The @nytimes has been providing a platform for transphobic hate & propaganda, with horrifying consequences. Texas just entered NYT articles into evidence to push for the TX Dept of Family & Protective Services to take trans kids away from their supportive parents.
During escalating assaults on trans people & trans rights nationwide, the New York Times is featuring writers debating whether trans people should even exist and scapegoating this already-marginalized community. One way to act in solidarity is to sign now: bit.ly/nytpetition
Apr 14, 2021 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
We continue to see death after death at the hands of police officers with no meaningful accountability for the officers or departments involved. (1/6)
We’ve seen $$$ pumped into training & half-measures, only to see the killing of Duante Wright mere miles from the Derek Chauvin trial justified as a “mistaken” use of a gun instead of a taser. If you can’t distinguish between a gun & a taser you shouldn’t be carrying either.(2/6)
Jan 25, 2021 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Just so folks are clear, as a former immigration & social justice attorney, I watched firsthand under President Obama, and later Trump, that @ICEgov acts as a rogue agency that disregards the law and human rights. #AbolishICE once and for all.
We must listen to the folks on the ground. We must move with meaningful action and not tear gas, rubber bullets, and handcuffs.
These are the concrete policy proposals needed to tear down structural racism: 1/10
➡️ Remove access and funding for military equipment for police departments. newsweek.com/how-americas-p… 2/10
May 31, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Instead of *who* killed #GeorgeFloyd, we should focus on *what* killed George.
Until then, we won't have justice.
Thank you @RevDrBarber for your sermon this morning that helped re-center us on how we fight for true freedom from oppression, poverty, and all this sickness, that has led to so much death and pain.
Feb 1, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
My statement regarding last night:
“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement. (1/4)
“However, I know what is at stake if we don't unify over one candidate to beat Trump and I intend to do everything possible to ensure that Trump does not win in 2020. (2/4)
Oct 2, 2019 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
I'm sharing some scholarly research on facial recognition w/ @detroitpolice to continue the dialogue. While facial recognition identifies a white man’s gender 99% of the time, it misidentifies darker-skinned females up to 35% of the time. nytimes.com/2018/02/09/tec… 1/7
Another study in 2018 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology found that facial recognition falsely matches Black women’s faces 10 times more frequently than white women. This is a deeply flawed technology. wired.com/story/best-alg… 2/7
Sep 11, 2019 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I will #neverforget 9/11. I was working at a nonprofit Arab American human services organization, ACCESS, while in law school. My day started like any other—until I heard gasps from coworkers in the lunch room. I rushed in and saw faces of shock facing the television. (1/4)
Then we saw a plane hit the second tower and the room erupted in tears and heartbreak. Our country was being attacked. Soon, our phones began to ring with many threatening those at ACCESS and the local community with violence. (2/4)