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Dear diary,
I know no matter what, I must put my feelings aside and never be aggressive to a person. It's part of being a service dog.
But right now I wish I was allowed to take a big crap on the steps of the #AlbertaLegislature to show my disgust. The humans ... 1/9
that have the privilege to represent #Alberta citizens are preaching #inclusion and promising to tear down #barriers and tackle systemic #discrimination are the same people that let my mistress slip through the cracks and are why we live in nearly complete #segregation from...2/9
our community. They claim to promote #inclusion and #independence of the disabled with their tax payer funded program to provide essential #mobility equipment, like the power wheelchair my mistress needs so we can leave our home without human assistance. More than a year...3/9
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𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 wishes to express sympathy for the families, friends and communities of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and indeed for the many other people of colour around the world who have suffered at the hands of individual racist police, [1/14]
racist police practices more generally, and the systemic racism that runs through criminal justice systems. We also wish to extend our solidarity with the many thousands who have been moved to protest on streets all over the world in response. [2/14]
𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘦 has been documenting and analysing all forms of racism, historical and contemporary, throughout the world for over fifty year. [3/14]
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#25aprile: 75 years ago #OTD Italy was freed from Fascism & Nazi occupation. Today is Liberation Day/Anniversario della #liberazione d'Italia. #italia #resistenza #BellaCiao
Several years ago, while researching #TheShadowKing, I went to the small but spectacular #Museodellaresistenza in Torino wanting to learn stories of #Italy's #resistance to #Fascismo museodiffusotorino.it/Home
I was interested in Italy's #antiSemitic laws of 1938 & how they connected to the racial segregation laws that took effect in #Ethiopia #Eritrea #Somalia #Libya.
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Confronting a society too sympathetic to the needy, the downtrodden, the outcast, too willing to lend aid and assistance to the enfeebled offspring of unfit parents, still, #MargaretSanger #persisted.
Always she pressed the case of desirable and worthy self-concern, rejection of the morality of care for the less fortunate, and brotherhood of man.
"We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.
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#DisabilityTwitter #Madison disabled students need your help. Please spread the word & if you have expertise or clout also email the school board. Madison plans to buy a multi-million dollar facility to house (segregate) “alternative” students, aka disabled students, esp BIPOC.
Let @MMSDschools know that disabled students deserve to be integrated & included not isolated & incarcerated. This is the same district where a black disabled girl’s braids were ripped out & a black disabled teen was pinned & punched by 3 police officers. That’s just THIS YEAR!
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I don’t think I have ever explicitly talked about my approach to talking about race/ism (phrasing coined by Shay Akil McLean).

Some thoughts below 👇🏾
I take a more materialist approach that does not linger on discourses of racist ‘inferiority’ or ‘superiority’. Instead, I focus on the material consequences of the political & socio-spatial ordering of society under racism & related systems of oppression
I am not preoccupied with defending people who are negatively racialized as Other (Black, indigenous, AfroLatinx... along the skin color & class gradients) against white supremacist narratives of ‘inferiority’ or ‘insufficiency.’ Too often, that’s a trap.
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I finally had a chance to go through 150+ packages of #books sent to me (yikes)! TYSM to the various publishers for keeping me in the loop on the new #scholarship in #BlackStudies, #History & #Gender Studies.🙏🏾Here's a thread of a few books I am very eager to read this fall.🙌🏾📚
By @ruha9: 'Captivating #Technology: #Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life' @DukePress

dukeupress.edu/captivating-te…
By @SaStrings: 'Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia' @NYUpress

nyupress.org/9781479886753/…
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We have a new study forthcoming in Exceptional Children. We examine whether students of color are more or less likely to be identified as having #disabilities in U.S. states with histories of de jure and de facto racial #segregation. (1)
Special education has been theorized to have been used as an alternative legal strategy for schools to avoid racial integration. This prior work was historical and descriptive. Others have suggested that over-identification might be especially likely to occur in the South. (2)
Yet other work suggests that students of color may be under-identified as having disabilities in the U.S. South, incl. due to political and economic factors. Mechanisms hypothesized to result in under-identification nationally may also be operating similarly in the South. (3)
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THREAD 📌📌📌
So we couldn't have a debate about #ClimateChange, but apparently the next debate is going to be about #segregation and #busing. In 2019. So here is some data.
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This issue was decided by the US Supreme Court in 1954 in Brown v. Topeka Board of Ed, which desegregated the schools. But since white people still refused to integrate the schools, we needed another #SCOTUS ruling.
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In 1971 the #SCOTUS ruled--UNANIMOUSLY, in an opinion written by conservative Chief Justice Warren Burger-- in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenberg Board of Ed that busing was essential to speeding up the process of desegregation mandated in 1954 by Brown.
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.❤️
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97…
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y…
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Just sayin' - I've got a graf in my #Mississippi piece for @BitterSouth tomorrow that's already made two grown men cry.

Facts can be devastating.

Keep pushing for the truth, my friends. The #ProgressiveSouth will ultimately prevail.
In the South -esp the Deep South- needing a #birthcertificate for #voter registration really is an impossibility for a sizable percentage of older African Americans.

This article is incredible:
#hospital #segregation #Mississippi
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
TFW you're waiting on your essay to drop after it's been described as such:

"It's going to stir up some shit, and do so with authority..."😉

Happy Thursday, peeps.
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