America refuses on principle to develop an immune response to white grifters.
That's mostly because America stops listening at "white"

Cause you ALWAYS have to hear white people out before jumping to conclusions.
Even when America outs a white grifter in government, they'll just then hire him as a cable news pundit.

Cause he's white and still has a valid opinion they couldn't find from someone who's not a grifter.
It's why America's medical, media, political and financial systems keep getting pwned by narcissistic prep school dudes in their 20s.
America will let a slick white person sell it anything.

And this is why the GOP isn't going anywhere.
White Liberal America refuses to deal with it's own white supremacy problem.

White Conservative America has always seen this hypocrisy and has hammered on it to keep them from ever moving to actually dismantle it.
White Liberal America can always be shamed into not being conservative enough, because White Conservative America successfully frames good governance as extreme and racism as a necessary byproduct of society.

And because they too, like money and whiteness.
So Liberals will still offer to meet Conservatives halfway, no matter how far off the map "halfway" is.

White supremacy keeps this country together.

That's the REAL bipartisan unity.
White Liberals loudly call out white supremacy in white Conservative while white Conservatives routinely blackmail white Liberals with their own white supremacy.
White Liberals and Conservatives are an ouroboros of supremacy.

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23 Feb
There's an interesting exploit that right wing white supremacists trolls use against white liberals.

The fact that most white liberals BELIEVE their statistical conclusions about Black people being criminals.

So they don't really have a valid rebuttal.
The flawed statistical arguments and the flogging of FBI data till it's gasping for air have ALWAYS worked on white liberals.

They just tend to feel really conflicted and guilty cause they're supposed to not believe the truth that's in front of them. It's not PC.
This is how the dapper Nazis got a foothold.

Because everyone's bad at stats and white people generally aren't learning stats so they can defend Black people, bullshit rides.

But it puts liberals in the "I know they're Nazis, but they've got a point here" position.

Then cable.
Read 11 tweets
23 Feb
We are really bad at statistics as a species.

This makes it really easy for people to manipulate us to get us to believe things that aren't actually supported by those statistics.

Particularly white supremacists

Here's how to shred their nonsense arguments.
Some takeaways?

If someone tries to prove a group of people is worse than another by comparing the number of arrests between the two... ask a few key questions...

1) What percentage of the population was arrested? This is because there's usually only a teeny tiny sliver who was
2) How many people are represented in those arrests? This is because 10 arrests of the same person shouldn't be presented as 10 different arrested people, inflating numbers.
Read 15 tweets
23 Feb
Who made laws about race in America?

Y'all or us?

Thought so. Now git.
It would be funny if it weren't so deadly.

White people made racial laws about who could marry, who could bank, where you could live, who your children could be, what job you could have, what school you could go to, what bathroom you could use...

But it's us obsessed with race.
White people divvied Black people down to Hectadecaroons, concerned with categorizing the amount of Black in someone down to the smallest fractions.

But Black people are obsessed with race.
Read 4 tweets
23 Feb
Notice how the words "nonblack" "Nonasian" "nonoceanic" etc.. are almost never used by anyone ever.

Why? Because the only race thought to transcend race is the white one.
White vs Colored
White people vs People of Color
Whites vs non-whites.

It's always white people vs literally everyone else.

That's how race is framed.
And it was white people who created that dynamic and violently defended it.
Read 4 tweets
23 Feb
I mean people come in three main ways to argue:

1) In good faith cause something I said is wrong or debatable
2) In good faith but ignorant
3) Armed to fight a script
4) In bad faith

It's only the last group that's really tiring to me, and I usually identify and disengage fast
If people from the last group are spouting nonsense, but of the type I think it's important for people to see dismantled, then I'll draw out the logical pitfalls and move on.

Otherwise, I'll either ignore them or hand them some rope.
(I said three, but then added a fourth. Sue me.)
Read 9 tweets
22 Feb
It's amazing the lengths white people will go to avoid simply saying "Wow. We've made it suck for you for a long time in myriad ways and still are. That's pretty shitty of us, we're sorry, let's fix it."
It's such an incredibly easy thing to do.

And even the most superficial understanding of racism in America warrants it.

But it's frequently easier to just lash out at people who have already been hurt for daring to step up and say so.
But instead, white folks will double down,
they'll deny,
they'll solicit academic debate, they'll give statistics a workout,
they'll insist on exemptions, they'll complain that you didn't address their harm nicely enough...

Anything to avoid the slightest bit of introspection.
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