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Here's what I've learned from the responses to the threads I made abt #colorism & #onedroprule yesterday:

1) Every tweet has to be stand-alone w/ a header, otherwise you provide people the opportunity to exploit a phrase out of context. They'll do this to distract from the point
2) There is a *disturbing* amount of people with PhDs behind their names who display & promote willful ignorance on the topics of #colorism & #onedroprule

Most of them were racially ambiguous, biracial or multiracial, but a few of them were black.

They avoid the resource angle.
Exhibit A:

🙃
What does this even mean?

What??? 🤡

Remember, the whole point of unpacking and interrogating how mixed/biracial are identified is to expose the racism of the #onedroprule which undermines unambiguously, monoracial black people by funneling resources allocated for us to ANYone.
I'm sure I made that crystal clear. That the PROBLEM we have with the #onedroprule is that it continues to serve as the *vehicle* for #colorism, specifically in how resources are distributed (which is what ultimately matters the most).

How can you disregard the actual *vehicle*?
If the #onedroprule (which whites created for the explicit purposes of protecting whiteness & resource/privileges) did not exist, there would be a separate tier or classification for mixed-race people (see South Africa & Brazil) & disparities among "black" would be less hidden.
Reference:

Brazil is struggling to administer its affirmative action programs because of the stigma associated with being "black".

Brazil has an intermediate racial classification for mixed-race people whom they call "pardo".

#onedroprule
#colorism

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The problem is that the "pardos" in Brazil keep applying for jobs & other affirmative action set asides created to fix racist exclusionary practices that created a mass black underclass.

Translation. Brazil is currently doing a better job correcting for #colorism than America.🍵
In Brazil, they have a panel of experts to evaluate each job candidate.

They have the awkward task of deciding who qualifies as "black".

In the podcast, it's revealed that someone suggested adding police to the panel. Because they would know the difference.

I... I. just...
But back to the points:

3) I don't know how to put this politely, unambiguous and darker-skinned black women, but they really don't give a fck about you.

Us.

No, this part wasn't exactly news to me, I just didn't expect so much pushback from academia.

MY GAWD. My gawd.
When I tell you I *cringed* yesterday?

"WTF moments" just aren't common to me because I've seen it all & have a blunt way of approaching topics.

I'm always expecting people to behave in accordance with incentives.

We're in trouble, y'all.

#onedroprule(rs) are DEEP in academia
They responded with gaslighting phrases to me like:

"You need help".

Yes, people.

Apparently, addressing the racist #onedroprule, #colorism and strategies to decouple darker-skinned people from lower socioeconomic status is a mental health condition.

🙃

Cc: @ChrissiesWay
Imagine using "yo three letters" for that. 🤔

Dismissing the well-documented, researched topic of #colorism's impact on media representation, criminal justice, marriage rates, socioeconomic upward mobility, wealth & access to higher education.

IMAGINE. 🤡

#onedroprule
Biracial, multiracial and black #onedroprule(rs) have reduced the topic of resource allocation via #colorism to *their* anxiety over being invited to the cookouts.

I'M DONE.

You all have enabled this bullshyt for too long.

And it's coming to back to bite your asses HARD.
You won't be able to avoid it because just like the interracial dating situation for black women?

It's ultimately a demographics issue.

As multiracials increase, they'll assume more spaces allocated for "black" people.

Well-documented white preference for them means you lose.
Encouraging biracials to form their own categorization is the "bigger pie" strategy.

Y'know, like Brazil is doing.

Correcting for racist exclusionary practices that created a mass black underclass #colorism

Bitch, THEY DON'T WANT THAT SOLUTION.

They want YOURS

So eat crumbs
In fact, eat crumbs until you disappear.

That is all.

Have a good day. 🍵

/thread
P.s. don't go looking for that biracial thread I made yesterday that mentioned Ayesha Curry & Jada Pinkett regarding #onedroprule

I deleted it. I later wrote a better thread they didn't bother touching.

And now I know that this is the way to do it. 😊👇🏿
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