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As part of our #ScientistSolidarity drive, we've been posting threads on the intersections of science with anti-Blackness, abolition, racial justice, and solidarity over the past few weeks. Here's a handy compilation of all those threads… as another THREAD! 🎉😂
We hope this compilation can be a helpful primer for anyone hoping to learn about/ get involved in efforts to create a more just, equitable, and accountable science that works toward Black liberation & the dismantling of oppressive systems. #BlackLivesMatter #ScienceIsPolitical
To launch the drive, we stated our goals & named some who’ve lost their lives to police violence. We also named our commitment to fighting systemic anti-Blackness as it intersects with transphobia & gender-based violence. #SayTheirNames #RestInPower
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Black knowledge creators who've shaped how we think about & experience ECOLOGY, NATURE & CLIMATE. A (large yet nonexhaustive) THREAD.

This is part of our "Spotlighting Black Scientists & Ways of Knowing" series, check out the previous part on Technology⬇️
We’re sharing these threads as part of our #ScientistSolidarity Drive which ends TOMORROW, calling on non-Black scientists to support orgs/funds doing grassroots racial justice and abolition work. We're only $300 away from our (updated) $6110 match goal!
First up, Black Radical Ecology teaches us that environmental destruction stems from white pursuits of power/the Eurocolonial capitalist idea that humans rank above all in nature. @RantzFanon says: "To save ourselves & the planet, we must oppose all forms of (white) authority…
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Dear Scientists: Is your research just?

Knowledge is power, and scientific research shapes and changes the world just as much as it describes the world. This thread is meant to help scientists reflect more critically on our own research and to mobilize science for justice. A graphic representation of this tweet with the title "
To review, Western science, which is built upon the exploitation and oppression of Black people and communities, is one part of institutionalized racism.
But we can build a more just science. B/c #ScienceIsPolitical, scientists must reflect on the values embedded in their research, and choose the systems that their research works to uphold or dismantle. How does your science perpetuate white supremacy? How does it combat racism?
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This is the first in a series of threads focusing on Black knowledge creators, scholars, scientists, and more who have influenced our work and shaped our thinking on science and technology. Today, we start with: Data & Technology.
Quick note, this thread is part of our #ScientistSolidarity Drive, calling on non-Black scientists to support orgs/funds doing grassroots racial justice and abolition work. We are $800 away from hitting our (*updated*) $6110 match goal!
This list is, of course, non-exhaustive - pls @ us w/folks who have influenced you & your work. Include some info about them and what they have taught you! Knowledge sharing and community learning is how many of us learned about the work of folks included here. On to the sharing!
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Last wk, we discussed how Western science is founded on anti-Blackness. Today, we share how Black ppl across the globe have always been at the forefront of knowledge creation, within/outside of/in resistance to anti-Black dominant institutions of science.
We intentionally couple these threads b/c while it’s important to name and work to dismantle the ways institutional science has exacted violence against Black communities, we need to also know about & celebrate how Black communities have BEEN doing science, BEEN making knowledge.
As a note, this thread is part of our #ScientistSolidarity Drive, calling non-Black scientists to support orgs/funds doing grassroots racial justice & abolition work. We're $800 away from hitting our $6110 match goal! #ScienceIsPolitical #BlackLivesMatter
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Institutional Western science has stolen knowledge, technology, health, wellness, and life from Black people

Western science owes Black people reparations. A (nonexhaustive) THREAD:

First, let’s preface this thread with a few things. These are just a few of the anti-Black skeletons in institutional science’s closet

There’s a rich literature that goes much deeper and broader than what we’ll mention here, much of which is created by Black scholars
Additionally, we’ll be sharing a longer resource list later, but in this thread we’ll be naming Black scholars whose research is referenced in brackets in each tweet
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Western science has long benefited from & driven the oppression of Black people. Free Rads calls on scientists to support #BlackLivesMatter & the abolition of our anti-Black policing system, learn about grassroots orgs, and donate. We are matching donations up to $4150! (THREAD)
Make a donation to one of the funds in the graphic (also listed in next tweets) and share the receipt at…. Once you’ve donated, share with your fellow scientists and help us spread the word by tagging #ScientistSolidarity and #BlackLivesMatter.
Atlanta Solidarity Fund -…
FANG Community Bail Fund -
For the Gworls -…

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