K. Crenshaw at @AAPolicyForum: While celebrating historical wins in Georgia we braced for an existential threat to democracy at the Capitol. The refrain "Our country is better than this" weaponizes denial & reconciliation. How do we step back from the abyss? #UnderTheBlacklight January 13 at 8 pm ET: If Hindsight is 2020, Why Are We Stil
@ProfCAnderson: The "Republican heroes of democracy" is a script that needs to be kicked back. Raffensperger & Kemp still engaged in voter suppression--they just weren't cruel enough. The mob was about the addictive power of white supremacy #UnderTheBlacklight 4 hour line of Black votersNews broadcast of billboard that says "Traitor Kemp & T
@davidwblight: "Lost causes" have patterns; they always prepare people for violence. They're rooted in big lies that become big myths that people hold as beliefs in search of history. They need iconography & heroes but this one doesn't have a martyr quite yet #UnderTheBlacklight White man carrying Confederate flag while walking in Capitol
@joelowndes: The modern GOP since the 1960s has been fashioned opposite to Black civil rights and freedom. I don't think it's possible to radicalize them more. We know where this movement is: it's a far-right party #UnderTheBlacklight Man in military gear with rope climbing over auditorium seat
@ProfCAnderson: White rage are policies that undercut Black advancement toward their citizen rights. Resistance to Brown, War On Drugs, voter suppression after Obama. The lie is Black people aren't citizens & these policies legitimize violence against them #UnderTheBlacklight " The trigger for white rage, inevitably, is Black adva
@TheWayWithAnoa: Georgia was a victory for the resilience of collective power & action, where coalitions address community needs. Activists grinded to build long-term civic engagement. We're not losing white people; they're voting against their own interests #UnderTheBlacklight Anoa Changa's Truthout article: "Grassroots Organizers
Crenshaw: Appropriation of #SayHerName is black people being gentrified out of the spaces they made to be heard. Created symmetry between BLM and what happened in the Capitol.

Anderson: This false equivalence is a throwback to "Black violence & pathology" #UnderTheBlacklight Maga is trying to co-opt #SayHerName. It's a "slap in t
@davidwblight: You can't have healing without justice. The great tragedy of the Civil War is that healing or reunion came with the cost of lives and civil rights. Reconciliation is a deep human instinct but it's coalition politics that change this country #UnderTheBlacklight

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