"It's racist to say that white power structures respond to the slightest hint of racial difference by forming an angry mob so we are going to form an angry mob to attack Critical Race Theory!"
like talk about being a goddamn object lesson
if you're a weirdo who found this tweet by searching "Critical Race Theory" and are fixing to type a SCATHING response, just know my profile picture is incorrect and this account is actually run by a white man

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9 Jun
Seeing all these white parents up in arms about CRT being taught to their kids reminds me of how I learned Black history which was at home. It was an unspoken understanding that school would never give the complete truth--even in "very good" schools that taught slavery was wrong
i know there are scholars who study all the products Black presses and bookstores used to stock on Black history for kids in the 70s, 80s and 90s...
it's another thing that's lost with the loss of densely populated Black neighborhoods, as more Black children are raised in the suburbs, and independent bookstores and community spaces disappear
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8 Jun
I mean, in a pinch? But black hair care products smell better and its also about supporting smaller black businesses...
also i think we have to recognize that black hair is a term that encompasses a vast array of curl patterns. So suave may do it for you but may dry out me. And that's ok.
there has to be a middle ground between using a thin and shiny speck of herbal essence and spending 400 bucks on various tinctures to try and make your hair curl in a way it can't even do...balance please!
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6 May
What an incredible self own that fear of megan markle’s experience w the tig have forced will and kate to become youtubbers
Its actually super hilarious
“We hate this woman and her trashy use of social media so much we are committing to the slog that is endless content creation”...how low this family has stooped
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5 May
Conservatives working with an unclear definition of Critical Race theory is the point. It's not the own you think it is. Most of them think it is the same as the word "woke"--subject to whatever they want it to mean.
Telling them it was developed by Black lawyers only proves to them it's not real. To a person, conservatives of the big and small C variety don't think Black ppl are capable of developing theory, even tho they've stolen every play from CVR book in the last 40 yrs.
They want a hazy definition bc then "teaching Critical Race Theory" becomes "using WPA narratives to discuss the brutality of slavery" and "asking yr students to figure out where the money for their district comes from"
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5 May
This incandescent review if @sarahschulman3 LET THE RECORD SHOW is a delight to read. This book is a blueprint for organizers today on how to build and evolve movements. It’s also a lesson for historians on how to write the full history of movements nytimes.com/2021/05/04/boo…
In its ability to ask the direct question “why did you join this movement”; its expansive understanding of how identity intersects with mass participation in politics—it blows so much of what we currently call activist discourse out of the water
If you’re on this site and tempted in the next few weeks to get into it with some account that claims to be an activist but is just a shit poster—stop and read one of these 700 pages. It will be a better practice and release than any posting or engagement
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11 Apr
I dunno i remember when there were novels about black ease, the few of them published, they were often denounced as fake and not real enough and i think that is missing from the discussions around cultural products that center black trauma
This convo feels like ppl talking past each other and also like just saying the same things. And i get it and agree that theres some really shitty damaging stuff out there pretending to be important or that theres edification in suffering
But pls talk to black artists who were making stuff pre 2012. They often tried. And got told by ppl, black and white, that if there was no suffering it wasnt authentically black. Like that was an accepted criticism and reason to pan a project up until v recently
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