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23 Feb, 4 tweets, 1 min read
kevin gates was literally sexually assaulted at his own concert and sentenced to 3 months for kicking the woman sexually assaulting him. that’s fucking horrific and needs to be addressed, male or not.
i don’t make other folks trauma my thinkpieces and point of conversations, just drawing attention to this. had a man grabbed a female rapper and she acted out violently in response, i don’t think she would’ve went to jail for it.
my math is terrible. he was sentenced to 6 months. 180 days.
correction: the incident he was sentenced for was ANOTHER instance where he was groped by a female fan in 2015.

so there are two occasions where female fans have grabbed him in a sexually aggressive manner.

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how SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Paula Wallace are harming black folks and getting away with it: a thread.
since it’s inception in 1978 SCAD has led in gentrifying historically black areas of Savannah, GA and displacing poor, black, elderly, and disabled folks in the name of ✨more student housing✨ for Taylor and Mckenleigh.
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black folks in the 90s watching the mexican “chola/cholo” aesthetic pop up. Image
i will stand on this. black women popularized huge gold bamboo earrings, baby hair, thin eyebrows, lip liner, ALLAT. ALLOFIT.
the chola/o aesthetic is directly derivative of BLACK HIP HOP CULTURE.
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our predecessors were whole human beings. i know we have a tendency to idolize the panthers and that idolization in turn, morphs them into God-like figures but they weren’t Gods or Goddesses. they were young radical black people tired of oppression. just like we are.
they didn’t know they would make history. and we won’t know the history we’re making if we remain so entrenched in the past that we don’t realize the present. i honor the hard work of the Panthers but staying stuck in the past won’t liberate the present.
and i say this not to say we shouldn’t study their highs and lows, community initiatives, and values.

but i know a lot of folks who center their entire personalities and platforms around predecessors and knowing more history and political education than others.
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so this girl went “viral” for going off on
someone in traffic for not moving their car.

in the duration of going off, she said “nigga.”

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she’s amassed a large following, only likes comments in support of her saying it, snd keeps bragging about going viral and tagging pages to keep the momentum going.
i’m definitively NOT championing people to go and attack her.

but i will make note of the non-black and black people condoning her usage of the word.

and how some non-black people really think saying the n word is 1. okay and 2. a reflection of “being street”
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honoring Trayvon’s humanity is honoring him in his purest form. the purest form of most southern black teenage boys— golds, a white wife beater, and middle fingas.

not highlighting what you think are the best parts of his story— a space program, a promising engineer, his GPA... Image
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we saw the same language with Elijah McCain.

everyone thought he didn’t deserve what happened to him because he was nice and played music to animals.

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we watched you birth black children to play supporting characters in your movies.
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we watched you appropriate our hairstyles.

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