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Fake News

“‘Fake News’ is a new name for White Supremacy. In order to keep racism going, you have to perpetuate lies.” ~Glenn Singleton

In order to dominate people and coerce them into subordination and oppression, you have to perpetuate lies.

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Facing Whiteness

“Life can be hard if you’re White, but not because you’re White.” -Royce Mann, 14 year-old spoken word poet at the Opening Ceremonies of #NAISPoCC

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Treating ALL with Dignity & Respect

 

An empowering speech about the value of women and girls and what this country has done to raise up their worth. “America’s greatness comes from recognizing the innate dignity in all people.” May we see this come true in America some day… for all people. We are not there yet. No president is going to be the one to get us there. It’s up to us, the people, to demand and design a society that treats everyone with dignity and respect. Who is up for that challenge? (article)

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Stopping the Lies About Boys & Men

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Please visit Let Me Run and letmerun.org, the creators of this message, to find out more about how they’re working to improve boys’ physical, social and mental health through lessons, activities, and the power of running.

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Asking Real Questions

Facebook…
To the Trump supporters who are critical thinkers and care about human beings — what do you tell your children or grandchildren about the ways he talks about people from Mexico, Muslims and women? What do you tell them about how he insults and puts down people so openly and expressively? I’m not talking about Hillary right now, I’m genuinely curious how people who care about dignity and respect explain his attitudes and behaviors to young people.

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I Fit The Description

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I fit the description…

“Nothing I am, nothing I do, nothing I have means anything because I fit the description.”

A personal story from Steve Locke. Well worth your read.

 

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Narratives Can Be Altered

From Alvin C Jacobs Jr on the frontlines in Charlotte:

Every single eye witness account is saying that #KeithLamontScott was killed by a white cop but the Charlotte Police are saying that the cop was black.
Every single eye witness account is saying that the cops fired rubber bullets [metal ball bearings with plastic coatings] into a crowd of protestors last night, striking a man in the head and pronouncing him dead… then updating him later to on life support, but the cops are saying that he was shot by another protestor with a gun. #CharlotteProtests #68in22 #ToSpeakNoEvil

Once you’ve had the experience of being at a protest at night and seeing a different thing on the news in the morning, you stop trusting the news. Once you’ve had the experience of seeing news accounts directly contradicted by multiple people you’ve known and trusted, you stop believing. At this point so many of us have watched “experts” on television botch basic, verifiable facts about the places we’ve lived for years. #CharlotteProtests #KeithLamontScott #ReadingWhileBlack #ToSpeakNoEvil

Another way in which segregation and the cultural divide in America shapes perception is when it comes to protestor accounts vs. police accounts. It’s easy to believe the narrative from the police or the media over a random person via social media who was there.
Until that random person is your friend.
#CharlotteProtest #KeithLamontScott #ReadingWhileBlack #ToSpeakNoEvil

 

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