2/#VAWAs failures lie not only in its non-holistic, non-systemic approach to addressing #DV—not as #coercivecontrol and not in coordination with child safety risks, as it should be—but also in its methodology, assumptions, implementation etc. @thetakeaway@tanzinavega
@JVoiceLabour is a mainly geriatric group of Trots and Tankies, largely antisemitic, antizionist, and regressive Far Left. It was set up to counter The Jewish community’s dismay at @JeremyCornyn, with an alternative narrative.
this is a long thread on #nauru, where i spent last week. nauru is currently most visible as a site for australia’s offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees. it is also the location of a longstanding #phosphate mine which covers over 2/3 of the island 1/22
#nauru is a beautiful island. its main resource is #phosphate. germany colonised nauru in the late 1800s and in the early 1900s the british found phosphate and started to exploit it for fertiliser and munitions with australia and nz, who became nauru’s trustees in the 1920s 3/22
1/#StaceyAbrams is now calling for #BrianKemp to step down as Sec'ty of State of GA. There must be a way to force him to do so. This Gov't is 'of the people, by the people, FOR the people' (NOT person who wants to run for office & abuse the system). Sadly another of the painful
2/ lessons that we've learned since 11/16 is that there absolutely have to be new systems of oversight put in place, on the Fed'l & State levels, to control those who've found the loopholes. Interesting that we've had people of enough character to NOT do that for over 200 yrs.
1/ 25/09/18 your Twitter front page was captured and saved on The Internet Archive web.archive.org/web/2018092507… This capture shows that on the 10th and 14th September you retweeted posts from account @scorpiodog72
Democrats response to Kavanuagh defending his honor against uncorroborated accusation? Attack him for his skin color. #SundayMorning#Racism
This is the VERY DEFINITION of racism. Here from encyclopedia Britannica:
Even if Trump DID withdraw Kavanuagh nomination and nominate someone else, the charges would be “racist” next. They’d produce an accuser from 30 years ago claiming he/she used the “N” word. Next nominee would be attacked as homophobic, etc. The Democrat playbook never changes.
Everything wrong with "ISLAM YAHUDI! - (Bobo Di Mana)" by MrKoKom.
5 factors that I would like to discuss: 1) Title of the video. 2) Transsexuality. 3) Concept of Bala 4) Islam in the perspective of Malays. 5) Promoting violence stigma towards Islam/Muslim.
1. "Islam Yahudi" what is the meaning behind this? I see this as #racism. Is he trying to portray Yahudi as in Jews (race) or Judaism (religion).
The stigma that Malaysian have towards Jewish people is unarguably full of hate and one sided perspective.
Know the difference between Zionism and Judaism! All Zionist are Jews, but not all Jews are Zionists. Minority of them certainly believe in Judaism, but not all of them would subscribe to the hard-line exclusivist vision of the Zionists.
We should start where it mattered the MOST. The #CivilWar Era.
The #Democrats did NOT want slaves to have rights. They wanted to keep these black men and women as PROPERTY. They didn't want them to be able to vote. They were "property" and "commodities".
A more radical arm of the #DemocraticParty known as the "Ku Klux Klan" or #KKK were known for threatening, harming, and even killing FREE black men and women. Historians still debate whether the KKK's original grassroots movement is what lead to the #CivilWar.
Overt #racism is only the tip of the iceberg. Far more lies hidden, deeply ingrained, suppressed by conscience, a fear of criticism, even shame. Post 2016 referendum we saw how some of this suppression was lifted. #Brexit didn’t make people racist. The ballot box freed it. 1/9
Covert, ingrained #racism *is* a huge problem for society. It doesn’t help that we can’t see it, that we don’t allow people to have a voice. UKIP in 2015 had over 12% of the votes cast yet no representation in parliament. That can’t have pleased those who voted for them, 2/9
and yet the size of that vote caused #Cameron & the #Conservatives to run scared, promising us a referendum on the #EU which everyone thought would keep that voice quiet. Instead, it became the platform and enabler for the many years of suppresssion. 3/9
2. The first paragraph of the statement’s introduction asserts there is “an onslaught of dangerous and false teachings that threaten the gospel.” This is error.
The reality is that the gospel is not threatened by lies, and falsehoods pose no danger to it.
3. The statement’s introduction then identifies the culprit as social justice but places the phrase in quotes, allowing the reader to assume that social justice is not a real concern for those seeking to live out the gospel of Jesus.
Has anybody revisited the 1962 Sidney Poitier movie "Pressure Point" in light of the persistence of white supremacist politics in our time? imdb.com/title/tt005637…
In one scene, the white supremacists are singing "The Star Spangled Banner," the anthem of the United States, at one of their meetings, with USA & 3rd Reich flags displayed
In another scene, the white supremacist prisoner scoffs at Poitier's suggestion that White Supremacy will fail because it is built on a lie. He says, "This country is built on a lie." He asks if it treats people like "All men are created equal." #film#history#racism
I want to be clear, opposition to the #sealhunt is #WhiteSupremacist and #racist in nature. It is absolutely clear to me that, at best, organizations like @peta ignore their impact on #Inuit. At worst, they're party to an intended programme of starvation.
In the entire course of her documentary, @Alethea_Aggiuq tried meeting with #vegan and #animalrights activists to discuss their impact on #indigenous communities. Every single attempt at communication was met with silence or avoidance.
The murders of #ShannanWatts, Bella,4, Celeste ,3 and the unborn baby boy, Nico, are a devastating reminder that several thousand women are killed each year by #domesticviolence in America and the @WhiteHouse has never once tweeted about it.
According to the CDC and FBI, more than 2k women are killed each year in the U.S. by men. The majority of these killings are #domesticviolence, but there are also murders like that of #MollieTibbetts--women who are murdered by strangers.
Brave, powerful, painful piece by #KellyMarieTran on online harassment of women and POC that is a must-read.
We can't say it enough: #RepresentationMatters.
Our kids are growing up on social media seeing this kind of harassment of people like them.
It must stop.
I stupidly read the thread below @nytimesarts tweet and it was just horrible. I saw ONE supportive tweet. The rest were vicious, calling #KellyMarieTran leaving sm a PR stunt, calling her a terrible actress, etc.
This seems pretty poignant to me, though.
I wonder some days how it is possible for white people (yes, I know I'm white, don't @ me) to go through so much of our American life not seeing the sheer breadth of #racism in this country and how interconnected it is with #misogyny for WOC.
A message from me on what I see as the #racism applied to experts who are POC. Sick and tired of the set of standards we are held too as opposed to my colleagues. Enough is enough.
It’s about a standard that they have defined we must meet, not a standard that is universally applied.
Just for the record: you can disagree with me and say I’m wrong. It’s the constant demand that I prove why I my opinion matters is where I’ve had enough. Again it’s not something anybody ever levels at white NatSec colleagues.
I lost over 100 followers this week standing up for WOC being attacked by white women.
I'm sorry to have lost them because it means those folks missed the point.
White people have an obligation to POC in America because of the damage #racism inflicts even if we aren't #racist.
The hardest words in any language are "I'm sorry."
Acknowledging our flaws goes against ego.
But it's essential.
I know I am a strong person with strong Socialist politics.
I know I can be intense.
But I am a fiundamentally kind person who doesn't want to hurt people.
At times I know I <have> hurt people--we all have.
And that is my point: If people tell you you have hurt them, listen.
I don't mean casual snark, but hurt.
Say you are sorry.
Repentance is under-utilized and under-valued, and that's not just my Catholicism talking.
My loyalties have been questioned and, of course, I am usually assumed to be queer (because to be straight means to hate women).
You have to let go of the need to be liked by other white people. It's pretty messed up if you have to comply with racism in order to be liked. You'd be the person who pushed a stranger in front of a moving train to be accepted into a fraternity or sorority.
White privilege is like a boomerang. Even if you throw it away, it will come back right to you. So, fear not. Pissing off a few fellow white people who are racist won't ruin your life and, again, the costs pale in comparison to what it costs us.
You're white. A person of color has directly or indirectly suggested that something you have said about race/POCs/white people is problematic or something you didn't intend to be about race was inherently related to race. They might even have said "you(r comments) are racist."
You feel a wave of emotions: surprise, anger, resentment, sadness, embarrassment. The person of color has questioned your racial politics, your allyship to people of color, your commitment to liberalism, equality, and social justice. You are hurt!
You want to do many things while not providing more fodder for the accusation that you are racist. Maybe you want to say "I'm not racist," or "you're reading into things," or "you're being overly sensitive," or "it's not always about race," or "you're playing the race card"