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director - writer - teevee host - actor - educator. i used to have a blue checkmark.
Oct 29, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
I'm thrilled to announce I'm co-launching a business:

The ByUs Box!
ByUs is made By Us,
to dismantle Bias!

An educational toolkit to guide parents
in raising anti-racist, inclusive kids!

Each ByUs Box features an equity-seeking group, and... Each ByUs Box is packed with amazing books, toys, activities, art, and learning materials...

all created and curated by members of the featured equity-seeking community!

The first communities we've featured are:
Jun 10, 2020 13 tweets 3 min read
Everyone's Asking Their One Black Friend (tm) To Help Them Understand These 4 Things:

1. Is this a good corporate statement?
2. Did that person REALLY die of police brutality...
3. ...Or was it actually mental illness?
4. But if we defund police, what about X?

Answers below: 1. That corp. statement is passive trash, unless:

(A) a huge donation was made, or
(B) a leader is resigning, to be replaced by a BIPOC, or
(C) there's a CONCRETE plan to re-allocate money, access, & influence to BIPOC.

If none: it's no good.

2. Yes, it was police brutality.
May 31, 2020 13 tweets 5 min read
Why would anyone want the riots to be MORE chaotic?

This is a classic tactic - using "Agents Provocateurs".

These are fake protesters (sometimes they're even actual police officers, acting with or without orders)

who deliberately add chaos & criminality to a situation because ...creating images of chaos, or symbols like burning police property, makes great news footage.

These images are a quick way to make a peaceful protest look violent.

And that means the leaders can justify using greater force.

The property that's being damaged or stolen...
Feb 11, 2020 15 tweets 3 min read
Let’s quit using the term “non-white”. Defining a group of people in relation to some other identity actually serves to marginalize that group, and it positions the other identity (in this case whiteness) as the default, “normal” way a person “should” be.
Mar 8, 2019 27 tweets 6 min read
Story Time!
Okay so a few weeks ago, my friend gave me a mattress to upgrade the one in my guest room. So I decided to pay the good karma forward... ...and give away my old mattress for free.

But it turns out, it's actually tough to give away a free mattress!

I got lots of interest, but people would have trouble wrangling a large enough vehicle, so they would cancel.

Aug 15, 2018 18 tweets 3 min read
My university roommate just reminded me that one time, in first year, I signed up to be a guinea pig in a psychology study and it was the best study ever... The rate was $15 for an hour. I was brought into a small blank room with a computer and a plate of tiny cookies on the table.

I was invited to help myself, so I tried one.