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#anthrotalk #HiCharles #moralrelativsm v. #culturalrelativism v. #linguisticrelativism
THREAD. I am surprised to see a "senior" anthropologist confuse the difference b/t moral and cultural relativism. Let's discuss and find some important examples! Anthros Let's talk.
2/ An argument was made that it is ok when discussing non-normative "sub-subaltern" cultures based on the principles of "cultural relativism" one should not "judge the judgers." @transscribe
This came up in a debate in med/psych anthro over the weekend when a Whyte American prof used the word "hermaphrodite" instead of "intersex" in a global call for conference papers and book chapters. Their rationale is in India this term is used.
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For those who only read the clickbait @Guardian heaadline on Thanksgiving and ran with it, a thread 📌 from @HillaryClinton on her #Immigration stance.

That stance was attacked in 2016 as far too broadly inclusive by both Sanders & Trump. (That is still archived online.)
I have been quite clear over the years that I support open borders, by which I mean blanket asylum and fair entry to the US (and Europe).
As a lifelong Socialist raised by Socialist Civil Rights worker parents, I believe we can afford to give succor to desperate people AND MUST.
I fully understand that people fear #immigration, but every American who is not Indigenous or descended from slaves is immigrant stock. The true fear in the US about immigration is about race. Pretending otherwise is the problem. Addressing American #racism must be a prioritized.
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You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
-Marvin Lee Minsky, American scientist, co-founder of @MIT 's AI laboratory

#DeepMoji #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #MachineLearning #ML #bullying #racism #socialmedia
Visit deepmoji.mit.edu to play with phrases and help turn words into emotion.
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It's #ElectionEve and I want to tell you why I #vote.
My parents were Socialists.
They grew up dirt poor.
They believed in creating change in their lifetimes.
They raised us to believe the same.
When we were small, they were Civil Rights workers.
My dad was a Freedom Rider.
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Our early childhood was framed within & by the #CRM.
My mother wasn't well, but she did everything she knew how, to ensure that black Americans had the right to vote, a right she cherished because her mother had been a baby #suffragist and had fought for that right for women.
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The fallout for my parents was minor compared to their black friends, but it was violent and hate-strewn and they worried about their children being hurt.

And we were hurt. I got beaten up a lot because then as now I refused silence. I got in a lot of fist fights.
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1. Jesus described this #ElectionDay :
This generation...is like children sitting in the marketplaces and
calling to their companions, and
saying: ‘We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
We mourned to you,
And you did not lament.’
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EXPLAIN...
video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
2. In Christ's Parable, the #children are upset because their companions didn't follow their #Leadership . The children were so entitled that they thought it inconceivable that their companions did not jump at the #chance to follow.
@NewsHour @CBS @PBS
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video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
3. This describes the #Dems perfectly. They are not seeking to EARN #vote s, they are TELLING #People how they MUST #VoteBlue simply because the #Democrats are calling the #Republicans #racist or other derogatory names.
@CBSNews @nbc @NBCNews
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video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
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This is a thread about something I saw in Dublin last night that I will never forget. Last night I witnessed one of the most vile and barbaric acts of racism I've ever seen in Ireland. I was on Nassau St when a taxi pulled up and I heard load shouting and swearing. I saw a girl
exit the Taxi abruptly while the man inside shouted "black bastard" and "fucking n*****" at him. Then I heard the taxi driver shout "that's it, get out of my taxi". Myself and the person with me had initially approached the car as we thought it was an available taxi but now we
were concerned. As I approached the side door I saw the young man repeatedly spit on the taxi driver. It was disgusting. Eventually he got out and stormed off with the young woman. I got in and asked if he was ok. The man was crying. He told me the guy had asked him to wait for
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1. DECEPTION = #Democrats :

#RussiaGate was a Coup d'Etat,
Not #ElectionDay meddling.
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2. DECEPTION = #Democrats :

#StormyDaniels was a Coup d'Etat, not infidelity.
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3. DECEPTION = #Democrats :

#KavanaughHearings were a #Power grab
Not #SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings
Because the #DemocratsAreDangerous
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#Brazil: A group of farmers and gunmen attacked an #indigenous Bororo village in Mato Grosso do Sul. Two Indians with gunshot wound. The attackers destroyed the whole village. m.topmidianews.com.br/policia/report… via @janetelimelo
Bolsonaro would abolish Brazil’s environment ministry, exposing world’s largest rainforest and its indigenous owners to criminal gangs of loggers and miners. climatechangenews.com/2018/10/08/bol…
"Bolsonaro warns he’s going to rip up the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous land. Local ranchers bitterly opposed the creation of this reserve & they killed many indigenous ppl. Bolsonaro wants to give those ranchers guns" MT @Survival en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raposa_Se…
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(THREAD) When my son was in Gr 10 he brough home, To Kill a Mockingbird. I was angry -my child, was reading a text of a past romanticized by some, even tho it was riddled with #racism. I wondered how many texts he would read that looked like him. But he had to read that- why?
I had asked many times for a reading list of books theyd have in their English class. I asked if the texts looked like them, reflected their experiences bc #IdentityMatters. I never could get an answer. Replies included, it was a #Classic but y'all know #Classics aint #Neutral
Of course, the response when we have these convos - "Y'all want to Censor...". Funny how "#freeSpeech" and "#censorship" always come up when issues of #equity are being discussed. That our children shouldn't be exposed to #racism and #trauma they live EVERY. SINGLE. DAY
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1/ @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega really disappointed you had this guest on a show peddling controversial theories that weaponize the failures of the #criminaljusticesystem #racism and #massincarceration against survivors of #domesticviolence and #coercivecontrol.
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
3/Just because #VAWA is flawed doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. Her theories are dangerous to #survivors and hide its misogynist underpinnings as they center #abuser needs over #survivor and #child #safety, #stability #strength. @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega
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Read. This. Thread.
It's gutting. Pain & suffering caused by #racism is a layer of daily fear, misery & danger white people can't imagine, even as they perpetuate it.

This thread tells white people what to do to disrupt racism.

Do it. All whites benefit from racism. Change it.
It's a fact that most white Americans have no black friends, follow no black writers, activists, influencers on social media, read no books by black people.

White people can't disrupt #racism without knowing the breadth/impact of it and how we white people benefit from it.
Thus far not one white person I have asked "name a book by a black writer you've read in the past month or even year" has had an answer.

But I have been blocked for asking the question.

Y'all are proving my points about racism. And underscoring the need to start here, now.
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I believe this is where we are headed with @JeremyCorbyn failing to deal with #LabourAntisemitism.
The rhetoric and behaviour of #Corbyn and allies @johnmcdonnellMP @HackneyAbbott @DawnButlerBrent and co, ignoring racism against Jews and supporting racists like JVL lead here. 1/
The shocking news that @JeremyCorbyn’s ally @johnmcdonnellMP gave support to Jenny Manson, the woman who leads antisemitic front group JVL, in her candidacy for Finchley & Golders Green. She uses her Jewish background for her #antisemitic politics.
thejc.com/news/uk-news/m…
@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.

Now it’s branching out.
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6…
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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 experiencing considerable #climatechange. im going to outline some of the social-environmental stresses i observed that nauruans, refugees and asylum seekers are facing, and why we need to talk about #colonialism and #environmental racism for #climatejustice 2/22
#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
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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.
3/ No system is perfect, but generally when imperfections are found, they're fixed. We cannot be so bogged down by bureaucracy that this level of #racism & abuse is permitted. #BrianKempMustGo . #SaturdayMorning #VoteBlue
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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
2/ @NA_TVDNY this capture shows you Liking a tweet by @scorpiodog72 that you were tagged in.
3/ Both of your unique URLs are linked by Retweets and Likes from each of your accounts. It is not possible for anyone other than the account users to leave such a unique digital footprint.
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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.
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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.
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⁉️WHAT⁉️

@GOP donor Steven Alembik, who gave >$20,000 to @RonDeSantisFL & lined up a speech for him at Mar-a-Lago, tweeted “F*** THE MUSLIM N—-” about Obama recently.🤬

He claims he wrote the tweet in anger, and he’s “absolutely not” a #racist.🙄

politi.co/2QKDydO
Lest you think that this #racist pile of steaming dung made only one PUBLIC slip of the tongue (or tweet), check out his shocking interview with the reporter, where he DOUBLED DOWN on his #racism‼️🤬
DeSantis recently said “monkey this up” about @AndrewGillum, yet denied he had any racial intent.🙄

This latest disgusting rant is the FIFTH #racist issue for DeSantis, his campaign or supporters in just a few months.🤬

VOTE #GillumForGovernor‼️

politi.co/2QKDydO
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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
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#RubyBridges was the subject of this iconic painting by #NormanRockwell, "The Problem We All Live With," which memorialized her integrating the William Franz elementary school in New Orleans.

She turned 64 Saturday.

That's how close we are to #JimCrow.
#RubyBridges was six when US Marshals flanked her as she became the first black child to enter the all-white school.

Six.

Like Christopher Robin in House at Pooh Corner, if you need perspective on how small six is.

Today she is 64.

What a hero.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider.

What #RubyBridges did seems so long ago, but she is nearly a decade younger than POTUS and because of Trump, #racism is nearly as central an issue as it was when Bridges made history.

We cannot go back.
#VOTE
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1. The “Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel” perverts both the gospel and one of its components, social justice.

#Gospel
#SocialJustice
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.
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ALERT:
@TCM is showing #OscarMichaux's film #WithinOurGates at 8pm

Micheaux was an early black filmmaker and this film, restored by the @smithsonian, is from 1920 and a groundbreaking early film on #racism, colorism and more.

Highly recommended.
I'm just thinking about how extraordinary it was for black audiences to have these Micheaux films a century ago.
#WithinOurGates #TCMparty
Tragically, #EvelynPreer, the star of #WithinOurGates, died at 36 from complications of childbirth.

She was called the First Lady of the Screen for black viewers of so-called "race films."
#TCMParty
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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
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On @tagaq's recommendation, I had the chance to watch @Alethea_Aggiuq’s documentary #AngryInuk, It's about how #WhiteSupremacist #vegan lobbyists have decimated Inuit communities with food insecurity. If you care about justice, watch this: nfb.ca/film/angry_inuk
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.
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