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This is the long promised book thread from @masonmennenga where I said my problem with the #deconstruction movement is that it is trying to solve questions that Black theologians, thinkers, humanist, and others have answered. for 40 years +. A book list was requested. 🧵:
First book clubs don't solve shit. But weaponized knowledge properly placed can drive spokes in the wheels of injustice so-
God of the Oppressed. Seminal. You cannot do the rest of the list without starting here. Cone's work sets the framework IMO…
Just for a quick jaunt into something more modern, I know you crazy kids and your need for *checks notes* not decades old stuff. Ignore the shit from Claiborne: Clown. Wallis. Irrelevant. Focus on the experiences of Black woman leaders in here.…
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So this is a complicated question with a very complicated answer (click through to the full convo); this question spurred by a particular criticism I have of American dairy.

Here comes a thread...
First, some background. The dairy crisis is most pronounced in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is largely unceded territory belonging to all sorts of Indigenous people, and was populated by Europeans after a particularly brutal series of genocidal massacres...
The farmers in crisis in Wisconsin are largely the descendants of those invaders, whose farmlands are quite literally the bounty of genocide. As a result, the depth of my sympathy for their plight probably couldn’t float a Dixie cup...
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Day 100 of #PortlandProtests
30-40 Riot cops visible outside the Portland Police Union. Seems to be two non-portland police vehicles set up. I feel tonight's gonna be different. #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter
March has almost reached the police union. Local residents were out eating #PortlandProtests
Protesters have arrived,bike cops drive through with sirens
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The BIPOC Clergy and Laity Council for #BlackLives was allowed by Portland NAACP to read our statement yesterday. While not affiliated in *anyway* we are grateful for the invitation. Here is a link to a video.
Please boost BIPOC leaders by sharing #PNW
That being said we are aware that there was a ton of other things happening between the youth organizers and the local NAACP. IE it appeared to me that after they said their piece and the crowd started to disperse they left. I watched a younger NAACP leader to hold the schedule
Together. We were pushed back an hour. Then told another. I said I have three elders with me and said I was leaving. I was then told to wait and I would go up. I then read our statement the collective voice of a plurality of BIPOC leaders. Not just Cis M leadership. It’s 4 mins
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THREAD. The GOP (supposedly) stands for pro-life, traditional sexuality, &religious liberty. The Democratic Party cares about economic reform, racial justice & immigration reform. I care about all of them. All these I derive from biblical principles.

Considering that the church doesn't police marriage in the public square, and the GOP has been ineffective on abortion, then that leaves religious liberty as the sole issue that the Trump admin is riding on. 2/
Now, let's grant that Trump's SC appointments have supposedly made good on religious liberty so far. But many conservatives aren't convinced that religious liberty is hinged on the GOP, considering the recent majority opinion rulings. 3/
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With #Covid19 as the ultimate catalyst, the push is on to implement the financialization of nature.

The Natural Capital Coalition is made up of approx. 300 orgs/corps while working w/ thousands. Partners include #CocaCola, #Shell, #Walmart.

Those with money will own #nature.
Those w/ $ will own #nature.

The very corporations that have brought us to the precipice of #ecological #collapse - will now be appointed as the new stewards of nature. This has been dubbed (#XR Business - Elkington/Volans) as the new biosphere economy.

Let's take a look at how #Covid19 has been successfully leveraged (both fear & distraction) in order to aid the largest transformation of the global economic system in modern history. Assigning monetary value to nature ("natural capital") will replace #GDP.

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@LeslynLewis @livingrealfree And now for MY thoughts...

1. This is a lie.

Being both a Dr AND a lawyer, Dr Lewis knows full well the power of words. Her sentence structure here was specifically chosen to create the false impression even one Liberal MP said "ALL Canadians (no exceptions) are racist."
@LeslynLewis @livingrealfree 2. Not only has this not been said, it hasn't even been hinted hat.

The only party putting the concept of "(ALL) Canadians are racist" out into the universe is the CPC with its 24/7 Outrage Machine.
@LeslynLewis @livingrealfree 3. It has become an instant go-to CPC play to immediately accuse the entry-level left (especially Liberal) view is: "Canada is a racist country" the very second they raise the issue of #SystemicRacism
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#portlandprotest on the back side of justice center chanting names of folks killed by police
#JusticeForGeorge #BlackLives #justice4breonna
Crowd marched over to @Apple and people are talking about their experiences at #PortlandProtests
Car drove up to crowd and refused to back up. His lady attempted to get out, and then water was thrown on him and splashed his kid in the back seat. He got out ready to fight, but didn't know who did it. Got back in and left without incident
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Gee, I wonder if @KillerMike has heard about HB 838? I mean, this is his city.

The Hate Crimes Bill passed BUT

“As a compromise, the Senate approved House Bill 838. Under HB 838, anyone found guilty of committing a crime against a first responder
— defined as a firefighter, police officer or paramedic — specifically because of their occupation could face between one and five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. The House later backed it 92-74, mostly along party lines.”
How many trumped up charges will there be in order to get the prisons to capacity, and beyond?

What utter BS!
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Dear white people.

The #fireworks thing is a classic Cointelpro operation.

If you don’t know what #Cointelpro is you don’t know shit about liberation movements or black history.

Follow this link. It’s your assignment white accomplices. #BlackLives ✊🏽
And since y’all hate reading, but love Bezos here…
Really if you don’t know about #Cointelpro you don’t know BIPOC history or queer history or movement history.
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I finally reset my password so I can log in, and I AM FIRED UP, y’all. GET READY.
CW: Abuse, #PoliceViolence

THE NICEST FREAKIN’ FAMILY just moved in across the street 3 weeks ago. Single mom, four kids, 7 mths pregnant as a surrogate for her best friend, I’ll be calling her Mama cause she’s the cutest preggo lady I have ever seen, 5’1” and like 110 lbs.
Our neighborhood is...kinda rough. Poor people, lots of drugs, but more or less everyone leaves everyone else alone and gets along fine. This family moves in, I immediately go over to say hey, and turns out Mama and I get along GREAT. NICE people. Fab kids.
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This Chicago economist has angered a lot of his fellow econs.

His engagement with #blacklives matter is to not to engage the issues, but launch into a sophomoric debate about language, and to condescendingly try to ridicule the movement.

But it’s worse. It’s part of a pattern.
Uhlig’s first response to the protests doesn’t engage with the problems of racism. Rather he appears more upset about looting. He argues (without irony!) that those protesting police violence should be “scheduling demos in cooperation with authorities.”
Or in the wake of White Supremacists killing an anti-racism protestor in Charlottesville in 2017, you might think the problem was the white supremacists. But not, our Harald. He’s worried about the anti-racism protestors. Both sides, and all that.…
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I've been having the heartbreaking conversation with so many Black people who are dreading tomorrow and the Zoom calls or the ”How are you?” -

Your Black leaders and employees are not OK.

It's triggering to ask ”How are you”
I hope CEO’s & Executive Sponsors for Black ERG’s and other ERG’s

Head of Diversity and Inclusion have reached out and connected with your Black ERG leaders and your Black employees.

At the very least ensure all mandatory meetings have a ”No Video Requirement” please
The #Emotionaltax Black employees are going through right now is through the roof.

Many I've spoken to are feeling rage, fear, anger, resignation, exhaustion, defeat and more.

Be uncomfortable, put #Blacklives BEFORE your feelings @RachelCargle

It's the HUMAN thing to do.
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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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One of the central tenants of #CriticalRaceTheory is counter-storytelling which 'is used to challenge dominant narratives about a problem'...
Many of the 'counter stories' I have gleaned over the years come from my time with communities. From Jackson, Mississippi to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I have gained the most insights from 'ordinary folks' far wiser than myself...
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Before I begin, first things first…
S/O to the #ancestors whose sacrifice is not lost on me. Blood. Sweat. Tears. Prayers. We do this work to honor them because we know it’s upon their shoulders that we stand…
One in particular is Dr. Bill Jenkins who transitioned in February. His work exposing the atrocities of the U.S. Public Health Service’s Tuskegee Syphilis Study is an example of how we should all speak truth to power.
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