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Tamir Rice. Born on this day, June 25, 2002.

On November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice was throwing snowballs and playing with a toy pellet gun in a Cleveland park when a police car rolled into the snowy field. Within two seconds of getting out of his squad car, white police officer
white police officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed the 12-year-old. The officer claimed he thought the pellet gun was a real firearm.
America’s systemic marginalization, criminalization and subordination of black and brown bodies killed Tamir, the officer merely fired the gun.
#america #blacklivesmatter
#TamirRice #neverforget Murdered by a racist. Snatched from his mother, his father, his family and his friends. Catalyst for action. Sober reminder of our continuous struggle.
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In honor of #TamirRice's birthday on June 25th, I will be donating 100% of proceeds from streaming services for Silence Is Violence to the Tamir Rice Foundation. @AppleMusic @Spotify @spotifyartists @TIDAL @amazonmusic #blacklivesmatter #silenceisviolence youtube.com/watch?v=3u8enz…
Tamir Rice should be alive today, turning 18 years old, and graduating from high school. He was an innocent 12-year-old who was playing in a park near his home when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer.
The person who called the police told the dispatcher that Tamir was probably a juvenile and the gun was probably fake. The dispatcher did not relay this information to the responding officers.
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I'm tellin' you man, black folks, black Muslims, Arabs, Desis, Mexicans, etc., are out in the streets dancing to a tune so loud, they don't even know what key it's in. Because of this, many are unwilling and unable to acknowledge the main reason why
the death of #GeorgeFloyd has gone global, has gone viral, is because Chuck authorized it to go viral. The liberal wing of Chuck has authorized outrage over the death of a black man even though we've been dying at the hands of white cops and black hoodlums for decades!
The question I have is why did not white liberals authorize riots and protests when they killed #CliffordGlover, #ClaudeReese, #RandyEvans, #YvonneSmallwood, #AmadouDiallo, #SeanBell, #OscarGrant, #TrayvonMartin, #JordanDavis, #JonathanFerrell, #AiyanaJones,
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THREAD on #BLM

Tho I'm Latina, I know I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)

I can relax in my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)

I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)

I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)

I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)

I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)

I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)

I can play like a child (#TamirRice)

I can go to church (#Charleston9)

I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)

I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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1. So there are some thoughts I’ve been wrestling with & hesitant to share simply b/c the thought I wanna get across is so delicate in that I don’t want to I slow down the current momentum nor due I want to white people’s current activity to be fueled guilt rather than love...
2. The moment we are in will be one of two things. It will either be a catalyst for a new era where black and brown people no longer have to fear the police or it will be just another “moment of clarity” that will soon pass as white people get bored and move on to the next thing.
3. But the racial trauma counselor in me can’t shake this reality. That regardless of where the dust settles on this moment, when it does settle, this truth will remain the same.

It took the torture and death of ANOTHER black on camera in order for white people to care.
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Say every one of their names—Then #SayTheirNames again.

It matters.

Beloved children, spouses, mothers, fathers, friends, co-workers, neighbors.

Denial of racism IS racism
Silence IS compliance
#BlackLivesMatter
#GeorgeFloyd

#BlackOutTuesday, no commentary needed—A Thread
#GEORGEFLOYD, 46 —911 call from a grocery worker claiming an attempted forgery.

Responding LEO w/17 previous infractions held him down for 9 minutes by the neck as 2 LEOs assisted & 1 did nothing.

His life drained out of him as he said #ICantBreathe

4 Officers fired—1 charged.
#AHMAUDARBERY, 25—Jogging, hunted down & shot by 2 men while a 3rd videotaped the murder. They claimed they suspected him of a burglary. Homeowner of house being built states nothing was taken.

2 men charged with murder & aggravated assault. Videotaper claims bystander—Pending.
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)

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I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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You want to know why Black people are angry...
We can’t be handcuffed and put in the police car unless we are dead (#GeorgeFloyd)
We can’t go bird watching in Central Park (#ChristianCooper)
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis)
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without pausing, & without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)

#BlackLivesMatter
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding #ChristianCooper
I can go jogging #AmaudArbery
I can relax in the comfort of my own home #BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson

#BlackLivesMatter
I can ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride
I can have a cellphone #StephonClark
I can leave a party to get to safety #JordanEdwards
I can play loud music #JordanDavis
I can sell CDs #AltonSterling
I can sleep #AiyanaJones
I can walk from the corner store #MikeBrown
I can play cops and robbers #TamirRice
I can go to church #Charleston9
I can walk home with Skittles #TrayvonMartin
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party #SeanBell
I can party on New Years #OscarGrant
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper).
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my apartment (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
I can ask for help
after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the
corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
I can get a
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#BlackLivesMatter. #GeorgeFloyd's life mattered. #AhmaudAubrey's life mattered. #TamirRice's life mattered. #MichaelBrown's life mattered.

White people, we need to stop turning blind eyes to this, stop pretending that it's "bad apples" in the police.
We need to stand with our black friends, neighbours, colleagues, coworkers, classmates, and yes, even strangers.

But we also need to make a conscious decision to not make this about us. It's not about us. This about the countless black lives that have been cut short.
It's about acknowledging that we owe black people the dignity to control their movement. That we, as a privileged people, owe it to them to amplify their voices without distorting them. And that we show up for them, every time.
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On May 25, #GeorgeFloyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer. Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for seven minutes, suffocating him as Floyd pleaded repeatedly that he couldn’t breathe. Justice has not yet been achieved.
We have a national crisis of white supremacist violence against Black people in the USA. In the past decade alone, we witnessed the deaths of thousands of Black people at the hands of police. #BreonnaTaylor #EricGarner #SandraBland #TamirRice are just some of those we’ve lost.
At Indivisible, we believe Black Lives Matter without qualifications, asterisks, or add-ons. We also believe in the right for communities to protest and protect themselves against state-sanctioned violence. Period.
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I'm seeing a lot of white friends post about a desire to learn more about racism but many are unsure where to begin. We can't bring back #GeorgeFloyd but we can learn how to be anti-racists and teach kids how to, too. #sschat #EduColor @Spencer_Fdn @BeaconPressBks @Tolerance_org
Look at whom you follow on @Twitter. Are you following people and orgs that can educate you about race, like @DrIbram @nhannahjones @ProfJeffries @imaniperry @LoriTharps @JasonReynolds83 @facinghistory & @Tolerance_org @AntiracismCtr @WesleyLowery @jabariasim @TWW_podblog ...
Look at your book list. Do you and your children read books by a diverse group of authors? For kids, All-American Boys by @KielyBrendan & @JasonReynolds83 is a great way to spark conversation with your child. #weneeddiversebooks
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#whiteprivilege just seen on @Facebook
I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean, #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can
walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
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Oh yeah, there’s this:

I have privilege as a White person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
1/
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
2/
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
3/
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(copy and pasted) I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AhmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after a car crash (#JonathanFerrell & #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland
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Many have asked: Why are Black people so angry?

Here is why in a nutshell:

We can’t be handcuffed & arrested unless we are choked of air, until dead (#GeorgeFloyd)

We can’t go bird watching in Central Park (#ChristianCooper)

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
1/
2/ We can’t relax or sleep in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson #BrionnaTaylor)

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).

We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
3/We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).

We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).

We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).

We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)

We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
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1) I have privilege as a White person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it...

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
2)I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
3) I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
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#AhmaudArbery could have been jogging from church wearing a ‘Jesus Saves’ shirt and some people would still justify him being accosted by white men with rifles, shot and killed.

#TamirRice could have been 2 years-old with a purple toy gun.

Racism plows through respectability.
Racism rejects rational.
Racism supplies its own reasoning.

Racism kills compassion.

Racism always has a “but.”
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Yes. #RunningwhileBlack should not be a death sentence. Maybe it’s a good moment to share some insight into being black and male. I haven’t run alone for years out of this concern; but there are other things black men do to decrease their chances of being killed 1/
One night I was on call in the ICU and had to come in for a dire emergency. I hopped in my car and started to floor it. But then realized I was a black man, alone in a speeding car, late at night. It’s a setup for badness. I slowed down for my safety. 2/
Also speaking of cars, this is a “don’t shoot me” sticker. Every car I’ve ever owned has had some sort of sticker like this. It’s not a desire to advertise my cred, but an effort to assign me #human value when it may not be assumed if I’m pulled over. 3/
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#BEingBlack in AmeriKKKa

We can’t go jogging:
#AmaudArbery

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes:
#BothamJean and #AtatianaJefferson

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride

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We can't have a cellphone:
#StephonClark

We can't leave a party to get to safety:
#JordanEdwards

We can't play loud music:
#JordanDavis

We can’t walk home from the store:
#TrayvonMartin

#BeingBlack

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We can’t sell CD's:
#AltonSterling

We can’t sleep:
#AiyanaJones

We can’t walk down the street:
#MikeBrown

Our children can’t play with toys: #TamirRice

We can’t go to church:
#Charleston9

We can’t party on New Years:
#OscarGrant

#BeingBlack

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If you are a Christian that means you're a person of freedom & justice. I want to see other ppl fighting for the justice of unarmed black men being hunted down and slaughtered.
(I don’t know who created this, but I'd like to credit the original author if anyone knows.)
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This next part is not my post and the person who posted it was not tagged:
Black people are so tired. 😓
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
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We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #Renisha McBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
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