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#Racism doesn’t go away because laws are past. #Racism can only be defeated by education and people wanting to change. The #CivilRightsAct didn’t end racism, it just made it harder for people to discriminate against people based on #Race. It wasn’t a foolproof remedy…
#Hate and #Racism still exist but they are not as obvious as before, at least not for most people. #Racism is just evil and it likes to hide in the darkness. What does it do? It pools together until it becomes strong enough to be a threat. Like roaches breeding or rats.
Unfortunately, sometimes #Racism find dark recesses in our institutions and it grows. Law enforcement has been one and maybe it’s because there isn’t enough oversight because police like to police their own. So the few bad apples cause problems with deadly consequences…
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Until everyone in Britain knows that demonising & scapegoating asylum seekers, migrants, & minorities is a manipulative yet effective political strategy, successfully mobilised by tyrants within democracies, we will be stuck in an endless cycle of division & dysfunction.
To spell out how explicit #racism is a constant & central feature of every successful @Conservatives' electoral strategy over the last 45 years, I once again quote directly from the essential & insightful @johnsimkin.

Everyone must learn this lesson. 🇬🇧…
Unemployment remained low in the years following WWII. In 1974 unemployment was only 2.6%.

In a TV interview in January, 1978, Margaret Thatcher played the race-card: "Some people have felt swamped by immigrants. They've seen the whole character of their neighbourhoods change."
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"WHAT'S AT STAKE when we talk about book bans is student learning and well-being," writes PEN America's @jonfreadom in @USATODAY. "Semantic gymnastics about what is or isn’t a ban is an effort to deny and distract from the problem." #BannedBooks #Reading…
"To avoid charges of #censorship, school administrators, government officials and groups like Moms for Liberty have taken to calling the results of their efforts 'quarantine' or 'curation' – anything but 'ban.'

This debate is not new." (2/x)
"Writing about book banning for The First Amendment Encyclopedia in 2009, Susan Webb explained, 'Opponents of publications sometimes use the tactic of restricting access rather than calling for the physical removal of books.'" (3/x)
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In 2020 and 2022, we asked #liberals and #conservatives to estimate how many unarmed black men were killed by police during the previous year.

Which group was more accurate?

Did accuracy improve over time?

Here's what we found.

#police #racism #race #media Image
2020 Survey: "How many unarmed black men were killed by police in 2019?"

The Washington Post's police shooting database says 12.

54% of "Very Liberals" (least accurate) estimated 1,000+.

13% of "Conservatives" (most accurate) estimated 1,000+. Image
2022 Survey: “How many unarmed black men were killed by police in 2021?”

The Washington Post's police shooting database says 11.

40% of "Very Liberals" (least accurate) estimated 1,000+.

16% of "Very Conservatives" (most accurate) estimated 1,000+. Image
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Trial for accused gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre slated to start

Defense unlikely to contest Robert Bowers guilt in killing 11 worshippers and will focus on preventing death penalty.

#Pittsburgh #SynagogueAttack #Terrorism…
Prosecutors have said Bowers made #antisemitic comments at the scene of the #attack and #online.
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Was assaulted today at
Drive Test #Kitchener by a woman who kept spewing racist hate against "f$@king brown people" when asked to wait in line. When I told her this was not OK, she came up to my face to threaten me. That's when people (and I) started recording her. A thread...
I started recording when she began getting exceedingly aggressive & menacing against me..../2
I was in a state of shock after being hit...quite literally ...but also shocked that this could happen to me- a vocal, professional advocate against #hate, #racism and #Islamophobia. This is literally what we do at the @CMW_KW2010 - We help victims report hate & get supports /3
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🧵 Actually, my father (in a speech in which he also spoke about police brutality against Black people & America owing Black people a debt) said he wanted me & my siblings to one day live in a nation where we would not be judged by the color of our skin…

#MLK #GetTheDreamRight
…but by the content of our character.

It will be profoundly helpful when (instead of canceling lessons and programs that guide us in confronting the ways that we are not yet that nation and in addressing our moral deficits concerning racism and other phobias/isms)…
…people who seem to want false peace (“let’s just get along without justice”) become purveyors of true peace, which includes #eradicating #racism.

Because being “#colorblind” was not a part of my father’s dream.

Eradicating racism was.

#MLK #GetTheDreamRight
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Oh my God - I find myself agreeing with @welby and @KingCharlesUK

Suella Braverman must be stopped

#MigratiionBill #Fascism #BrexitDisaster #BravermanDoesNotSpeakForMe
Please have the courage to come here and disagree with me if you support killing children fleeing from terror.

@SuellaBraverman @Rehman_Chishti @Secret_Junkyard @RishiSunak @MedwayTories
I'm disappointed with @Keir_Starmer for cowtowing to gammon #racists and failing to support Lord Pannick's action.

There is a better way to deal with this.

See the two minute film.

@MedwayLabour @UKLabour @jessphillips @YvetteCooperMP

#Brexit #Racism
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🧵 1. Stop denying #racism exists.

2. Be educated on racism as a grave issue of prejudice, harnessing and abuse of power, and manipulation of privilege.

3. Commit to being informed on systemic issues.
4. Pay attention to those who say they are being violated by systemic #racism/discrimination.

5. Care.

6. Study the global and national impact of racism and white supremacy.
7. Honestly examine systems constructed with and infiltrated by racist ideals.

Examples: Healthcare, education, criminal 'justice' (school to prison pipeline, prison industrial complex), housing, etc
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Excellent new piece in the (paywalled) @FT from @jburnmurdoch on #diversity, #racism, & #immigration: 'Progressives are winning the immigration debate — but it doesn’t feel like it'.

John Burn-Murdoch explores the data, & possible explanations.…
"Remember the rise of the right? First #Brexit, then Trump, then a wave of rightwing populism broke over Europe. There were dozens of news articles on the “rising tide of anti-immigrant sentiment”. Except it turns out that in the west, 2016 was a high water mark for such views." Image
"The most dramatic shifts have come in the US, Canada and, in particular, Britain, where the share of people saying there should be strict limits — if not an outright ban — on immigration has more than halved from 66% on the eve of the EU referendum to 31% last year." 🇬🇧 Image
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1. In the face of a fierce backlash, The Guardian has apologised and removed Martin Rowson's drawing posted on its website as it "did not meet our editorial standards".…
2. This was due to its blatant antisemitism. However it is normal for the white elite left-wing Guardian to attackgroups like Jews and Hindus. After all it has never apologised for using Hinduphobia against @pritipatel knowing cattle are venerated…
3. Until this year when a black researcher employed by the Guardian to look into slavery uncovered the newspaper itself had links to slave trade, they even justified this sordid past…
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Today, you'll see the claim that 'Britain is one of the least racist countries in the world'. What you are unlikely to be told is that the survey is solely about who people are comfortable having as a neighbour - it doesn't address other forms of #racism.…
Another recent detailed study into racism in the UK received much less coverage - especially in the right-wing media.

EVENS is a major new survey designed to help us understand the realities facing ethnic & religious minorities during the pandemic.

The research was published in a book called 'Racism & Ethnic Inequality in a Time of Crisis'.

The “UK is immeasurably far from being a racially just society. The kinds of inequality we see in our study would not be there if we had a really just society.”…
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Important THREAD on UK’s Black woman MP @HackneyAbbott’s letter to @theobserver/@guardian and White Britain unleashing opportunistic attacks on the MP.
Buckle up🧵
#DianeAbbott #Racism #Antisemitism #WhiteSupremacy #WhitePrivilege #BlackLivesMatter #HierarchyOfRacism #CRT British Black MP Diane Abbo...
White British establishment has been way too racist and harsh towards #DianeAbbott (“DA”) among #BlackWomen—not denying many of their points—compared to others. Issues of DA erasing #GTR or #Holocaust memories or not—not denying the importance of it—is a separate issue than… 2/ Tweet from Siobhan Miller (...
…the main topic pointed out in the subject of the letter: White #HierarchyOfRacism that exists to date. Having worked as a London-based banker who was involved with diversity, I’ve seen Black was 9x more, Muslims up to 8x more discriminated at institutional & security levels…3/
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1/ About #DrOki, the @TheBMA - and some of the responses I am seeing from "random" people.

RACISM is a DREADFUL experience for those of us who are not WHITE, who have to experience a form of hate crime that centres around "White is superior, any other race is lesser than"
2/ #Racism in the form that we know it today, centres around Eugenics spread by EUROPEANS as they sailed around the world, invading non-European lands and subjugating the populations they found.

It involve(s)(d):
3/ The issue we have today is that:
When BLACK people/ASIAN people/ARABS/CHINESE (anyone who isn't white) points out how UGLY, EVIL, PAINFUL racism is:
There's a white person somewhere who feels awkward/fragile/emotional and to feel better - they have to SHUT DOWN minority voices
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1. The election of Narendra Modi as the choice for millions in the world’s largest democracy is a bit galling to those whose concept of ‘democratic’ resembles Lenin’s armed force against the elected government of Alexander Kerensky in revolutionary Russia.
2. Yet even before Modi’s election in what proved to be a pivotal moment in Indian democracy the anti-Hindu blood hounds were out in force. Of these Priyamvada Gopal is one the most prominent.
3. Gopal teaches English literature at the University of Cambridge but her true passion is formulating hate speech against Hindu sentiments from the pages of the notorious British anti-Hindu rag, the Guardian on 14 May 2014.
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1. The excellent report by Henry Jackson Society exposing anti-Hindu bullying in schools and #Hinduphobia has been released. But this Hinduphobia has been fostered by intellectuals and media who feed the very narrative which had led to the current situation found in schools.
2. For decades @guardian @Independent @BBC and others have been spewing Hinduphobia unchallenged. If you complain they ignore it. If you turn up they still ignore it. The Independent claim Hindu chant of "Jai Shri Ram" is a battle cry of hate. This is just one of many.
3. When you contact the Independent or any media giant they claim to be experts of Hindu issues. In reality they are just pushing neo-racism and neo-colonialism so revered by left-wing white elite who hate Hindus. They suffer from the #Churchill syndrome.
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New Report: Were Americans more informed about police shootings in 2022 than 2020?

In both years, we asked people to estimate how many unarmed black men were killed by police during the previous year.

Here's what we found.

#police #racism #politics
2020 Survey: "How many unarmed black men were killed by police in 2019?"

The Washington Post's police shooting database says 12.

54% of "Very Liberals" (least accurate) estimated 1,000+.

13% of "Conservatives" (most accurate) estimated 1,000+.
2022 Survey: “How many unarmed black men were killed by police in 2021?”

The Washington Post's police shooting database says 11.

40% of "Very Liberals" (least accurate) estimated 1,000+.

16% of "Very Conservatives" (most accurate) estimated 1,000+.
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Did Democrats care more about racism than Covid?

Did Republicans value the economy over stopping the spread?

We asked over 1,000 Democrats and Republicans about their priorities during Fall 2020.

Here's what we found.

#Covid #racism #economy Image
Covid vs Racism.

Most Democrats and Republicans said fighting Covid was more important than protesting against racism.

About 15% of Democrats said protesting racism was more important. Image
Covid vs Economy.

People largely agreed with 80% of Democrats and over 60% of Republicans saying that fighting Covid was more important than reducing the unemployment rate. Image
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Unconscious bias / casual racism - a real encounter!



A few colleagues and I were recently watching a demo of an app that children can use to browse the internet safely - it basically filters all the bad stuff
2) The person leading the demo explained that children can find facts about the world through this one safe space.

The person went on to state that:

"children can browse anything 'controversial' and it won't bring up anything untoward in the search"
3) In order to prove this they asked one of the demo team to type in something into the search bar...

"Let's type in something controversial...I know...type in ISLAM please"

I'm not going to lie ... As a Turkish Cypriot, Muslim I felt sick to the pit of my stomach...
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#1 The time a former Wirral Labour Councillor almost went to prison ... and much more ...


@FreedomAllian11 on May 4th 2023
@FreedomAllian11 #2 The time when Adrian Jones, a Wirral Labour Councillor from Seacombe protected, gagged and paid off two abusers of disabled people, one of whom went on to become Head of Adult Social Services at @ReadingCouncil…

Vote @FreedomAllian11 on 4th May 2023
#3 Wirral Councillor from Seacombe humiliates himself AGAIN. Trashes a critic… then breaches his data privacy.…

Vote @FreedomAllian11 on4th May 2023
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A thread on 'Brave New World' and the link between #hedonism & #eugenics:
Aldous Huxley was right: eugenics and hedonism are inextricably linked. 'Brave New World' is about a eugenic society that designs human beings for specific social stations and jobs. 1/10
Everyone has a genetic destiny and a pre-ordained role in the labor force. 'Brave New World' is also, in equal measure, about a hedonistic society in which people only care about pleasure, sex, material things, 'feelies,' doing drugs, and having orgies. 2/10
They don't care about relationships, art, philosophy, ethics, or love. Those things go hand in hand. When you are genetically designed to fill a certain social role, you're not a person, you're a thing. You're a cog in the machine. 3/10
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While others on our team are *on the ground* at 555 Franklin this is @noahsloss, I'll be live tweeting the first hour of tonight's SFUSD BOE meeting. Let's get ready to rumble.
Fisher is the lone "no" vote on the first expulsion agreement. Abstains on the second. Expulsions pass.

On to lawsuits, the Board approves paying out.
Report from *outside* the meeting room: "Packed house, lots of people supporting Eid!"
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#Modernity/#Inequality: “one of the most significant pillars of historical #capitalism, institutional #racism. What we mean by racism has little to do with the xenophobia that existed in various prior historical #systems. Xenophobia was literally fear of the ‘stranger’. ... Image
... #Racism within historical #capitalism had nothing to do with ‘strangers’. Quite the contrary. Racism was the mode by which various segments of the #work-force within the same economic structure were constrained to relate to each other. Racism was the ideological ...
... justification for the #hierarchization of the work-force and its highly unequal distributions of reward. What we mean by racism is that set of ideological statements combined with that set of continuing practices which have had the consequence of maintaining a high ...
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Here we go folks! Reading HB23-1100 on the floor @lorenaforsenate @NaquettaR intro the bill on the floor this morning

YES on HB23-1100 - it is not a state value to make profit off of immigrants that happen to be brought to a prison because of IGSA contract #copolitics
Alright folks! We heard two racist remarks already!

Rep. Holtorf is pleading that we consider Teller county - where they are making .01% off keeping immigrants in prison who are awaiting immigration cases

YES on 1100 #EndTheContract #copolitics
Other then Teller County just wanting to make $ off the back of immigrants in a IGSA contractual hosting facility - which has been an avenue to shipping immigrants farther from where they are in the first place

YES on HB23-1100 - END these harmful contracts now #copolitcs
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