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Three Hijabis walk into a bar to watch the Three Lions thrash Ukraine. What an incredible evening and an absolutely brilliant win by a magnificent England team! Well done, lads! A thread on the importance of an anti-racist, inclusive #England ⚽️ team & why #RepresentationMatters
When I was growing up many, many people and communities of colour would avoid going out when an England match was on due to knowing we weren’t safe and would absolutely be at risk of verbal and physical racism dished out by so called England fans. Sadly this risk still exists.
Even now communities of colour feel this way. Speak to any working class taxi drivers of colour and they will tell you about the racism and abuse many experience after a match inc physical violence.Same goes for many supporters of colour attending England matches, home & abroad.
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If you’re like me (and you are), then you’ve been burning through streaming catalogs this last year. (See? You’re not better than me!) That means you’ve likely come across sliding marquees like this one. Image of Disney+ home scree...
Here’s a @Sacred_Writes thread on why something that seems like it would be a straightforward net positive in pop culture like the #RepresentationMatters phenomenon actually deserves closer scrutiny for how it continues to uphold pretty rigid and calcified images of Muslims.
Streaming giants have eagerly jumped on the #RepresentationMatters train, and it’s worth taking a beat to acknowledge that seeing versions of ourselves on a screen – seeing others seeing us, too – can be a validating, visceral expression of recognition and imagination.
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What are KEY moments in Black British history that SHOULD be taught in schools?...

Here are just a few I (personally) think if we all knew about, would help us make sense of things happening today (which aren't new).

👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿
Spot the parallels to today...

1. Post- WW1 race riots

Job shortage angered Soldiers who returned from war, who blamed Jamaican Soldiers (who were brought over FOR the war), for 'taking their jobs'

#CharlesWotten #KnowTheirNames
2. Post WW2- The Bristol bus boycott

Black people from the Caribbean and Africa, and people from India, were asked to come to Britain to help rebuild the country... but were not allowed to drive council owned buses.

#PaulStephenson #RoyHackett #GuyBailey #KnowTheirNames
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THREAD: Drama Schools - please listen. If there is only one visible demographic on your Board, Senior Management, Senior Leadership Team, Faculty, Creative Team etc bringing in a diverse cohort of students into that environment is not safe! They will feel completely "othered"
The lip service of hearing we've tried to reach out to more diverse avenues is not good enough. Make the offer irresistible for people to turn down. Start from the top down. Evolve your practice to represent today's society before putting young students into the mix at grassroots
Set the trend in training institutions as that is what feeds into the industry. Use more inclusive writing, creatives, staff across all levels and the industry will follow! Be the change rather than saying you've tried! Some simple shifts are easy but takes proper effort!
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Giving birth whilst black - how to prepare and what to look out for. A thread 👇🏾
1. Educate yourself - Learn about what is and isn’t normal during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum. As a black woman we are conditioned early on to “be strong”. This can lead to women overlooking serious symptoms as “just part of the process” be vigilant and do your research.
2. Be honest with your midwife - It is your midwifes job to guide you through any concerns or questions you may have during your pregnancy. Don’t be scared to ask questions and don’t discount anything as a “silly question”.
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We've launched a new @WFAMarketers guide to tackling bias in the creative process - it's about moving ALL marketing away from exclusion & negative stereotypes to positive casual representation & inclusion. It's free and open source to steal with pride: wfanet.org/diversity
We defined 12 stages of the creative process - each an opportunity to positively inject different viewpoints & diversity and to better understand your real consumers... or to rush through, exclude & miss opportunities due to bias or limited perspectives. #RepresentationMatters
1. Right from the start, as you identify your business and brand challenges, you can easily accidentally exclude growth opportunities or audiences from your thinking. Is there a positive upside in standing up & doing a better job of representing the real people who buy from you?
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#France has voted to ban the wearing of the #hijab in public for those under 18, burkinis in public pools, and wearing of the hijab for those accompanying children on school trips.

While all 3 of these votes are absurd to say the least, the last one hit me personally.

1/
A few years ago when my eldest son was in 2nd grade, his class took a field trip to Washington D.C.’s famous Natural History Museum.

When he mentioned the field trip to me, I instantly decided to volunteer as a chaperon.

#FrenchHijabBan
However, his response left me heartbroken. To my utter surprise, he said, “No, Ami I don't want you to go with me.” His reasoning was truly devastating. He said, "Ami, I understand it's your choice, but my friends think you are bald.

#HijabBan #France

3/
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𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝟏 from the #AVCA History Commission continues with the 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 of 4⃣0⃣ weekly reveals highlighting Black Americans for their pioneering and influential efforts in the sport of volleyball.

#BeAMovement | #RepresentationMatters
𝙿𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝟷 | 𝚅𝚘𝚕. 𝟷.𝟶𝟷

𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗛𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗱 » bit.ly/3tc6r54

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𝙿𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝟷 | 𝚅𝚘𝚕. 𝟷.𝟶2

𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚 “𝐏𝐚𝐭” 𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤 » bit.ly/2OGizgd

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🤔 meine 1 Cent zum #Rassismus/Sprache Talk auf Clubhouse, der auch wegen #DieletzeInstanz aufgemacht wurde.

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Durchnummeriert mit Takes, die dort fielen.
1. Ich möchte mich in Bpoc hineinversetzen.

Hatten wir mit Dolezal, brauchen wir nicht auch noch in Deutschland. Ich kann und möchte mich ja auch nicht in die Gedankenwelt von Hanspeter Stillundstramm rein versetzen.

Hört lieber zu. Und supportet, wenn ihr in der Lage seid.
2. Reden und für BIPoC sprechen.

Nein. NICHT über uns sprechen.

Mindestens mit uns - aber niemals für uns. Wir PoC können selbst für uns sprechen.

Lernt Zuhören.

Keine weiße Frau oder Mann hat unsere Lebensrealität(en). Ihr sprecht nur aus eurer eurozentrischen Perspektive.
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Hopes to go back on live tour in US @ronnychieng in 2021 and looking forward it. Thinks stand up comedy has moved on from DJT. That a different focus than the @TheDailyShow which needs to be aware of daily news.
Answering his own journey for cultural identity. Arrived to US in 2015. Asian person raised in Asian who voluntarily moved to US for work.. if you come by choice - 1st gen - are optimistic and wide eyed. If 2nd gen have rightfully so expectations of more and frustrated if can’t!
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🤔 nur mal bisschen food for thought aus meiner Asiatisch-Deutschen Perspektive zum Thema Aktivismus/anti-asiatischer #Rassismus.

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Nur weil ich selbst vom anti-asiatischen #Rassismus betroffen bin, macht es mich nicht zur Expertin.

Das bin ich nicht - und will es auch nicht sein. (Bin Musikwissenschaftlerin & sonst im Projektmanagement tätig)

Ich rede gezwungenermaßen darüber. Gilt für viele andere auch.
Es gibt keine homogene "Masse" oder "eine" Community für Asiatisch-Deutsche. Es gibt viele Communities und ich finde das super. Weil jede*r seine Gruppe finden kann und dort einfach mal er/sie selbst sein kann.
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As we begin our journey with a bold vision to nurture leaders & communities for feminist politics. We are taking this space & inviting you to give a read on the Story of our Logo.
#RepresentationMatters #logo #Feminism #Politics #community #wednesdaythought #wednesdaywisdom 1/3
It took us a lot of debate, brainstorming, reflection and feedback to come up with our logo.
We are proud and even overwhelmed with it as it sums up our vision, values and welcomes people to reflect and connect. #RepresentationMatters #Wednesdaymotivations
#leadership #story 2/3
We hope you liked our story and if you resonate do share and join our mission.

Application coming soon!

#RepresentationMatters #WednesdayMotivation #feminist #Politics #community #aspirational #HEARTtoHEART2021 #diversity #leadership #inclusion #Purple #black #white #word
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After voting in 2008, sat in my car and sobbed because I had the opportunity to vote for someone who looked like me.

Me, the granddaughter of folks who survived Jim Crow, who paid poll taxes in order to vote, who made the decision to send my mother to integrate her HS.
I thought about my grandmothers, who were living at the time and how stunned they were that this option would be available in *their* lifetimes.

I thought about the work I do and how it contributes to a larger ecosystem of work that led to that moment.
I sobbed. It was joy, sadness, pride, worry, indebtedness to the ancestors...It was more than a moment.

I sobbed again at both of the subsequent Obama inaugurations because #representationmatters.
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A Grady elder once told me that we should all learn (and savor) ALL 3 verses of the Negro National Anthem. In honor of her-- and this historic moment--these @EmoryMedicine #BlackWomeninMedicine have done just that.

The first but not the last. . . .
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. . . and at @EmoryMedicine, not the only either.

We are Assistant, Associate, and FULL Professors.
We are deans, vice chairs, chiefs, educators, investigators, and more.

And this?

This is for colored girls who considered quitting when the expectation wasn't enuf. . .
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Sis. . . .you've got this. Yes, you.

We see you.
We're with you.
We celebrate you.

The first but not the last. Oh, happy day! 🌄✊🏾

#RepresentationMatters
#BlackWomeninMedicine
#BlackWomenatEmoryMedicine
#LiftEvryVoice
#TheFirstButNotTheLast
#WeGotNOW
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🗣Pssst! Hey you! Yes, you!

DYK that today is #NationalRunForOfficeDay?

Policies are better for all people when our governmental bodies look more like our communities.

Let’s face it, #RepresentationMatters, which is why we need more BIPOC folks (esp. women) in office. 1/3
Thinking of running for office? Check out this short list organizations with a focus on not the usual suspects.

@HigherHeights
(Black Women)

@NewAmericanLd
(New, 1st, & 2nd Gen Americans)

More.... 2/3
@emilyslist
(for progressive, Dem women)

@runforsomething
(“young” Dem people)

@EmergeAmerica
(Dem women)

The above list isn’t exhaustive, but a great places to start. And of course, you can also talk to someone like you already in office.

3/3 (fin.)
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A thread on being an Arab American writer: or... why Representation Matters... or How I could become a millionaire overnight.

#arabtwitter #representationmatters

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The fact is there just aren't many opportunities to be published if you have an Arab name. Like other poc, we watch as white writers get huge contracts and advances to write books using our people/tragedies/stories as material.

White writers are seen as somehow "objective." 2/
However, there is one angle we have that the "objective white writer" does not... We have something the publishing industry wants: we can be the inside informer. We can authenticate the "single story" that is so entrenched.

3/
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6:40 into Descendants 3 and I’ve tried to force my daughter into a conversation about equity, clemency, immigration policy, and integration v. assimilation.

Am I doing it right?
OK at 22:36 and the wrongheaded Title 42/“total and complete shutdown” on entries just dropped.
24:45 and they throw some complexity into the idea that #RepresentationMatters. The shutdown was Mal’s idea!
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This is my little nephew's school-issued #poetry #textbook that's part of the curriculum. He's in 4th grade.

Annie Shrestha (@scoannie) & I did a little #analysis of d contents of this textbook & made some interesting discoveries.

#Nepal #Caste #Gender #NepalEducation
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As you can tell (see image), Rato Bangala Kitab is the publisher. And this one is the 5th edition, published a year ago. The 1st Edition came out in 2062 BS (16 years ago).

#Nepal #Caste #CasteIssues #Gender #NepalEducation #NepaliLiterature #GenderIssues
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THREAD Pre-2016, aside from voting and protesting the Iraq War, I would not have characterized myself as “politically engaged”.
Like many I know in public health/global health, esp in academia, I felt like my work spoke for itself, and that I was “on the right side of things” 1/n
But inspired by friends like .@AbdulElSayed, I saw working in health could also mean public service. So I left the tenure track and went to @nycHealthy in 2016 where we built work at the intersxn of health, care, and policy failures like the justice system and homelessness 2/n
We accomplished a lot in a short time, but I also saw how smart technocrats were forced into poor strategy and poor choices by political decisions and resource allocation made by electeds with little knowledge and even less interest in the health impact of their decisions 3/n
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OPPS, JUST COME TO MY FIRST DISAGREEMENT.

ONE THING I HAVE ADMIRED ABOUT YOU, YOU TALK THE FUCKIN #truthwillprevail THAT DOES NOT MEAN YOU AND I WILL HAVE RECEIVED THE SAME TREATMENT SWEETHEART, AND I CAN SEE YOU HAVE BEEN IN WITH SOME LIKE @shevaburton WHO IF SHE
CAN SHOW SUPPORT WHEN MYSELF AND MY TWIN SISTER GINA @Alexand89562701 THE REAL @ProductsSystem AND I LIKE YOURSELF HAVE BEEN IN SYSTEM I CAN'T REMEMBER IF YOU SAID 8YRS OLD, I'M SORRY, BUT UP TO YOUR 30s LIKE MYSELF AS I HAD BEEN LOOKED UP IN BORSTALS/SECURE UNITS, IN @FactCheck
I THINK I WAS LOCKED UP IN ALL @lambeth_council #lockup FROM MIDDLESEX LODGE, CUMBALOW LODGE, BULLWOOD HALL, HOLLOWAY, STYLE PRISON ALL BECAUSE OF THE FAILINGS OF @NSPCC @MaudsleyNHS @lambeth_council .

YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT ANYONE FROM 10/11 YRS AGO THE DAY THE
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TO #RepresentationMatters US WHO HAD FULL KNOWLEDGE WE WERE ENTITLED TO @HumanRightsLawA #Article2 @_lesliethomas @EssexBarrister THAT WLD HAVE ALLOWED US TO BE REPRESENTED JUST AS ANY OTHER @Refugees_EU GETS BUT I WAS BORN IN @GREATBritain INTO THE HELL OF @lambeth_council
WHO ARE CONTINUING WITH THE SAME #CrimesAgainstChildren @RealCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity THAT I HAVE TO ASK BOTH OF YOU, WHAT IS SO DIFFERENT FROM MY @FCDOHumanRights BEING DENIED ME AS THOSE WHO ARE STILL FREE WALKING THE STREETS IGNORED BY A #CorruptAndComplicitGOP
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I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR OVER 5 AND A HALF YRS @davideaton51.

DISPITE HAVING 2 @fitforanautopsy #APPARENTLY, WITH ORGANS SENT OFF TO THE @NHM_London THAT EVEN THE TISSUES CAME BACK WITH THD PROFILER SAYING THAT EVEN THE TISSUES THAT CAME CLD NOT BE CONFIRMED TO BELONG TO
#MySon #AmbroseGGBall.

THIS IS A BODY THAT WAS COVERED FROM HEAD TO TOE WITH A WHITE SHEET WITH JUST THE LEFT SHOWING FOR ME TO IDENTIFY MY CHILD BY A TATTOO OF MY GRANDDAUGHTERS DOB.

THIS IS A BODY THAT WAS APPARENTLY SO BADLY DECOMPOSED THAT EVEN FINGER PRINTS
WLD NOT BE A WAY OF IDENTIFYING THE BODY.
THAT THE BODY WAS NOT A WHOLE BODY THAT THE 2 PEOPLE WHO FOUND THE BODY THOUGHT IT WAS SOME ANIMAL .

BUT WE WERE DENIED THE RIGHTS TO ASK THE TWO PEOPLE WHO FOUND THE BODY BECAUSE A #senior @CoronersNews #AndrewWalker DECIDED
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