity. Each individual should be respected as he is, not according to any ideal. His basic #needs must be fulfilled, and as the commune becomes richer, every individual should be provided with #comfort & #luxury
All the communes should be #interdependent, but they will not exchange money.

#Money should be dissolved. It has done tremendous harm to humanity – now it is time to say goodbye to it because money can be #accumulated. Money is one of the #enemies of man.
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The veteran who started the GoFundMe to build the wall didn't think people needed to know about his fake news sites that were shut down after they named the wrong person as the driver that killed Heather Heyer. 1/5 #ScamAlert #GoFundTheWall

📰goo.gl/q9zo5C
The GoFundMe story doesn't mention that: goo.gl/qWxx42

Brian Kolfage, the organizer, said he didn't want it to be a distraction. 🐂💩 2/5 #WallFunding
Kolfage's sites were shut down after the man they incorrectly named as the driver of the car that killed Heather Heyer sued Kolfage's site Freedom Daily & other right wing sites. 3/5 #FridayThoughts
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This #ManufactureOfDoubt script has been used by the #formulaindustry from the very beginning. You can see it from 19th century advertisements through today. The script is a #social one, exactly as @prof_goldberg says - and where #culturalideologies & #politicaleconomy intersect.
Perfect for some #anthropological analysis. In case of #formulamarketing, the social script for #ManufactureofDoubt exploits & enhances existing #culturalideologies of anxiety abt #breastfeeding which have been around since late 19th cent among white, upper class women & spread
#Biomedicalization of #childbirth & #infantfeeding played a key part in deepening these anxieties & facilitated the #normalization of #infantformula by mid 20th cent, esp via medical experts & hospital practices that entailed routine separation & scheduled feeding
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.@CAIRNational Hypocrite, Wilfredo Amr Ruiz (@AnalistaInter), Linked to Group Championing White Supremacist David Duke frontpagemag.com/fpm/272169/cai…
Ruiz “founded the chapters of Puerto Rico and Connecticut of The American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA)” and is “currently acting as its legal advisor.” According to AMANA, Ruiz has been the Director of its Puerto Rico chapter.
Ruiz has also been the Executive Director of AMANA’s sister charity, American Muslims for Emergency and Relief (AMER).

Outside of its Islamist existence, AMANA and its President, Sofian Zakkout, are notorious for championing white supremacist leader David Duke.
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#anthrotalk #HiCharles #moralrelativsm v. #culturalrelativism v. #linguisticrelativism
THREAD. I am surprised to see a "senior" anthropologist confuse the difference b/t moral and cultural relativism. Let's discuss and find some important examples! Anthros Let's talk.
2/ An argument was made that it is ok when discussing non-normative "sub-subaltern" cultures based on the principles of "cultural relativism" one should not "judge the judgers." @transscribe
This came up in a debate in med/psych anthro over the weekend when a Whyte American prof used the word "hermaphrodite" instead of "intersex" in a global call for conference papers and book chapters. Their rationale is in India this term is used.
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For those who only read the clickbait @Guardian heaadline on Thanksgiving and ran with it, a thread 📌 from @HillaryClinton on her #Immigration stance.

That stance was attacked in 2016 as far too broadly inclusive by both Sanders & Trump. (That is still archived online.)
I have been quite clear over the years that I support open borders, by which I mean blanket asylum and fair entry to the US (and Europe).
As a lifelong Socialist raised by Socialist Civil Rights worker parents, I believe we can afford to give succor to desperate people AND MUST.
I fully understand that people fear #immigration, but every American who is not Indigenous or descended from slaves is immigrant stock. The true fear in the US about immigration is about race. Pretending otherwise is the problem. Addressing American #racism must be a prioritized.
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You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
-Marvin Lee Minsky, American scientist, co-founder of @MIT 's AI laboratory

#DeepMoji #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #MachineLearning #ML #bullying #racism #socialmedia
Visit deepmoji.mit.edu to play with phrases and help turn words into emotion.
@threadreaderapp please unroll. Thanks!
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It's #ElectionEve and I want to tell you why I #vote.
My parents were Socialists.
They grew up dirt poor.
They believed in creating change in their lifetimes.
They raised us to believe the same.
When we were small, they were Civil Rights workers.
My dad was a Freedom Rider.
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Our early childhood was framed within & by the #CRM.
My mother wasn't well, but she did everything she knew how, to ensure that black Americans had the right to vote, a right she cherished because her mother had been a baby #suffragist and had fought for that right for women.
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The fallout for my parents was minor compared to their black friends, but it was violent and hate-strewn and they worried about their children being hurt.

And we were hurt. I got beaten up a lot because then as now I refused silence. I got in a lot of fist fights.
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1. Jesus described this #ElectionDay :
This generation...is like children sitting in the marketplaces and
calling to their companions, and
saying: ‘We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
We mourned to you,
And you did not lament.’
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EXPLAIN...
video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
2. In Christ's Parable, the #children are upset because their companions didn't follow their #Leadership . The children were so entitled that they thought it inconceivable that their companions did not jump at the #chance to follow.
@NewsHour @CBS @PBS
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video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
3. This describes the #Dems perfectly. They are not seeking to EARN #vote s, they are TELLING #People how they MUST #VoteBlue simply because the #Democrats are calling the #Republicans #racist or other derogatory names.
@CBSNews @nbc @NBCNews
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video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
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This is a thread about something I saw in Dublin last night that I will never forget. Last night I witnessed one of the most vile and barbaric acts of racism I've ever seen in Ireland. I was on Nassau St when a taxi pulled up and I heard load shouting and swearing. I saw a girl
exit the Taxi abruptly while the man inside shouted "black bastard" and "fucking n*****" at him. Then I heard the taxi driver shout "that's it, get out of my taxi". Myself and the person with me had initially approached the car as we thought it was an available taxi but now we
were concerned. As I approached the side door I saw the young man repeatedly spit on the taxi driver. It was disgusting. Eventually he got out and stormed off with the young woman. I got in and asked if he was ok. The man was crying. He told me the guy had asked him to wait for
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1. DECEPTION = #Democrats :

#RussiaGate was a Coup d'Etat,
Not #ElectionDay meddling.
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2. DECEPTION = #Democrats :

#StormyDaniels was a Coup d'Etat, not infidelity.
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3. DECEPTION = #Democrats :

#KavanaughHearings were a #Power grab
Not #SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings
Because the #DemocratsAreDangerous
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#Brazil: A group of farmers and gunmen attacked an #indigenous Bororo village in Mato Grosso do Sul. Two Indians with gunshot wound. The attackers destroyed the whole village. m.topmidianews.com.br/policia/report… via @janetelimelo
Bolsonaro would abolish Brazil’s environment ministry, exposing world’s largest rainforest and its indigenous owners to criminal gangs of loggers and miners. climatechangenews.com/2018/10/08/bol…
"Bolsonaro warns he’s going to rip up the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous land. Local ranchers bitterly opposed the creation of this reserve & they killed many indigenous ppl. Bolsonaro wants to give those ranchers guns" MT @Survival en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raposa_Se…
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(THREAD) When my son was in Gr 10 he brough home, To Kill a Mockingbird. I was angry -my child, was reading a text of a past romanticized by some, even tho it was riddled with #racism. I wondered how many texts he would read that looked like him. But he had to read that- why?
I had asked many times for a reading list of books theyd have in their English class. I asked if the texts looked like them, reflected their experiences bc #IdentityMatters. I never could get an answer. Replies included, it was a #Classic but y'all know #Classics aint #Neutral
Of course, the response when we have these convos - "Y'all want to Censor...". Funny how "#freeSpeech" and "#censorship" always come up when issues of #equity are being discussed. That our children shouldn't be exposed to #racism and #trauma they live EVERY. SINGLE. DAY
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1/ @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega really disappointed you had this guest on a show peddling controversial theories that weaponize the failures of the #criminaljusticesystem #racism and #massincarceration against survivors of #domesticviolence and #coercivecontrol.
2/#VAWAs failures lie not only in its non-holistic, non-systemic approach to addressing #DV—not as #coercivecontrol and not in coordination with child safety risks, as it should be—but also in its methodology, assumptions, implementation etc. @thetakeaway @tanzinavega
3/Just because #VAWA is flawed doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. Her theories are dangerous to #survivors and hide its misogynist underpinnings as they center #abuser needs over #survivor and #child #safety, #stability #strength. @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega
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