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The great #ShirleyChisholm was before my time, but given #KamalaHarris' historic candidacy as the 1st Black woman in the POTUS *top tier*, her legacy is more on my mind. When I met #Kamala she brought up Shirley, so I dedicate this thread to 2 powerful Black women trailblazers.
#ShirleyChisholm announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party in January 25, 1972. She was the first Black woman to ever run for a major party nomination.
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"You have to recognize that because I am not White and because I am not a male I am not going to get the blessings of the power structure in this country...of course I'm not going to get their blessings" #UnboughtUnbossed #Kamala2020 #KamalaHarris2020 #KHive
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Thread: In this historic moment (I'll keep emphasizing) where we have the 1st Black woman in the top tier of a major party's POTUS primaries, the MSM needs to rise to occasion and cover #Kamala's campaign with the competence it warrants. As I will address @time missed the mark.
Rather than inform us of the specifics in #Kamala's #3AMAgenda Molly decides to regurgitate the FALSE narrative that Kamala's agenda is vague/ noncommittal. That is lazy/uninformative. Her plans are specific AND rooted in YEARS of legislative groundwork.
As I mentioned earlier, writers tend to approach #Kamala with cynicism & perpetuate that notion. I've asked before "who is they" now let me ask "who are people"? This insinuates that #KamalaHarris is shifty rather than warm & authentic as we've seen repeatedly.
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Y'all write this shit every 2 weeks NEVER once mentioning the disproportionately lower coverage she gets (3% of the top 4 polling mentions), the higher negative coverage,& smear SM campaigns. The REAL question is why is it Operation Block the Black woman?
This is how vvhite supremacy works...stack the deck then present the warped results as evidence of merit. #Kamala stands on the shoulders of
#ShirleyChisholm and understands the fight she has is 100x greater than everyone else BUT she is up for it.
For a little #MondayMotivation via @JanelleMonae, this goes out to all Black women (with a special shout out to #KamalaHarris). Our playing field is a TIGHTROPE is 50 ft in the air, yet we push thru, look fly, and with our head held high. #BlackGirlMagic
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There’s been a lot written about @hillaryclinton’s new book this week. We want to share a few notes. *thread*
Clinton says American electorate wasn't receptive to a history-making narrative, consistent w/@kdittmar research: temple.edu/tempress/title…
.@HillaryClinton also says sexism played a role in 2016. We explain how in our #GenderWatch2016 report: presidentialgenderwatch.org/report/
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