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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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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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I am an extremely privileged Black American.

My family has been privileged for generations, first through education and later through powerful jobs and their accompanying lifestyle.

This privilege does not bring safety for me or my family. 1/
Education, position, money, language, clothes; nothing buys safety.

And we should not require these things to achieve safety in the land of the free.
2/
#ChristianCooper is the epitome of the privileged Black man; a bird watching Harvard graduate. Maybe this helped him stay outwardly calm while a White woman tried to bring the power of the police to bear against him.
3/
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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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To my white friends:

When was the first time you had #TheConversation about racism?

I’ll share my story — I was 10.

1/?

#JusticeForGeorgeFlyod
#BlackLivesMatter
#BreonnaTaylor
#AhmaudArbery
#ChristianCooper
#TheConversation came after an unusual event at school. We had just moved to Cumming, GA — a far different community than the one I had grown up in in NEPA. My new school was beyond overwhelmingly white. It wasn’t normal to me — up until then my classrooms were diverse.

2/?
On my first day, my classmates told me I couldn’t sit with them at lunch because I was a “yankee.” Having no idea what this reference was to, I found another place to sit.

3/?
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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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#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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🗣 FOR PPL OF ALL RACES: “10 Action Steps FORWARD‼️”

Many people feel helpless, while others feel ashamed right now.

History will repeat itself if we FAIL to recognize Our role to play❗️

**Anger alone & Silence alone have NOT changed anything.

HEREIN LIES THE SOLUTION...
1: Admit that we ALL have BIAS!✅

2: Become INTENTIONAL about identifying YOUR Bias!✅

3: DIVERSIFY your Circle (w/ diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds)!✅

4: EXAMINE your Bias w/ others OUTSIDE of your Circle!✅

5: Identify WHO SUFFERS as a result of your Bias!✅
6: ADVOCATE for those who suffer due to your Bias!✅

7: ALWAYS SPEAK UP for those who suffer due to your Bias!✅

8: REFUSE to Reach judgment w/o Genuine examination of ALTERNATE views!✅

9: DO NOT BE COMPLICIT by prioritizing Comfort!✅

10: GET FED UP w/ Business as Usual!✅
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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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The murder of #GeorgeFloyd and the racial profiling of #ChristianCooper while birdwatching have me thinking about how I can do allyship better, particularly as a #medicaleducator. Some thoughts for #medtwitter...(a thread)
As an undergrad student in the humanities, it seemed clear to me that race was a social construct. But when I started med school I was taught that spirometry required a “race correction” or that ACEi shouldn’t be given to Black patients.
Mired in my own impostor syndrome, I felt confused about the lines between science and ideology.
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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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What happened to #GeorgeFloyd almost happened to #ChristianCooper & has happened and continues to happen to too many black men in America brings back memories of what happened to me in August 2008 in Falcon Heights MN just 4 days after I arrived the US from Nigeria for my MPH /1
It was a Tuesday morning about 5am and I was still jet lagged & was washing my cereal bowl at the kitchen sink wearing only my boxers. I had rented the apartment with two other roommates who were also students at the university of MN but hadn’t moved on yet till the next week /2
I had only met a couple of neighbors and had once waved to one from across the street. While in the kitchen that morning I saw a flashlight from outside the window pointed at me. I thought it was one of the neighbors. I raised my hand to wave & realized it was a police officer /3
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The kind of power that #AmyCooper believed she possessed when she called the police on #ChristianCooper, a black man who simply asked her to put her dog on a leash in Central Park, is the kind of power white women have always had in this country. #TheyWereHerProperty
Since the colonial period, law and custom gave white women power over the lives and deaths of African-descended people. #TheyWereHerProperty talks all about this. Long before securing the vote, they could brutalize or kill black folks, or have them killed, with near impunity.
Stop calling the cops on black people who aren’t doing anything wrong. We see how deadly these calls can be. A Minneapolis cop kneeled on #GeorgeFloyd's neck for at least 5 minutes, in spite of Floyd telling him he couldn’t breathe. Floyd was motionless before leaving the scene.
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Women like #AmyCooper weaponized their 'whiteness' for centuries to Maim/Kill/Deny black people life & liberty.

Her action isn't 'abhorrent' its EVIL. Listen to her fake shriek & fear. This got African Americans lynched & its why she called the cops.

She's a Karen.

RACIST.
.@FTI_US the ONLY action you must take swiftly & unequivocally is to FIRE #AmyCooper. Period.

She tried to get #christiancooper killed by the cops. She deliberately lied as you can see from the video to accuse him of a crime he didn't commit.
Many #AmyCooper are Heads/Managers/Supervisors etc at top organisations today weaponizing their whiteness in subtle & overt ways to harass, marginalise & fire black staff

When Black people complain - the cloak of #whiteprivilege cover these #racist #Karen to make us the problem.
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