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Oct 28, 2021 20 tweets 10 min read
The conversation has begun! Tune in and follow along here as we share some highlights and quotes. #TruthBeTold #TheNeutralGround Under the repressive laws attacking teaching about race, "this kind of documentary can't be shown," says @sandylocks. "And I think it's important to recognize this and understand this." #TruthBeTold #TheNeutralGround
Jul 17, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
The first Critical Race Theory Summer School began July 8, 1989. We are so thankful for the foundational work of these scholars!

Application for open for AAPF's 2021 CRT Summer School: aapf.org/crtsummerschool The 1989 convening featured Kimberlé Crenshaw, Anita Allen, Taunya Banks, Derrick Bell, Kevin Brown, Paulette Caldwell, John Calmore, Harlon Dalton, Richard Delgado, Neil Gotanda, Linda Greene, Trina Grillo, (cont.)
Jul 15, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
1. Announcing AAPF’s 2021 Critical Race Theory Summer School!

August 10–14, led by core faculty Kimberlé Crenshaw, Devon Carbado, Sumi Cho, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang, & Gary Peller. Info in thread and at aapf.org/crtsummerschool ⬇️ Image 2. Faculty will include Jennifer Chacón, Anthony Cook, Justin Hansford, Cheryl Harris, Tanya Hernández, Emily Houh, CJ Hunt, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Priscilla Ocen, Russell Robinson, Kirsten West Savali, David Stovall, & Ezra Young. aapf.org/crtsummerschool
Apr 1, 2021 10 tweets 7 min read
All-star panel for #HerDreamDeferred's panel on @CodedBias and the dangers of bias in AI.

We'll be tweeting some quotes and more below ⬇️

Watch: @CodedBias Wait, there's only been one Black person EVER in the Stanford computer science PhD program?

#HerDreamDeferred @timnitGebru
Mar 31, 2021 19 tweets 12 min read
"Engendering the Politics of the Black Athlete."

Follow along for quotes, commentary and resources ⬇️ #HerDreamDeferred .@sandylocks begins by remembering Black women athletes "who we may never see pictured with their fists held high on the Olympic podiums, but who nevertheless risked death threats, bodily harm, & loss of income by choosing to speak out against the challenges facing Black people."
Mar 30, 2021 24 tweets 15 min read
We’ll be live tweeting quotes and commentary from tonight’s #HerDreamDeferred conversation on misogynoir and Black women’s health.

W/ @sandylocks, @doccrearperry, @RJEpiOBWarrior, @hhdoctoralisha, and Dr. Gail Wyatt, co-hosted by @BirthEquity.

Watch: Image AAPF Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw introducing this week:

“AAPF has convened #HerDreamDeferred to amplify the voices and stories of Black women and girls, and to disrupt dominant and stereotypical narratives around Black women and our wellbeing.”
Mar 29, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Her Dream Deferred: A Week on the Status of Black Women.

Every day this week, an event that uncovers, uplifts, & inspires, countering the marginalization of Black women, girls, & femmes within racial & gender justice discourses. All registration links at aapf.org/events. Image Monday at 8 ET/5 PT: “When Misogynoir is a Pre-existing Condition: Black women's health through the twin pandemics."

Practitioners & experts will join
@sandylocks to discuss Black women’s healthcare experiences. Co-hosted by @BirthEquity. bit.ly/HDD21_Health
Feb 18, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
What's the status of Black women's economics in the US? What does the data say about Black women’s employment, income, wealth, and more?

Here are 5 key things to know ⬇️ 1. Black women in the U.S. are paid 38% less than white men and 21% less than white women.
Feb 13, 2021 10 tweets 7 min read
This week our #StatusofBlackWomen2021 series looks at Black women’s health. Keep reading for a behind-the-scenes look at the orgs and datasets whose work has shaped our understanding of Black women’s health in 2021. [⬇️ thread] Do you know about our healthcare co-host, The National Birth Equity Collaborative (birthequity.org)? Led by Dr. Joia Crear-Perry (@doccrearperry) NBEC is providing research and trainings for a world where birth equity is a reality.
#StatusofBlackWomen2021
Dec 30, 2020 26 tweets 7 min read
A thread on the GOP's efforts to subvert democracy, undermine faith in our elections, and suppress the vote in future elections.

How this very deliberate attack unfolded: While the GOP's attack on voting rights extends back decades (and was helped along by Chief Justice John Robert's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act), one place to start when looking at the GOP's 2020 plan to undermine democracy is in PA, WI, and MI in the summer of this year.
Nov 25, 2020 19 tweets 3 min read
A THREAD: Here in the US, the federal government has unleashed its full might to attempt to ban intersectionality and teaching about the legacy and contemporary effects of racism and sexism #TruthBeTold However, last week we were uplifted by the news of a landmark decision from the South African Constitutional Court which used intersectionality to affirm the rights of domestic workers and all marginalized and subordinated women.
Nov 10, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
What Trump and his allies are doing now isn't new. There's a long American tradition of overturning elections and the democratic will in favor of installing white supremacist regimes. It happened throughout the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction South.

A history thread: In 1898, two days after Black politicians won election in Wilmington, NC, a mob of more than 2,000 whites led an insurrection in which they killed 60-300 African Americans, burned down the only Black newspaper in town, and overthrew the democratically elected local government.
Nov 10, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
THREAD: Trump isn't going to steal the election. But what he and the GOP are doing is nonetheless extremely dangerous. The most immediate threat is violence against poll workers, election officials, and politicians. Election officials in Philly are already getting death threats. In Philly, election commissioners are getting death threats and anti-Semitic messages and have police stationed outside their homes. Vote counters in Georgia have also been singled out by name and received death threats. fusion.inquirer.com/politics/elect…
Oct 25, 2020 24 tweets 6 min read
Do Trump judges believe Brown v. Board, the landmark case that ended “separate but equal,” was correctly decided? The short answer is… maybe. But scores of them refuse to say so publicly.

A quick thread on one startling example of the right-wing takeover of the federal courts. In the early days of the Trump administration, Dems on the Senate Judiciary Committee began asking Trump appointees whether they thought Roe v. Wade was correctly decided. These judges, not wanting to admit that they didn't agree with Roe v. Wade, would dodge the question.
Oct 23, 2020 37 tweets 5 min read
It didn’t have to be this bad. Image "You know, a lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat — as the heat comes in. Typically, that will go away in April."

February 10, 2020
Oct 23, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
This is as good a time as any to remind people that, in a recent dissent, Amy Coney Barrett wrote that the right to vote and serve on juries belonged "only to virtuous citizens." Her opinion also suggests that all civic rights are subject to virtue-based exceptions. Unsurprisingly her opinion makes no mention of how such "virtuous citizen" restrictions were used after the Civil War and the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments to deny African Americans the right to vote.
Oct 20, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
As we keep seeing images of long voting lines, its important to remember there is nothing inspiring about people having to wait hours and hours to vote. Long lines are discriminatory, suppressive, and a direct result of the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act.

A thread: A 2016 study found that minority voters are six times as likely as whites to wait longer than an hour to vote. Another study found that “voters in heavily black neighborhoods were 74 percent more likely to have to wait at least 30 minutes in order to vote.”washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
Oct 16, 2020 13 tweets 4 min read
Today is the anniversary of Tommie Smith and John Carlos' famous Black power salute at the 1968 Olympics. The image of Smith and Carlos with fists raised is one of the most recognizable sports photos in history. The story behind the famous image, however, is less well known. Earlier in the year Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis. A police mob in Chicago had beaten anti-war protestors at the Democratic National Convention. Muhammad Ali was still banned from boxing and fighting his conviction for refusing to be drafted.
Sep 28, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
New reporting has exposed the ways in which the Trump campaign used targeted digital ads to intentionally and methodically deter Black Americans from voting. This is twenty-first century voter suppression and must be countered. #DeterringDemocracy
channel4.com/news/revealed-… Netflix's 'The Social Dilemma' made clear the frightening power that social media and its tech overseers have on our lives. Now we see that same power wielded to suppress Black turnout. It’s old-fashioned voter suppression with shiny new tools.
Sep 28, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
In a 2016 paper, Amy Coney Barrett described the Fourteenth Amendment as "possibly illegitimate."

The Fourteenth Amendment requires due process and equal protection, and has served as the basis for such Supreme Court decisions as Brown v. Board, Roe v. Wade, and Obergefell. This should be disqualifying. The Fourteenth Amendment, in addition to providing for due process and equal protection, is what applies the Bill of Rights to the states. It was passed shortly after the Civil War as a necessary corrective for a Constitution that condoned slavery.
Sep 27, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
In a recent dissent, Amy Coney Barrett wrote that the right to vote and serve on juries belonged "only to virtuous citizens." Her opinion also suggests that all civic rights are subject to virtue-based exceptions. In her opinion she makes no mention of how such "virtuous citizen" restrictions were used after the Civil War and the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments to deny African Americans the right to vote.