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This hasn’t aged well.

The double standard and unmitigated hypocrisy beggars belief.

No buildings were 🔥 burned.
No policemen 👮🏻‍♂️ were killed.
No looting occurred.

Police opened the doors ffs!😲

Remember, America…

The same people blathering on about #Insurrection are the same ones who tried for FOUR years to convince you that #RussianCollusion was real and #BLM & #Antifa were ‘peacefully’ protesting in 2020.

Lest we forget…

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#KeinVergessen: Wir Gedenken der 85-jährigen Ruth K., die heute vor 5 Jahren bei einem rassistisch motivierten Brandanschlag in Döbeln von einer 70-jährigen ermordet wurde. Beide lebten im selben Haus, der Brandanschlag galt einem ebenfalls im Haus wohnenden Geflüchteten. 1/9
Am 01. März 2017 wurde ein Brand in einem Mehrfamilienhaus in der sächsischen Kleinstadt Döbeln gelegt. Die 85-jährige Ruth K. starb infolgedessen an einer Rauchgasvergiftung und wurde damit Opfer eines rassistisch motivierten Brandanschlags, der eigentlich nicht ihr galt. 2/9
Die Polizei ermittelte, dass der Brand von einer Nachbarin gelegt wurde, die einem im Haus lebenden Geflüchteten schaden wollte. Es war nicht der erste Fall von Brandstiftung im Wohnhaus: Bereits im März 2016 wurde im Keller Feuer gelegt. 3/9
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DETROIT _ Had an interesting experience during what I hope will be my last hospital visit for a while. When it was time for me to be discharged, a clerk came in to get payment for the bill and have me sign a form to consent for doctors to treat me.
I gave her my credit card, but refused to sign a machine not attached to a laminated form. Why? This sentence: I authorize the facility to retain and preserve... specimens for research, scientific, teaching purposes as well as other tests not related to my diagnosis.
If we taught Black history, you'd know why. In 1951, a young mother named #HenriettaLacks visited The Johns Hopkins Hospital complaining of vaginal bleeding. She had a large, malignant tumor on her cervix & Hopkins was one of few hospitals treating poor African-Americans.
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth!

In February, we are highlighting Black voices to be heard, people to be seen, and stories to know.

Keep an eye on this thread for Wikipedia articles all month long 🧵👇🏽
Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode buses into the segregated Southern US in 1961 to challenge the non-enforcement of Supreme Court rulings that segregated public buses were unconstitutional.

📷 Adam Jones, CC BY-SA 2.0 Image
During their medal ceremony in the 200-meter running event of the 1968 Summer Olympics, athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised a black-gloved fist during the US national anthem, while turning to face the US flag.

#BlackHistoryMonth Image
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What follows are the many pictures taken yesterday on our vigil. The snow just added to how moving it was, the reading of their names as the snow settled on each heart... 💔💔💔

#HeartsForMurderedWomen #StPetersSquare #IDEVAW #16days #16Daysofactivism #SayHerName #EnoughIsEnough
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COMING SOON: The Great Awakening Crow Eating Contest! Followed by Humble Pie for dessert. Mea Culpa will be served by contestants throughout the event.

Free 🍿🍿🍿 & Party Drinks 🍸🍹🍻 for all spectators.

Brought to you by #TTT, #SayHerName and #TeamAmerica
Musical Accompaniment:

NoWheRe tO RuN To BabY, NoWherE to HiDE

You Don't Own Me.

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Warning all the 'Who' in "Be careful 'Who' you follow."
MOAR Warning all the 'Who' in "Be careful 'Who' you follow." (part 2 😁)
Oh, those clips 👆👆👆are just Coming Attractions.
Creative process at work...
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What do you do when your patient no shows?

Show up at @DrRayMD's grand rounds?

Oh, me too!

Come for the bowtie, Stay for ALL THE knowledge.

"It is hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps when you weren't allowed in the boot store"

@WUSTLPeds @SheilaRazdan ImageImage
Here are some GEMS @DrRayMD talked about:

We NEED to understand the CONTEXT of race.

"When we measure the impact of race, we are likely measuring the impact of RACISM" Image
"To claim medical mistrust is solely the result of Tuskegee is offensively reductive...There are way more contemporary examples, with photos that are not in Black and White..."

@serenawilliams #GOAT Image
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“Free housing for all!”

“Free education!”

“Free healthcare!”

“Abolition now! Not tomorrow, NOW!”

Last nite, the weekly Stonewall protest in NYC marched from the Stonewall Inn to Union Square to demand justice for #TonyMcDade. They also chanted a damn good list of demands.
“Say his name! #TonyMcDade!” Last nite, the weekly Stonewall protest in NYC marched from the Stonewall Inn to Union Square to demand justice for #TonyMcDade & all victims of anti-trans state violence. #BlackTransLivesMatter
“When Black women are under attack, what do we do? Stand up! Fight back!” Last nite, the weekly Stonewall protest in NYC took over the streets of Manhattan & marched from the Stonewall Inn to Union Square to demand justice for #TonyMcDade.
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Last night, after the Derek Chauvin verdict & amidst multiple protests around the city, the @NYC_ShutItDown contingent marched around Brooklyn & over the Manhattan Bridge before ending in Manhattan with the Assata chant. Lots of NYPD vans & cops on foot followed from a distance.
#SayHerName! #BreonnaTaylor!” After the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict was announced, protesters marched in Brooklyn & then over the Manhattan Bridge last night to demand the abolition of police & an end to racist state violence. #GeorgeFloyd
Protesters marched in Brooklyn & over the Manhattan Bridge last nite, after the Derek Chauvin verdict, to demand the abolition of police. NYPD cops in vans & on foot followed from a distance. Protesters ended in Manhattan with the words of Assata Shakur. #GeorgeFloyd
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Why we need to talk about policing of ALL Black folks, not just men:

The #SayHerName hashtag (by @sandylocks) was a call for attention to Black women murdered by police i.e. #MaKhiaBryant and how our expectation that this issue only affects Black men misses the full picture.
The African American Policy Forum released a report entitled Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women in 2015 to highlight this overlooked issue. Later that same year, #SandraBland died while incarcerated and still ruled a suicide.…
.@washingtonpost has been tracking police killings since 2015 and found by 9/2020, 247 women had been killed by police, 48 (19.4%) were Black women. What names do you hear most often or see in a hashtag? Killings of Black women receive less attention.…
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Makiah Bryant, a 16yo Black girl, was murdered by police who she had called for help. They arrived and instead of breaking up a fight between girls, they shot her 4 times.

The police don’t protect from violence; the police are perpetrators of violence.…
There is a hierarchy of protection: the further we are from wealthy, white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied men, the less likely we are to be protected.

I wrote that essay on Sunday, but can post it daily with a new name of a Black or person of colour police kill in the US.
And I don't give a fuck about what police say or their fucked up "reasons" for killing Makiah. They murdered a teenage girl. Who the fuck shoots a girl four times except thugs in a uniform who are licensed to kill? Fuck the police.
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15 yr old blk girl shot 5x in the chest and pronounced dead at 5:21 pm in Columbus Ohio. #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter

So far it’s said she was in a fight and pulled a knife out. No commands were given when cops pulled up just her being shot
Than the nerve of the officers on scene to yell “blue lives matter” to residents as the 15 yr old lay breathless smh tf!!! #nojusticenopeace #BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName…

A crowd now showing up
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Last week, prior to police killing Daunte Wright, I gave an interview on behalf of @thestreettrust to @KOINNews about the defunding of Portland's traffic enforcement division.

When they asked why I didn't think more policing was the answer to traffic violence, I said this:
Racial bias in traffic enforcement is a well-documented reality. One life lost to police violence at a traffic stop is too many. Kendra James needlessly lost her life during a traffic stop. Sandra Bland. Philando Castille. Walter Scott. Jordan Edwards. #SayHerName #SayHisName
At this critical time of reckoning with Portland's legacy of white supremacy and racist policing, we must come together to innovate new ways of ensuring everyone in our community has access to safe and just streets, regardless of their skin color, housing status, or zip code.
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Yesterday we lost Dominique Lucious, a 26-year old Black Trans woman, to hate-fueled violence in Springfield, Missouri. Our hearts are broken for Dominique, whose bright beautiful light was extinguished far too soon, and for her family facing this horrific tragedy. Image
Everyday we work to end the stigma around transgender individuals. Such stigma fuels a culture of fear: transphobia, biphobia, and homophobia sit at the intersection of racism and misogyny, and fosters violence. ⁣⁣
Every anti-trans piece of legislation filed in #moleg is an open invitation for hate filled violence. If we are not working to end the societal violence that ended Dominique’s life, we are part of the problem.
#DominiqueLucious #transisbeautiful #sayhername #TransEqualityNow
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"Engendering the Politics of the Black Athlete."

Follow along for quotes, commentary and resources ⬇️ #HerDreamDeferred
.@sandylocks begins by remembering Black women athletes "who we may never see pictured with their fists held high on the Olympic podiums, but who nevertheless risked death threats, bodily harm, & loss of income by choosing to speak out against the challenges facing Black people."
.@Layshiac plays for the @nyliberty, is a member of the WNBA’s Social Justice Council, and was the first VP of the Players Association. They have been a leading advocate for LGBTQ+ athletes, and led initiatives to support the #SayHerName Campaign. #HerDreamDeferred
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400+1 is engaged in a protracted struggle for Orisha Land, an autonomous home for Black folx to be free from state sanctioned violence. This thread is meant to provide further context & communicate next steps following the state’s dismantling of Jordan’s Place. #martialtheblock
400+1 is martialing the block for Jordan Walton because:

✊🏿 We believe in establishing a government that employs trained and compassionate professionals to determine what risk individuals experiencing mental health crises pose to themselves and others.
According to a 2018 report, Austin Police has the worst reputation in the nation for killing people experiencing mental health crises. Police Departments, especially APD, are not qualified to respond to mental health emergencies. Police don’t keep anyone in these situations safe
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I've been feeling this as well. I keep waiting for the victims to be centered and they never are. Even while we talk about #StopAsianHate we aren't giving these people names that would humanize them beyond the fact that they were Asian. Culturally we don't know how to do this.
I don't wanna start some shit. But I am interested in whether any Asian communities are working to humanize the victims. This feels like a moment to understand why the Black community works so hard at that. That's why we have to #SayHerName. Nobody else is gonna do it.
Part of this is on me as well. I need to work to connect with Asian communities. I need to understand better what's happening there and how I could be a better ally. I feel like I've been successful at that with other communities on here. I'm not sure what's different with this.
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A lesson on Black women who are killed by police is another noteworthy wrinkle in the BLM at School curriculum in Evanston, IL… (1/x)
This will be of interest both to folks invested in understanding the ongoing problem of police killings as well as folks reflecting on the different obligations (or so I argue) of activists and educators. (2/x)
The lesson is framed by the question, “Why is it important to recognize that Black women and girls matter?” Malcolm X is quoted: "The most neglected person in America is the black woman." (3/x)
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1. Police in England did this to a woman protesting the abduction & murder of a woman by a police officer
2. It is especially shocking to many because both the murdered woman & the woman in this picture are white
3. Fuck the police everywhere
📷 Photograph by @jackhillphoto A woman on the ground wearing a black face mask with three p
I explain more here in analyzing the Jan 6 insurrection in the US: “She never imagined the Capitol Police would shoot her because the police rarely shoot white women, unless it’s a cop who shoots his wife at home.”…
The police protect the State and property.

There is a hierarchy of protection: the further we are from wealthy, white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied men we are, the least likely we are to be protected.
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This is great for folks who still don't know the history of Mrs. Parks or the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But the real history of the boycott, as a decade-long mvmt for Black women's bodily autonomy, is better than the fairy tale & this essay @jdesmondharris…
The radical roots of the Montgomery Bus Boycott begin in 1944, when armed white men in Abbeville, AL kidnapped & raped Mrs. Recy Taylor, a young Black mother and sharecropper. The Montgomery NAACP heard about the assault and sent their best investigator. Her name: Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks had family in Abbeville. She heard about the brutal assault from them & rushed to Taylor's house. She arrived w/ a notebook and a pen and carried Taylor's testimony back to Montgomery, where she and the city's most militant activists got to work.
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K. Crenshaw at @AAPolicyForum: While celebrating historical wins in Georgia we braced for an existential threat to democracy at the Capitol. The refrain "Our country is better than this" weaponizes denial & reconciliation. How do we step back from the abyss? #UnderTheBlacklight January 13 at 8 pm ET: If Hindsight is 2020, Why Are We Stil
@ProfCAnderson: The "Republican heroes of democracy" is a script that needs to be kicked back. Raffensperger & Kemp still engaged in voter suppression--they just weren't cruel enough. The mob was about the addictive power of white supremacy #UnderTheBlacklight 4 hour line of Black votersNews broadcast of billboard that says "Traitor Kemp & T
@davidwblight: "Lost causes" have patterns; they always prepare people for violence. They're rooted in big lies that become big myths that people hold as beliefs in search of history. They need iconography & heroes but this one doesn't have a martyr quite yet #UnderTheBlacklight White man carrying Confederate flag while walking in Capitol
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White Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. A white woman was killed by a white officer. What did the bootlickers do? Create hypothetical racial scenarios about the carnage if blacks stormed the Capitol. No way they’re gonna let anyway beat them out of “Victim Olympic” “gold.”
I can see Black Lives Matter having a Voguing competition in the chambers of Congress… Who would shoot these guys? Between all the voguing and twerking I’m sure CNN’s Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper would’ve approved.
Just imagine if the poor woman who lost her life was black or a Democrat, which is about the same thing. There’d be #sayhername hashtags all over twitter. A doc on HBO or Netflix. Instead, she was “just” a military veteran.
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This may come as a shock to some, but healthcare workers who are persons of color aren’t immune to feelings of mistrust and distrust. Image
For anyone curious as to how or why these feelings may develop, I refer them to Dr. @uche_blackstock’s recent OpEd, which delves into the injustice experienced by #DrSusanMoore

#DrSusanMoore’s story is the rule, not the exception.

Virtually any doctor, nurse, clinical assistant who is Black, Hispanic, or Native has a personal story of how they (or someone in their family) faced discrimination as patients.…
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