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In the US, Black mothers are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. #BlackMaternalHealth #ph260720
Racial disparities in pregnancy-related death are still apparent even when accounting for factors, such as amount of education received and socioeconomic status. #SystemicRacism #ph260720
Black women who are college graduates are 1.6 times more likely to experience pregnancy-related mortality than White women with less than a high school diploma #healthequity #ph260720
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“Meghan had known abt us when she lived in LA previously... Her mother said "#ProjetAngelFood needs help"”

“Harry asked... "do ur neighbours checking on u?" & Frank our client said "no" H said "we all need to watch out for each other"”
"i talked to one of our clients, he called up and said "thank u for sending #HarryAndMeghan to my house"” - Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food

"they were just down-to-earth and very granted" - Carlos Nieto, Homeboy Industries
“Harry asked... how she did she come to Homeboy and she said "through the father of my son" and she burst into tears... Harry just immediately threw his arms around her”

“People were immediately vulnerable with him and her”
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As usual @DavidAFrench is wrong

My wife & I attend @mcleanbible Church
We participated in the Race & Justice training in question

It was Woke & divisive in an un-biblical way

Which is sad
Because Pastor David Platt
is a brilliant teacher of the Bible…
Pastor Platt is an intensely devoted man who I truly believe lives every second of his life trying to bring souls to salvation

He has a teaching style that illuminates biblical meaning more clearly than anyone I have ever seen teach any subject

He is truly a blessing
My wife & I participated in a number of classes incl the Race & Justice one during COVID

It was the 1st time we questioned his teaching
It incorporated the unfounded idea of Systemic Racism & added a requirement to atone for this

That is the flaw
Systemic Racism is unproven
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In 1957, #ReinholdNiebhur predicted why #evangelicals are paralyzed by #CRT & #systemicracism discussions, and so on, today. It all started from tragic flaws in the theology and preaching of Billy Graham.
Billy Graham and the evangelical “form of the Christian faith,” writes Niebuhr, “relies on an oversimplification of the is­sues in order to create the ‘crisis’ that prompts conversion and the acceptance of the Christian faith.
The best way of inducing this crisis is to call attention to some moral dereliction of the person, in which some accepted moral norm has been transgressed and the conscience is consequently uneasy.
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Now that the country is trying to return to “normal”, expect the #Racism & #Retaliation to re-emerge. Some of the same people, even in our industry, who were involved in the #favoritism #nepotism #cronyism gossip and whisper campaigns -that comprise the foundation of racism…
Are returning to their old habits. Let’s not forget that some of these same people cried, protested, complained and railed against #SystemicRacism, simply because they had to, to avoid being exposed and branded as what and who they are. They key is to recognize and call them out
just as we did before #GeorgeFloyd was killed. I’m grateful for the allies of all races who’ve stuck their necks out literally to support racial justice in the last year. Without them, like it or not as @RobinGivhan suggested, it took those voices to bring the kind of pressure
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Dear Fellow White People,

I am a gay woman of Jewish ethnicity living in #Texas and have faced discrimination in my life. However, my experiences are through the lens of a white woman, someone who doesn’t face the daily #SystemicRacism embedded in our society and institutions.
Let’s be clear. The USA was built on the backs of slaves, human beings who were considered property for no other reason than the color of their skin, and the institutions within this country were both developed and implemented by, and for, white people.
By virtue of this fact, white people have the inherent privilege of living in a world that was created for their benefit.
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So #Resign is trending in regard to the Crown–Indigenous Relations Min. Carolyn Bennett who stated in public that she will wear orange and STILL celebrate a Country "that MADE some very terrible mistakes."

Hooboy this might be a thread or just a couple of tweets but...

She stated that she will wear orange and still celebrate Canada in the very same statement that suggests that "mistakes were made".

Past tense.

@JustinTrudeau has already stated on Twitter that #SystemicRacism exists in Canada.

This is not past tense, it is ongoing.

Now the Sitting Prime Minister of Canada is no shining example when it comes to any credibility when it comes to as he put it, "Our most important relationship" with Indigenous but he is still the PM.

That she still has a do I put this?

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⚠️ Woke: Critical Race Theory

🚨 What's it all about⁉️

Is it real? How bad is it?

🧵 Unroll the thread: ⤵️
The “Critical Race Theory” is in fact hateful *RACISM* only this time towards the white people.

#CRT is an offshoot of Marxism, is globalist in scope, profoundly anti-Christian, and fundamentally anti-American.

⚠️ It's what Democrats have now embraced! 🤦

It's going on in UK too: Hats off to @KemiBadenoch for eloquently making the case against #CriticalRaceTheory!

#Woke #BLMmarxists #CRT
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/12/2021…
GOP State Lawmaker Slammed For Saying 3/5 Compromise Aimed To End Slavery…

#PartisanPolitics #SystemicRacism #institutionalSlavery #RevisionistHistory
Educated man says he’d rather die than risk dying from AstraZeneca vaccine…

#humor #vaccines #COVID19 #CriticalThinking
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One is never not indoctrinated (if one wants to use this term for education).

I was "indoctrinated" into being colorblind.

This feelgood but ultimately fallacious ideology was the cause of me not seeing race, but instead not seeing #racism.

And so, in my twenties (the 90's) and into the early 21st century I thought MLK gave a speech and all was well.

I adhered to a belief that "race is a just a fiction" and "I shouldn't see color."

Problem was, not only did I still see race, but I was blind to racism.

I thought that high crime rates in black neighborhoods, lower HS graduation rates, less successful black businesses and poorer health outcomes were because something was amiss with *black* people.

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Throwback to the time it was revealed that Clint Eastwood directed a movie based on a book written by a secret leader of the KKK.
Asa Earl Carter “formed a paramilitary unit of about 100 men known as ‘the Original Ku Klux Klan of the Confederacy” and “was arrested in 1957 in connection with a Klan shooting”…
In 1956, his group attacked Nat King Cole on stage in Birmingham, Alabama during a concert and castrated a random black man as a “warning to ‘uppity’ Alabama Blacks.”…
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Gyasi Symonds jaywalked on his way to The Nook and wasn’t the only one to do so, as he trailed behind 4 White women who did the same.

But it was only Symonds, a visibly Black man, that was approached by two #HRP police officers for jaywalking. #Halifax…
@nziafati @Nicole__Munro Constables Steve Logan & Pierre-Paul Cadieux blocked Symonds when he approached the coffee shop and questioned him about jaywalking, but didn't issue him a ticket.

Symonds was later called down to his office's lobby, where the two were waiting for him. Image
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Word “racism” silenced, actively, by #MedEd #MedTwitter #healthcare#professionalism” & “communication” labels

Saying “racism” offends or “hurts feelings” > actual #BLM deaths

If #professionalism itself is racist -makes sense that word suppressed
What @ayshakhoury experienced pushes out & silences many

If the editors of @JAMA_current resist hearing word “structural racism” then they certainly are not publishing papers using that word

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
Journal gatekeeping: men
Behavior gatekeeping: women/HR

#accountability only for white men
-> we miss “Amy Cooper” in #academia, #HR, #professionalism #compliance…

@DrAlethaMaybank @RheaBoydMD @FutureDocs @TIME #BlackintheIvory #MedTwitter @bmj_latest
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How do I comment on racism
How do I bring about change
What can I do to ensure
It doesn't happen again
I watch the news
I hear the recordings
"I can't breathe"
What was he thinking
And then I hear from friends
I hear the reality
The hate and fear
The embedded inequality..
What can I do?
What can I say?
I can only be me
Speak as me
But I am speechless
When it comes to the injustice
I see in the US
But also here in the UK
Experienced by people
Of different races

#racismuk #racism #napowrimo
I'm a white British woman
That gives me security
I can't know the fear
Or know the injustice
I haven't experienced hatred
At the hands of racists

#RaceReport #poetry #NaPoWriMo #SystemicRacism
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Police claim “unlawful assembly” after killing 20 year old young black man, with his mom on the phone and his girlfriend beside him as they drove to visit his older brother and see his new home. Here is the PDF from the @aclu_mn re: protests. #BlackLivesMatter
Minneapolis police knew, or should have known, the killing of a young black man stopped in his vehicle, will result in protests. The police should have been prepared for protests and de-escalated it. Journalists have been reporting that police officers are quitting the “force”
because of fear of danger after the George Floyd trial outcome. Therefore, they knew of the repercussions of killing, wrongfully, a young black man. #EnoughIsEnough #StopSystemicRacism
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Reading the #SaferYEG Task Force report, I can’t shake how a white-dominant Edmonton City Council—in appointing the police to this task force—reproduced the same systems of oppression 15K+ Edmontonians rallied against last year after George Floyd’s murder. A THREAD... 🧵
I have a world of respect & gratitude for the racialized TF members on their impossible task: negotiate with police behind closed doors to create this report. This report was never going to be a full expression of the community’s desires with police at the table. How could it?
Why did the police need to be on this Task Force at all? Why couldn’t EPS make a presentation to the Task Force like other orgs did? Would the recommendations have been stronger if police hadn’t been at the table? Did #yegcc leave BIPOC to take on the cops so they don’t have to?
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Meet Mr Daniel Smith of the #PimlicoAcademy

This Headteacher has decided to ban students from having Afro Hairstyles

On the day No 10 Downing Street found "No evidence of Institutional Racism"

#RacismReport #Equality #HopeNotHate #BlackLivesMatter #EndRacism #SystemicRacism Mr Daniel Smith Headteacher of the Pimlico Academy
So the #PimlicoAcademy students didn't take this #SystemicRacism well

It appears that every single ethnicity of the 1262 students; black, white, asian everyone protested and refused to go to class


Remember that on election day 🗳️

The #PimlicoAcademy students were well organised and united.

We need to learn from them when dealing with #ToryCorruption #SystemicRacism and #ToryIncompetence.

One action, united, organised.

We are organising @GOV2UK &

#RacismIsReal #RacismReport Organisation
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CW: Abusive language, threats, threatening posturing.

I'm appalled to see the treatment of this female pt who is distressed + explicit in that she feels threatened, vulnerable, in pain.

For staff to yell at her, threaten to call the police/take her rights away is unacceptable/1
All of us in healthcare, it is non- negotiable that we work thru unconscious biases, understand our power&privilege as HCW, learn re institutional trauma to vulnerable ppl, especially Indigenous People.
DO THE WORK to create SAFE & compassionate care for EVERY PATIENT.
Please Canadian healthcare workers, please see how racism harms patients, and creates hostile environments that WE create that prevent patients from getting the care they need.
This is how racism harms, kills & why it's a public health crisis.

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No @senatortimscott your comments are diabolical, disgusting and disgraceful. You should know better as a Black man than to spew such trash. It’s not surprising. I am a constituent and I will be contacting your office. I’m a student of history and I’m hard pressed to find
Anywhere in American history where “woke supremacy” enslaved Africans in the Americas, committed Native American Genocide, Seceded from the Union to uphold white supremacy and slavery, committed domestic terrorism acts - lynchings, race massacres, church & house bombings, rapes
and I missed the history chapter where woke supremacists stormed the Capitol to overthrow the US government.
You sound like a fool who’s a tool of the White Supremacist power structure and status quo. You reek of opportunism and self loathing.
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An example of #systemicracism for @JAMA_current

Hi! I’m @ayshakhoury a physician and educator.
I was a founding instructor at @KPMedSchool until I was suspended and fired after moderating a class on bias and racism in medicine.
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All of this. #MyStanceHasNotChanged.
The fact that we willingly expose our kids to #COVID19 is beyond me. Opening schools knowing full well structural racism exists preventing adequate social distancing & the lack of proper ventilation is a setup for further #RacialDisparities
▶️ 25% of Black 9th graders are in classrooms w/ >40 students: 2x rate of Hispanics, 3x rate of Whites
▶️ Urban vs Rural, 12.5x more likely to be overcrowded
▶️ richest 10% of districts spend 10x more than poorest 10%: literally use old buildings w/ poor ventilation & high lead
The impact of #SystemicRacism has been far reaching and long standing in #Education.
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This month we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth. But we also know that we need much more than 28 days to recognize the importance of Black people and Black communities in British Columbia’s history. This needs to be integrated into our curriculum year round. 1/ #bcpoli #bced
It is not just about acknowledging; we’ve erased history in BC. Until we stop, we will not come to terms with the amazing contributions of Black people and communities to our province. Addressing systemic racism has to be done systematically - and education is central to that. 2/
As @AdamPOlsen has pointed out we cannot address racism one silo at a time. As legislators, it’s our responsibility to proactively address #systemicracism - it is going to take looking at all our institutions, all of our systems, to address racism effectively. 3/
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