Dr. Maurice Sholas Profile picture
Physician Executive focused on making healthcare just, equitable and accessible for all. Experienced and Board Certified in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.
14 Jun
1/ Talking to White Allies is exhausting me. I've spent my life understanding, managing, & processing whiteness & systemic bias. To succeed with my blackness, I had to do that. But, many Whites have just started thinking about these concepts in depth a few weeks ago.
2/ These conversations with the newly “woke” white folks feel like translating a PhD level dissertation to a kindergarten lesson plan. Necessary to meet folks (that want to learn) where they are, but, a mismatch just the same.
3/ As we move from outrage to action, partnership with white and other non-black allies is essential. I want to participate in that without draining myself to nothing or dumbing my message down to make it digestible. Not sure how to do that... yet...
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7 May
A Tweetstorm!

Black people are so tired. 😓. I am soooo tired.

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
2/ We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).

We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).

We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).

We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).

We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)

We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
3/ We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).

We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).

We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).

We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).

We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
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