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Real intersectional issues:
#AmericanDOS #BreakingBrown
1)high pregnancy death rates
2)high infant mortality
3)high rates of miscarriages/ stillbirth
4)high pregnancy murder rates
5)BW/BG sex trafficked at high rates
6)high autoimmune disease rates
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Real intersectional issues:
#AmericanDOS #BreakingBrown
7)criminalizing of miscarriages & stillbirths using fetal homicide laws
8)high eviction rates for BW
9)highest murder victim rates among women in the nation
10)The highest rate of teens impregnated by adult men
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Minnesota sex trafficking chart by RACE #AmericanDOS
Facilitators = pimps
victims = women & girls
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Diamond Dust #AmericanDOS #BreakingBrown - These excerpts will be from "The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members"- Kurt Stone- William Mallory Levy - like Biden & 3 strike legislation - Levy authored 1877 Compromise ie the beginning of Jim Crow
Diamond Dust #AmericanDOS #BreakingBrown William Mallory Levy - the author of the 1877 Compromise - IE the massive Reconstruction set back of Black People in the United States - the Joe Biden of the 1870's
We must be able to see historical parallels so as not to repeat - No to Joe Biden in 2020 - he is the William Mallory Levy of our time. #AmericanDos #BreakingBrown
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Here is why Cynthia Erivo, in particular, should not play Harriet Tubman.

TL; DR: There’s a troubling pattern of Cynthia repeatedly, deliberately, selectively *choosing* to not give respect to African-American heritage – the heritage of Harriet Tubman.
#HarrietDeservesBetter
Note: There’s an argument to be made against Africans/non-DOS Brits playing important African-American figures – & vice versa. Performance & perspective, where & how we take up space, larger economic & cultural issues at play.

Others have unpacked that; this thread won’t.
This thread is about why Cynthia Erivo should not play Harriet Tubman, “the Moses of her people” & a sacred African-American ancestor. It goes beyond Cynthia’s birthplace, accent, heritage & even her association with an ethnic bigot.

It rests on a pattern of behavior & choices.
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