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time for a year in review! those of you who subscribe to my tinyletter (or even just follow me #onhere) might have seen me handwringing about freelancing, precarity. I learnt a lot this year—thanks in large part to @studyhallxyz which I highly recommend joining!—including the
simple fact rates aren't set in stone. you can—should!—ask for more. you might not always get it, but sometimes you will and it can make a big difference. this is one of those things that ~everyone already knows~ but I'd been doing this for a while and totally didn't!
this might be a terrible idea, but i'm going to be including what I was paid for each of these—transparency is so important in this industry and also so rare. when info is shared those who need it the most can rarely access it (though s/o to @WhoPaysWriters here!!)
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Instead of Black Friday shopping, how about helping this teacher in a low-income SF school that just got its budget cut by $170K and lost its learning specialist get some basic classroom supplies? She asking for pencils and gluesticks ffs: donorschoose.org/project/our-sc…
You can also pick another school to give to, sort by region, grade, type of request...lot of low-income schools in cold areas just trying to get their kids coats. @DonorsChoose donorschoose.org
You guys, we're about half way there. If you can spare even $10, that buys a lot of pencils. donorschoose.org/project/our-sc…
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This is the second time today someone has mentioned these @replyall eps to me.
Maybe it’s time to update The Process for those who ain’t hoops obsessives. (Plus I’m on this Amtrak train and got time to kill.)
So to the 101 stuff we've covered before:

The NBA, more than any other pro league, is a league of stars/superstars. They have a wildly outsized impact on a team's on-court success (and for smaller-market teams, maybe even the team's financial viability).
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As Thanksgiving approaches, now is as a good a time as any to explore the complex relationship between Natives and Blacks in this country as well as the need to oppose both anti-blackness and genocidal settler colonialism in the fight against white supremacy. A thread.
Unsurprisingly, the most widely recognized authority on the history of Black-Native relations is a black woman, Dr. @TiyaMilesTAM, @macfound genius grant recipient and Professor of History at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at @Harvard.
Here’s Dr. Miles describing her groundbreaking scholarship as well as her family’s oral history of Native ancestry.
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Better yet, folk need to give up on trying to change racist White women/men and focus on fighting unconstitutional voter suppression that’s wiping Black folk with good sense off the rolls.
I’ve been saying this #onhere since I joined Twitter 10 years ago. If White liberals don’t get serious about fighting racist voter suppression in the South and all across America, Democrats will continue to underperform where/when it counts the most.
These red/purple state D candidates are going to keep coming up short bc the national party apparatus is too busy trying to accommodate wishy washy unreliable White voters to actually FIGHT voter suppression and give the Black base a shot at a level playing field. It’s surrender.
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On Sept 15, 1935, the Reichstag unanimously passed two Nuremberg Laws.

The Reich Citizenship Law stripped the rights of anyone without German blood: Jews, Roma, "undesirables."

It erased them. They didn't go anywhere; they just lost protection & recognition of the law.

⬇️⬇️⬇️
The Trump administration's attack on trans people is a systematic dismantling of civil and human rights.

It began with the military ban.
(Jewish businesses were boycotted in 1933.)

Now, they're stripping civil rights.
(Nuremberg Laws passed in 1935.)

What is their next step?
We're far from whatever insidious endgame they have planned.

We watched as they scaled up migrant persecution. Families were torn apart. Now children are in concentration camps.

This is the beginning.

If you're cisgender, you cannot ignore this.

Trans rights are human rights.
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This weekend, I attended a conference that highlighted the importance of personal (individual) narrative for movement building + I just kept thinking about the lost opportunity in telling bigger, collective stories.
I want movies + binge-worthy TV series + novels + short stories + memoirs + graphic novels that help me imagine different, anti-capitalist worlds.
I want storytelling that shows me what collective housing might look like, that romanticizes (+ problematizes) being an activist as a daily, lived experience.
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on the matter of preferences: having preferences are okay. we all have them — whether it’s for this or for that; but do understand that they are socially conditioned. which is to say: preferences are deeply informed by something. a something we should all trouble & interrogate.
nothing is ever simple. perspective is key. to everything there is nuance. right/wrong type circular conversations will never move anything forward.
when NFNF went viral years ago, the preference conversation really exploded on here and many gays would write “it’s my preference to not date fats and fems, can i live” or something to that effect, and i realized that you really have to let people live their own narrative.
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(thread)/ Yesterday, @AbortionCare and our members showed up #onhere for a TweetStorm talking about why & how we must #EndAbortionDeception -- I didn't join from my personal account but been thinking:
2/ When I worked on an abortion clinic, nearly every day a patient would ask earnestly if they might die or become infertile, bc that's what they'd heard from so-called "pro-life" folks.
3/ Abortion is the safest medical procedure in the US. There is no impact on future fertility. Imagine claiming to respect women but actually having so little regard for them that you are willing to lie about DYING to keep someone from making a decision that's right for her.
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LOL if I’m honest I’d say I’m struggling to even figure out which one you’re referencing because aren’t they all?! 🤷🏾‍♀️🤪 Either way you’re guaranteed to find it on a) my wakelet page (link in bio) or b) my Moments tab #onhere.
@noralove It’s gonna irk me until I figure it out though 😂 is it this one?
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yanno, it's funny you mention that. i have some thoughts and some time. allow me to meander a bit. a thread shall commence.
over the last few months, i've asked a few times "why are we still here?" about twitter. it's been rhetorical and, obviously, i'm still here. i don't tweet as much, but i'm still here. that's even though i don't find it particularly enjoyable and struggle to find others who do.
but after watching that museum thing happen, i kinda think we need to really ask ourselves what we're on here for. cuz that seemed like a lot of people who were #onhere for different reasons, and they all came together and exploded.
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If y'all are looking for something to do the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting is starting in 25 minutes.
Chief Blue is here. I stopped by to say hi and pass on my strongly positive impressions of the CPAC meeting.
We also briefly discussed the importance of listening. There's 10s of people here about some zoning item and none are students.
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A fiscal conservative would have no reason to be scared to voice their opinion anywhere. Y'all screwed up the Republican party *decades* ago.

And now you're ashamed.
Also, who the hell is #onhere terrorized by people who disagree with their politics? Or the fact that they're alive?

It's not Democrats.
(Yeah the bros would be the exception.

A- But they aren't Democrats.

And

B- they have their reckless mouths pointed mostly at people who don't support their senator.)
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I’ve gotten a few hundred new follows in recent days so this feels like a good time to inform y’all that not only is this an anti-Trump account, it’s anti-Bernie too. Thx, congrats on the twofer, welcome aboard, and if you can’t handle either of the above kindly see yourself out.
I won’t waste your time and energy #onhere and I sure as fuck won’t let you waste mine. Count on it.
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THREAD: I want to tell you a story that is relevant to these random women defending Kavanaugh. This happens all of the time. Women defend men who they consider to be friends from allegations all the time. This happened to me IRL....
My rapist was a "friend." He was the boyfriend of one of my roommates. We had a lot of mutual friends and when he raped me everyone took sides. There is even a well known person #ONHERE who gives talks on rape culture who has NEVER called me ever and took a side...it wasn't mine
if you love a man or if a dude is a friend of yours it can be hard to believe they could rape someone but that's because we fail to understand that it's about CONSENT and not whether that guy is nice to YOU personally.
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#WorldSuicidePreventionDay was yesterday and going ghost #onhere for it was probably the smartest thing I’ve done recently because folx have been dropping like flies the last two years. 2018 has been a particularly dangerous year for young death. And the ages keep dropping.
I’m about 4(?) years removed from my first suicide attempt. Is it gonna be my last? Meh. IDK. I feel like it would be hella dishonest to say a simple yes or no, but it has been interesting to reflect on it year after year.

#WorldSuicidePreventationDay
This is not a pity post. So don’t bring that to my doorstep, IRL or online. This is just me merely talking outloud about how suicidal ideation never really goes away and I think folx need to be upfront about admitting that 🤷🏾‍♀️

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay2018
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He was assaulting women while blackballing Janet in the industry. Again, this is a *POWER STRUCTURE* organized around racialized sexual violence in which wealthy WM hold the most power & poor BW/WOC hold the least. This is how colonialism/slave plantations were organized and...1/
...all of modern white capitalism (incl. the American entertainment industry) is an outgrowth of the plantation system. This is why I don't have patience for folks trying to shift focus to redemption for individual offenders when the issue is *SYSTEMIC* sexual violence 2/
That's like looking at all the evidence past & present of racism in policing and, instead of focusing on the most impacted & the most vulnerable, choosing to focus on whether an officer accused of brutality in one city can get a job in another 3/
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Many White liberals love or are White supremacists. They’ll claim it’s about freeze peach and duh bait but that’s because they’re bitchmade and can’t admit they simply like* that ideology. Even Bannon straight up admits what he’s about. The White liberal can’t even do that.
And ones who don’t like it think it’s a game w/o consequences b/c they do not care what happens to PoC, don’t study history to see repeating patterns & think “owning” or “winning a debate” against a supremacist is the “goal,” versus actual survival, decolonization, liberation.
Oh & White supremacists aren’t debating. They’re “increasing their territory.” And White liberals facilitate it. It’s not about “debate” for White supremacists. They simply need as many mics in as many ways possible, whatsoever. That is what the history that so many ignore shows.
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I saw #BlackKkKlansman this weekend, and just WOW. It was brilliant and right on time for our current dark moment in American history. Especially in light of the fact that White dudes are out here burning Nikes in protest of Black lives mattering. Past is prologue.
I won’t spoil the plot for y’all but suffice it to say that the whole movie is an indictment of “Make America Great Again” and the inherent White male supremacy of Republican politics. It’s no mystery how we ended up here or why shit hasn’t changed in 150+ years.
There were moments when the whole audience audibly gasped at how David Duke’s rhetoric from the past foreshadowed Donald Trump’s ascendency to the presidency. There’s no mistaking the role White supremacy’s played in radicalizing generations of White Americans.
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The @NewYorker does lasting and important work, but giving Steve Bannon a platform at their "festival" is terribly misguided, and rooted in a naive belief that public exposure will somehow allow Bannon to be "bested."/thread nytimes.com/2018/09/03/art…
David Remnick is one of the great editors of our time, but he holds a Boomer-age blindspots. He thinks that his pointed questioning of Bannon will somehow expose Bannon in a way which will discredit Bannon and do him damage. It's the opposite though.
There is no terrible belief or action or prediction that David Remnick could elicit from Steve Bannon that Bannon will not only gladly admit to, but go on to expound upon. He is a white nationalist, a proud one, and exposing this only plays to Bannon's advantage.
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This is a great thread. Such an important conversation to be having.
I say this all the time even when it comes to breaking in as an editor. I had a lot of high-up mentors and a middle class family AND I worked somewhere else where I made more so while I took a big salary cut, I also had savings that helped in the first few months + moving to NYC.
I've gotten push back when talking about foundations. But the fact is that it doesn't diminish how hard I've worked and how aggressive I am. It's just being honest so that someone else doesn't beat themselves up when they can't as easily follow my path.
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1. A few thoughts on Trump's dinner in honor of evangelicals, which I'll be discussing with @RickSmithShow later. Key context to consider is that fascism is concerned with defining who belongs to "the nation" or "the people," and who doesn't. Internal enemies (Others) are needed.
2. This dovetails neatly with the way in which fundamentalist believers police who does and does not count as a member of their religious confession. This is critical to understanding the Christian Right's politics of "religious freedom":

3. Indeed, as I have written elsewhere, "Fundamentalism is authoritarianism in microcosm, or on the margins. Fascism is essentially fundamentalism in power." The vast majority of white evangelicals are authoritarian and fundamentalist.

chrisstroop.com/2017/03/06/edu…

#EmptyThePews
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@Amy_Siskind I'm glad you apologized. But this is a pattern for you and you need to acknowledge that and deal with it. What are you going to do if the Democrats nominate another black man? Are you going to make cracks about rap music and playing the race card like you did in 2009?
@Amy_Siskind What if the Republicans run a woman? Are you still going to care about their violations of civil norms?

Why is the "no talking about racism" policy page still live on the New Agenda's website?

What do you think of Sarah Palin today?
@Amy_Siskind Do you regret scaremongering about "Sharia on our shores" and siding with "Republican feminists" who hate Muslims?

Do you still think it was "revolutionary" to stop caring about abortion rights and trash feminists who did?
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Considering how Eddie Huang has came at Black women #onhere, that’s a definite yes lmao.
This...was not it 🤷🏾‍♀️
I’ma just eat my food tho.
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