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[THREAD] Today we are profiling some of Dr @RemiJS90's research into racial inequalities in the UK education system.

#BlackHistoryMonth #BHM2020 @uomsoss
@RemiJS90 @uomsoss Issues of race and racism continue to be a defining feature of our schooling system.

@RemiJS90 explores the inequality deeply embedded in Secondary Schools in this @RunnymedeTrust report. #BlackHistoryMonth @code @britishacademy… Image
@RemiJS90 @uomsoss @RunnymedeTrust @code @britishacademy Recent campaigns to decolonise Higher Education have made visible the “web of whiteness” that underpins the sector.

@RemiJS90 sets out why these ‘counter-narrative’ voices are needed.

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Day 1: Okay, I'm doing this. It's a #BlackHistoryMonth thread. It's sad that we know more about Black American history, than we do about Black British struggles and successes. This thread hopes to be part of the focus on our erased and uncelebrated history. Image
Day 2: History
Black British history didn’t start in the 20th century. Erasing Black ppl from period dramas because 'it's not historically accurate' is just ignorant. The first known Black Briton is the skeleton of a woman with sub-Saharan ancestry, who lived around 200 AD. Image
Day 3: Were all early Black Britons slaves? No. There is evidence of powerful & wealthy African Romans. York excavations found remains of 'Ivory Bangle Lady', a high-ranking Roman woman of North African ancestry, suggesting a multi-cultural Roman Britain #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth Image
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THREAD: In the last few day so #BlackHistoryMonth, Ontario Premier @fordnation and Education Minister @Sflecce have tweeted out videos of themselves participated in #BHM2020 events. Here's the Premier's tweet and video: ->
And I wish I could commend both for their effort. But here's the problem. The videos centre Ford & Lecce -- they're in most of the shots. Lecce's video even includes a message from a participant praising him. And however sincere that might be, he doesn't need to publicize it. ->
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"Excluded, Inside the Lines" exhibit at the @winglukemuseum. Takes a deeper look at our history when discriminatory practices and laws - redlining - were used to exclude the Black community (+other communities of color) from accessing housing in many parts of Seattle. #BHM2020
"The exhibit includes personal stories of Seattleites who have faced housing discrimination in the past or are currently affected by gentrification. It also features maps and timelines that reveal how redlining has influenced what the city looks like today.
...maps of Seattle’s demographic distribution today look very much like demographic maps of the 1940s, when the practice of redlining and discriminatory housing practices limited homeowners of color to certain segments of the city."
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Before we get too far into #BlackHistoryMonth 2020 & start get bombarded by fake woke BHM messages from everyone, including Trump, Nike, politicians who constantly work against us & candidates who only love us when they are running for office, let’s talk:

A #BHM2020 Thread 1/9
Stop telling people that we got the shortest month because white folkx don’t care about Black people! Now it is probably true that in 1926, white folkx didn’t care about Black people but Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History, chose the second week of February 2/9
specifically because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln (2/12) and the self-selected birthday of Frederick Douglass (2/14) and Black folkx were already celebrating these dates together since the late 19th century. So that’s clear
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Happy Black History Month 2020 ✨✊🏾

Every day this month I’ll be highlighting the accomplishments of a different Black female scientist, engineer, inventor, or STEM educator 👩🏾‍🏫

We are here. We’ve been here. We belong here. 👩🏾‍🔬👩🏿‍🏫👩🏽‍💻👩🏾‍🎓👩🏽‍🏭

#BlackWomenInSTEM #BlackAndSTEM #BHM2020
Marie M. Daly, PhD
•1947 - first Black woman to receive a chemistry PhD in the U.S! 👩🏽‍🔬
•research: hypertension & artery blockage -> better understand heart attacks
•tenured professor at Albert Einstein
•est. scholarship for Af-Am science students at Queens College 👨🏾‍🎓👩🏾‍🎓
Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD
•1973 - first Af-Am woman to receive a PhD from MIT & second Af-Am woman to obtain a physics PhD in the U.S.!
•1999 - first woman & first Af-Am president of Reselaer Polytechnic Inst.
•2016 - awarded National Medal of Science by President Obama 🏅
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#BHMReadingChallenge! There are 4 weeks of #BHM2020, so I want to issue a challenge. I want Black folks to recommend 4 Black-authored books in 4 genres they think non-Black folks should read. Then I want non-Black folks to post the books they read this month. Got it?
Potential genres for #BHMReadingChallenge: fiction, creative non-fiction, academic non-fiction, poetry, memoir/autobiography, YA, children’s, graphic novel...
Here are mine:
-Pleasure Activism by @adriennemaree (essays & interviews)
-Homie by @Danez_Smif (poetry)
-Medical Apartheid by @haw95 (academic)
-Kindred by @OctaviaEButler (fiction, but also there’s a graphic novel adaptation by @DamianD2Duffy & @JIJennings)
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Kamunity vous souhaite une merveilleuse année 2020 ! Quant à nous, nous nous sommes donnés comme mission de permettre d’ameliorer notre connaissance de l’Afrique et de sa diaspora à travers notre nouveau concept “1 Image, 1 mot “ 💪🏿

#1Image1Jour #PersonnalitésAfros
Pour notre #BHM du jour, nous revenons sur un peuple originaire d’Afrique du Nord ayant peuplé aussi bien l’Europe que l’Afrique sub-saharienne.
#Kamunity #1i1jBHM #LesMaures #Andalousie #AlAndalus #BlackHistoryMonth #moisdesnoirs #moisdesnoires ImageImageImageImage
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