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1/2: DYK "Puerto Rican Syndrome" was a medical textbook term for hysteria? Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías, born in #NYC, spoke up against this. Btw, what is the status of the monument that's supposed to be dedicated to her? Nov is #PuertoRican Heritage Month Image
Dr. Rodríguez Trías was a leader in the movement to end sterilization abuse. Under a eugenics driven program to "control" our population, 1/3 of Puerto Rican women were sterilized, with those stateside also targeted. More info @CentroPR. Image
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FACT: The Republican Party in #PuertoRico was FOUNDED by a BLACK Afro-Puerto Rican, by the name of Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa.é_Cels…

Oh, how things have changed.…
Now, you look 👀 for Blacks in the leadership of the #PuertoRican Republican Party, and it’s not so much easy; it’s like a “white out” generally very, very, WHITE light-skin looking Boriquas. A few even with blonde hair.

It’s shameful.
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Has a killer been found yet of Gyo in #Chicago?

Who will riot for justice of 24 yr old Father Gyo? or is that only when #BlackLivesMatter is paid off to do so?

A large group surrounded the car, some people then started beating his wife

"Then the male comes out. And he's almost on top of her," said Brendan Deenihan, chief of detectives with the Chicago Police Department. "And then you see that second suspect clearly just holding a gun shooting him in the head, almost execution style.”

@LoriLightfoot #Chicago
If this had happened in Chicago's Little Village, they would of found the killer already. This is ridiculous.

A horrible leader you are @LoriLightfoot #Chicago
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We have to understand that white neolibs are not stupid—they are willfully ignorant.
Their solidarity is merely performative, just as it is with #BlackLivesMatter; to educate themselves on the actual history of #PuertoRican politics is not worth possibly losing two Dem senators.
They don’t actually care about the situations they make their ignorant comments on, outside of how black and brown suffering can serve as a tool to benefit white agendas—Again, simply look to #BlackLivesMatter and all of last year’s performative #activism.
There is a strong irony that these faux-progressive white neolibs (and their token black and Latino stooges) amplify their performative beliefs in their bios, hashtags and feeds but their activism stops at actually taking action. They decide to preserve their whiteness instead.
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Thx for having me @kstsosie @DecolonizeDNA! Today I will tweet about how ancient DNA (aDNA) 💀🧬can be used to revisit the historical record, & reconsider the stories of underrep & minoritized communities across the Americas 🧵1/ #DecolonizeDNA #DNADay (Img: Systema Solar) Image
aDNA is the🧬that persists in ancient tissues like 🦷🦴💀, or the remains of 🦌🌿🐀🐚. It can inform us about evolution, ancient diversity & health. But bc of its age, aDNA is degraded and easily contaminated so we must handle it using lots of PPE, like this! 2/ #DecolonizeDNA Image
aDNA🦴🧬+ other lines of evidence🔍📋🏺⚰️💀can reconstruct past events & their impact in the present. This is a powerful 🦸🏽‍‍✊🏽way to understand the experiences of ppls who were marginalized, excluded or misrepresented in the written historical record 📜3/ #DecolonizeDNA #DNADay Image
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#PuertoRico #USA #PuertoRicoEarthquakes

#PuertoRico still doesn't seem calm after so many #storms, and this Saturday there was a new 6.0 MI magnitude #earthquake on the momentum magnitude scale as part of a series of #aftershocks that have intensified since Friday night.
According to Prensa Latina, the meteorological phenomenon occurred in #Guánica, 14.87 kilometers south of #Peñuelas, at a depth of 5.04 kilometers.
On the other hand, the #NationalGuard of #PuertoRico considered declaring the island a #disaster area in order to receive additional funds after the #earthquakes.
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_Cornell University’s Alliance for White Supremacy - GMOs, NeoColonialism, & the American Dream_

"I couldn’t contain my excitement!
I had gotten into a prestigious ivy league program at #Cornell ...…

"At 36 years old, me, a child raised by a single mother on the little island of #PuertoRico — who had had to give up their spot at other prestigious college programs and settle for public state university at 18 years old — had made it. ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
"My mother had celebrated my achievements of having been accepted to these other schools. Unfortunately, she was not even able to purchase a plane ticket for us to simply visit the schools or to afford the meal plans or housing despite ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
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