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THREAD: Hoping that #antiracist education is coming along ok. Glad some of you're reading or bookmarking antiracist threads for later. Keep it up. Being antiracist is a journey, something we do for life. More resources below. #medievaltwitter #academicracism #shakerace 1/19
There are many ways & things to do to be antiracist. This thread may balance out @erik_kaars thread of horror Today’s list of resources includes shorter readings that won’t take up loads of time. #medievaltwitter #academicchatter #shakerace 2/19
Everyone’s busy, so these shorter readings can supplement your antiracist education & work as you grow. These are also good resources for classes if you want secondary readings. You don’t have to read these all at once. These readings are for everyone. 3/19
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THREAD: Time for another tasty thread with resources. No matter if you're a scholar, student, or general public, if you're #antiracist & #antifascist, here's a thread abt misappropriation of medieval symbols. Enjoy/ be disgusted. 1/19 #medievaltwitter #academictwitter #shakerace
The runic symbol (called the 'Odal'/'Othala') represented the "O" sound in Germanic languages before adoption of the Latin alphabet. It's reconstructed proto-Germanic name means "heritage." The far-right adopted this symbol (early 20th cent) to construct a mythic Aryan past. 2/19
The Tyr/Tir rune: another symbol misappropriated by the far-right in their attempt to idealize Nordic &/or Aryan heritage. It represents the letter "T" in the runic alphabet & the symbol also represented the Norse god Tyr, originally steming from proto-indo/euro god Dyeus. 3/19
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THREAD: In case you are sitting in the back: NOT BEING RACIST DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE ANTIRACIST. HERE'S A HANDY READING LIST PRESENTED IN SHOUTY ALL CAPS FOR ALL YOU MATURE READERS. #medievaltwitter #shakerace #AcademicChatter #twitterstorians #iloveoldenglish
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2/22 Start with this book by @DrIbram on how to be antiracist. It is a fantastic guide. If you read nothing else, read: 'How to be Anti-Racist': penguinrandomhouse.com/books/564299/h…
3/22 Racism and its relationship with capitalism is something we need to think more deeply about. Start here with: Race, Nation, Class by Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein
versobooks.com/books/510-race…
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THREAD: I know it's Monday but what better day than to give us some more work, right? Many of you have come to me or asked other scholars of color what you can do, where you can start & what you are doing wrong. Come with me, let me be your guide. #medievaltwitter #shakerace 1/25
Lots of you have been working on speaking out, speaking to your students & trying to amplify voices of Scholars of Color in your chosen fields. I say this because I know that there are people listening &learning in fields outside of Medieval Studies. Hi, we support you too. 2/25
Keep doing that.

Today let's talk about what it means to be 'doing the work.' As Dr. Angela Davis says: "in a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." In other words, like @DrIbram notes "the opposite of racist is not 'not racist'". 3/25
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SOOOO excited for the next installment of @ACRMS #RaceB4Race symposia @FolgerLibrary next week. FYI, this is ongoing series of symposia that centers the work of scholars of color. Thread of random thoughts about ways to go forward re #RaceB4Race and #ShakeRace.
warning, I kinda suck at threads, so grab yo coffee. /1.5
I have been thinking of things that need to be done to elevate this work/change the fields. Much of this is #ShakeRace specific, but some have broader applications. /2
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OK folks a few more thoughts for #MedievalTwitter on that NYT article as #Kzoo2019 approaches. [THREAD] #LitPOC #NotAMonk
1/ I’m glad that the #NotAMonk convos are pointing out problems with the NYT article's opening quote (Richard Utz, prominent white male medievalist, “speaking for” the field as if it were “apolitical” and as if monks were apolitical — in the past or present).
2/ But such convos are still uneven in naming the harms of such framing: this kind of statement is part of a continued pattern of sidelining marginalized medievalists (esp. BIPOC) and casting such ppl/allies as “inappropriately” political or “imposing” on an innocent field.
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