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1/10: Let's talk about #WhitePrivilege. It's a term used to describe the advantages and benefits that white people receive solely because of the color of their skin.
2/10: These benefits include access to better education, job opportunities, and healthcare, as well as the ability to move through life without being discriminated against based on skin color.
3/10: White privilege doesn't mean that white people don't face challenges or difficulties in life. It simply means that they won't face additional obstacles because of their skin color.
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STARTING NOW at #COP27 an essential event connecting the dots between patterns of racial injustice, inequality, and colonialism & #ClimateAction.
Follow live:
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No #ClimateJustice without #RacialJustice. Image
Racially, ethnically & nationally marginalized communities are more likely than other populations to be adversely affected by the primary drivers of the #ClimateCrisis (aka #FossilFuels & #Deforestation) & the measures to address climate breakdowns.
In particular, #FossilFuels not only drive the #ClimateCrisis; they also erode the resilience of fenceline & frontline communities to the ravages of climate change, through their impacts on the environment and public health, compounding climate vulnerabilities.
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"What we know is that violence has drivers. And one of the drivers is the inability to meet one's economic needs--poverty…” 1/
- Jamila Hodge, @EJUSA

#blackfortunelentenseries #race #raceinAmerica #racialjustice #reparations #truthseeker #truthteller…
“And so it is not surprising that Black people, who have had life, land, and labor stolen for generations disproportionately make up those who are impacted by violence.” 2/
- Jamila Hodge, @EJUSA

#blackfortunelentenseries #raceinAmerica #racialjustice #reparations #truthteller
“And in thinking about the issue of safety, what we know is that safety is more than the absence of violence. It's the presence of community wellbeing; it is thriving communities." 3/ - Jamila Hodge, @EJUSA

#Lent2022 #blackfortunelentenseries #race #reparations #truthteller
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🗣️According to #stopaapihate there have been over 10k attacks targeting Asian American women since March 2020. We'll be discussing this alarming trend today at 11am PST with an expert panel. Follow @EthnicMediaSvc or via FB Live: @NAPAWF @AAAJ_AAJC
Welcome to today's briefing, "Moving Beyond Hate: Asian American Women Respond to Uptick in Hate Attacks." You can follow the convo here
@EthnicMediaSvc or via FB live at
Our speakers today are: Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Dir. of @NAPAWF; Marita Etcubañez, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives with @AAAJ_AAJC, Michelle Kang of the Atlanta Korean Committee against Asian Hate and Sasanna Yee.
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The NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit is starting NOW! We are livestreaming this event on our Facebook page. You can also follow along as we live-tweet on this thread! #RacialJustice #RJS22
Today we will hear from three powerful panels:
🏠 The Housing Crisis
🏩 Reproductive Justice
🗳️ Voting Rights
Let's get into it!
National NOW President @ChrisFNunes is opening the NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit with a big THANK YOU to all of our attendees, members, and panelists. Let's talk about how each panel is connected to #RacialJustice.
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#OTD in 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment passed the House of Representatives, sending it to the states for ratification. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States “…except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted."
The amendment ended race-based chattel slavery in America, but did not rid the nation of forced labor, which exists through America’s prison system today. #13thAmendment #Constitution #slavery #HistoryMatters #CivilWar #USCivilWar #AmericanCivilWar #PoliticalHistory #knowhistory
Congress abolished slavery in Washington D.C. in 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery in rebelling states Jan. 1, 1863 and former rebel states were forced to ban slavery in new state constitutions. Republicans in Congress still wanted a Constitutional Amendment.
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I’m at the #HungerStrike4Democracy rally in Lafayette Park this morning outside the White House. Students from AZ, TX, FL, NC. Press conference starting in a few minutes. #votingrights
Omg! @JoeMadison16S is here! He’s on Day 36 of his hunger strike for #votingrights. #HungerStrike4Democracy #FreedomToVoteAct
.@JoeMadison16S notes that the filibuster was used to keep slavery in place, to Stop voting rights act, to try to stop civil rights act. “They have carved out the filibuster 160 times since 1969.” #HungerStrike4Democracy #HungerStrike #FreedomToVoteAct
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#SriAgenda abt to start 💥 #Oct26 at 5pm CEST

Invest-Divest 2021: A Decade of Progress Towards a Just Climate Future…

#fossilfuel #divestment #climatecrisis #climateemergency #climatefinance #greenfinance #COP26 #G20 @SRI_Natives @andytuit
@SRI_Natives @andytuit #SriAgenda just started 💥 #Oct26

Invest-Divest 2021: A Decade of Progress Towards a Just Climate Future

#fossilfuel #divestment #climatecrisis #climateemergency #climatefinance
@SRI_Natives @andytuit the #divestinvest initiative has been very effective for us indigenous people, we've the right to stay at the table, says @zhaabowekwe in conversation with @FirstLadyA

#fossilfuel #divestment #climatecrisis #climateemergency #climatefinance
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Everyday since news of #ukricuts #gcrfcuts broke another set of previously unimaginable consequences occur:-
1) end of peer review for grants - it was already on a shoogly peg but who is now going to donate labour to laborious review of proposals - including risk assessments? 😐
2) Applications for funding - it takes two years constant work to go from idea to successful application with success rates low. To do this needs trust that if successful your work will be funded throughout (stage-gated). Right now I can’t imagine why I would EVER apply again.
3/ Partnerships. It takes years to build towards equitable partnerships in contexts of conflict & impoverishment. Some of mine are over 14 years in making. Steady, constant care. This is why they worked. Why they were funded. 1 secretive stroke of a 🇬🇧 pen and ‘poof’ - #ukricuts
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.@JoeBiden wants to make America "the leader for good in the world." It's going to be a tall order as divisive policies have shaken the nation's foundations. #CapitolRiot epitomized America's fragility at a time of extreme polarization. #CGTNFirstVoice #Inauguration2021
Despite being considered as leaving in disgrace, #DonaldTrump is still popular in his party. A post #CapitolRiot poll shows Trump still retains 87% of Republicans' approval with 43% support among voters overall post-second-#Impeachment. #Inauguration2021
Degradation of facts and truths has led to more than 400,000 #COVID19 deaths in #America. Conspiracies, promoted by extreme factions in society as well as elements in the Trump administration and sometimes even Trump himself, poisoned public opinion. #Inauguration2021
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: Achieving Racial Justice and Equity
Only one party has a specific plan for healing the wounds of systemic institutional racism and the legacy of slavery & for achieving equity-the other party denies they still hurt 1/10
#Democrats believe it is unacceptable that schools are more segregated today than they were in the late 1960s. 2/10 #DemPartyPlatform #racialjustice #Edupolicy
#Democrats believe education is a critical public good, and will increase investments to guarantee all students can access high-quality public schools, no matter where they live, so students of color are well prepared to thrive in college and careers. 3/10 #DemPartyPlatform
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: Achieving Racial Justice and Equity/Only one party has a specific plan for healing the wounds of systemic institutional racism & the legacy of slavery and for achieving equity-the other party denies they still hurt 1/15 Image
The extreme gap in household wealth and income between people of color—especially Black Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and certain Asian American and Pacific Islander communities—and white families is hurting our working class and holding our country back. 2/15 Image
#Democrats are committed to improving economic mobility for people of color. We will fight to tackle intergenerational poverty and close the racial wealth gap.3/15 #DemPartyPlatform #WealthGap #RacialJustice Image
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: Achieving Racial Justice and Equity/Only one party has a specific plan for healing the wounds of systemic institutional racism & the legacy of slavery and for achieving equity-the other party denies they still hurt 1/12
Historic wrongs & abuses against Native Americans, 2 1/2 centuries of slavery, a 100 yrs of Jim Crow & a history of exclusionary immigration policies have created profound & lasting inequities in income,wealth,education,employment, housing,environment & health care for #POC 2/12
#Democrats are committed to standing up to racism and bigotry in our laws, in our culture, in our politics, and in our society, and recognize that race-neutral policies are not sufficient to rectify race-based disparities. 3/12 #DemPartyPlatform #racialjustice #WealthGap
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1. "Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism" by bell hooks @bellhooks A classic work of feminist scholarship, a must-read for all those interested in the nature of Black womanhood #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat…
2. "Algorithms of Oppression" by Safiya Noble@safiyanoblehow negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat Algorithmic Justice Algorithms of Oppression How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
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Hi Folks! I'm still on break. However, I have received lots of messages & emails over the past few days requesting scholarly book & article recommendations to help contextualize the contemporary moment re: the #CatholicChurch & #BLM. So, here you go:
The story of the rise & fall of the #FederatedColoredCatholics of the US-esp. the clerical supplanting of Black lay leader Dr. Thomas W. Turner-is ESSENTIAL reading for these times. Start w/ Marilyn Nickels & David Southern. Links are provided below. #BlackCatholicHistoryMatters
1. David Southern, *John LaFarge and the Limits of Catholic Interracialism,* 1996. (esp. chapters 5 & 6)…

2. Marilyn Nickels, *Black Catholic Protest and the Federated Colored Catholics,* 1988.…

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1/ A #thread on the status of the @MA_Senate debate on the #ReformShiftBuildMA Act to advance #racialjustice in Massachusetts

Here's the bill:…

Here's related news coverage:…

HT @SoniaChangDiaz
2/ On Monday 7/6, the @MA_Senate Racial Justice Working Group unveiled the #ReformShiftBuildMA Act, a comprehensive bill that aims to reform police standards, shift resources from policing/corrections to community investments, and build a more just and equitable Commonwealth.
3/ The bill reflects what so many people have clearly stated they want in this moment of change: increased education around racism and implicit bias for our law enforcement, reduced violence in policing, and shifting the focus toward assistance/healing rather than punishment.
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GREAT statement, @BucksDems!
Joan Cullen needs to resign for her #Racist statements.

And @BucksGOP should be ASHAMED for defending Cullen, while calling out @MeehanCampaign's for similar offenses earlier this year.

They clearly value political expediency over #racialjustice.
It appears the @BucksGOP was only ready to call out #racism when it meant they were protecting favored son (or in this case favored brother and #nepotism beneficiary) @RepBrianFitz of #PA01 from a more contentious primary challenge.
And now that they are faced with another #racism issue, @BucksGOP is ready to circle the wagons for another #nepotism beneficiary.

Joan Cullen, who defended people in blackface and rejects the concept of systematic racism, is related to @BucksGOP vice chair Joseph Cullen.
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Thrilled my church, @AllSoulsUUDC, is participating in #DACABells4Justice at noon ET on Monday, June 22. #Faith4DACA @interfaithimm…
It is, indeed, possible to be radical / progressive + a person of faith. Some faith-based communities have been doing the work for ages. #ReligiousLeft
One of our former (white) miniters, Rev. James Reeb, was murdered in Selma in 1965. Details here.
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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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The world is turning its attention to #racialjustice like never before, and whilst we are thrilled to see this important topic getting the attention it deserves, discussion is just the start. It's time for action.

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM
We know we need to look at hiring, firing and promotion, but let's not forget where so much power sits in the charity sector... on trustee boards.
So what can you do right now to power up racial justice at your charity?
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PRESS RELEASE: The National Black Environmental Justice Network Relaunches to Address Growing Threats to Black Communities: @nbejn1 #NBEJN #NBEJNisBack #NBEJNisBlack #RacialJustice #COVID19 #ICantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter #HealthEquity #ClimateJustice
The @nbejn1 is back because more Black Americans breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making:… #NBEJN #COVID19 #BlackLivesMatter
The @nbejn1 is back because more African Americans die from PM2.5 exposure than other ethnic groups. A case of "WRONG COMPLEXION FOR PROTECTION." – AirQualityNews:… #NBEJN #COVID19 #BlackLivesMatter #EnvironmentalJustice
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From the Quran:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):
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