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THREAD: After the #TreeOfLifeSynagogue #shooting, the #KrogerShooting before that, and the +14 bombs sent by the #MAGABomber, it's crucial that we call #RightWingTerrorism out for what it is, but we also clearly need to talk about #WhiteSupremacy in the 2018 election.
We celebrate the truly #HISTORIC number of #women and #POC running for office in 2018, but we also refuse to ignore the volume & range of explicit and implicit #racist attacks almost every single candidate of color has faced in this election. That's also #WhiteSupremacy in action
Let's be clear: #POC running for elected office have ALWAYS faced hurdles to victory defined by the strength of #StructuralRacism and our country's long-standing culture of #WhiteSupremacy. But 2018 has taken it to a new level.
Here are just a small collection of what we mean:
.@staceyabrams, running for Governor of Georgia, has not only faced racially tinged attacks on her personal struggle with debt she incurred while caring for her family. Something @michelleinbklyn masterfully talked about back in August:…
The #WhiteNationalist @BrianKempGA supporters who talked up "armed resistance" if @staceyabrams was elected was also #WhiteSupremacy in action.
But #WhiteSupremacy isn't just explicit racist threats, it's also the silence those actions got (despite being shared by @TheWayWithAnoa) -- especially when a vulgar #antiracist sign was covered by GA media like a #HateCrime… h/t @DrJasonJohnson
#WhiteSupremacy is found in the multiple vilely racist #robocalls that @AndrewGillum that @RonDeSantisFL #WhiteNationalist supporters of run and it underlies DeSantis' own #MonkeyThisUp comment…
And #WhiteSupremacy is also behind the credence given to the outright lies that @RonDeSantisFL has been permitted to traffic in about #TLH's declining crime rates.…
Federally, #WhiteSupremacy underlies the baseless smears of #AntiSemitism against @RashidaTlaib and @IlhanMN while the right allows REAL #AntiSemtism to organize behind them -- as we saw this weekend.
#WhiteSupremacy is also what allows @GOP to get away with pretending that they're anything but a-ok with the absolutely desperate, race-baiting ads run by @ACampaNajjar opponent…
In 2018, candidates of color, at every level of office, are facing a level of racialized partisan vitriol that #WhiteSupremacy in our culture and mainstream media is still leaving far too many unable to see and act on.

That. Must. Change. Now.
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