Black Lives Matter
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Think how racist America’s healthcare system must be to treat black people worse now relative to white people than it did during slavery.
Here's a look into the @WNBA courts! Black lives matter is not a just a trend and cannot be minimized to a movement. Especially in a league that's 80 percent Black, it's literally life. Our lives matter. Their lives matter. Black lives matter. Yesterday, today, tomorrow, forever.
#EmmettTill would have been 79 today. Imagine the life he could be living. A light in the world? A vessel of love for his family? We must never forget that racism destroys and dehumanizes; and often fuels vicious deaths. It is not mere disagreement. We remember you always, king.
“For Indigenous children, who make up about 50 per cent of the centre's cohort at any one time, disconnection from culture loomed large. The report noted a lack of Aboriginal staff, connection to elders and a culture of casual racism among some staff.”
one of the most powerful and important speeches I’ve heard in the last few months
The Liberty and Storm walked off the court as the national anthem played as part of the social justice movement.
@PenelopeFirshma @lishunter @WGinPolitics 1/2 The message is that this #Black #women MP #DianeAbbott has in this context a large portion of abuse Your focus should be on the question Why? What you have written is similar to if I say #BlackLivesMatter you respond with #microaggression #AllLivesMatter
It is such a simple *hot take* by the media to quote elites saying that Indigenous incarceration is high because blackfullas commit more serious crimes! Stop feeding a toxic narrative! The Indigenous incarceration is high because, SYSTEMIC RACISM!
A note to organizations considering anti-racism work: When whiteness is centered, we center what whiteness is willing to change. When Black & Indigenous folks are centered, we center our potential, our rights, & our strengths. Only one of these approaches will lead to change.
'Gender has taken precedence over race in HE, white women have been the main beneficiaries of policy making such as through Athena (white) swan'. Competing inequalities: gender versus race in higher education institutions in the UK
This is right up there with “We were booing Adam Goodes because we didn’t like him as a player, nothing to do with racism”. Yeah. Good one 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
There's still no evidence Black Lives Matter protesters caused Melbourne COVID-19 surge
About half of California prison inmates killed by COVID-19 were disabled, advocates say
Just remember, a 12 y/o Indigenous boy faced a children’s court for receiving a stolen Freddo frog.
Freddie Gray verdict: US police officers who kill rarely get punished, but they might get rich via @qz
10 years for vandalizing Confederate statues. 0 for murdering Breonna Taylor.
“I live alone, I was seriously going crazy, I was sick and all I could think about was my daughter.” A piece I wrote for @HuffPostAU about the experiences of residents not receiving adequate health services during ‘hard lockdown.’ #melbournelockdown
Just video proof of the type of people we are dealing with this is the DHHS worker in charge of the building. Laughing at us after these officers were violent. (This took place when we went back with out AMSSA reps to grab the badge numbers and information for complaints).
The same NSW Govt that runs protest organisers to court and condemns us as reckless is defending pubs despite multiple COVID cases. The right to drink trumps the right to protest in Aus. Unless your Black living under the Intervention - then you can be locked up for both!
My god, this story: Student at Groves HS in Birmingham, Mi, is incarcerated in a juvenile facility on the alleged probation violation of not keeping up with her online schoolwork during the pandemic. She's still there. Surprise twist in the next tweet.
This is one of the most famous paintings in American history: Declaration of Independence. I decided to put red dots on all the men who held slaves. Next time someone puts them on a pedestal and says we can't question their judgement on guns or whatever, show them this image.
@RegdarKhrast @smithsonian @amhistorymuseum Out of all the slaves he owned he freed <10 and most of those were because Sally Hemmings forced him to free some of HIS children. He freed I think 5 upon his death and the rest were sold because he owed a billion dollars all over town.
Two key findings. Institutionalized racism causes health inequities, but is rarely named in the public health literature. More public health research is needed on institutionalized racism to overcome its substantial, longstanding effects on health and well-being.
The low age of criminal responsibility in Victoria disproportionately impacts young people who are socially disadvantaged. This is particularly the case for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, who have experienced trauma and institutional racism.
I wish little Black girls in this society were afforded the innocence & protection y’all endlessly offer to fully grown white & white approximating women
@LukeLPearson @NaomiWolfeAU When people are more upset about a piece of fabric burning, but tear down and burn down our sacred sites and we hear barely a whisper let alone a roar
If other people asserting their humanity is an affront to your sense of self or your civilization then neither of these are stable enough to stand on their own nor should they stand. 🤷🏾‍♀️
Many who tweeted about my father today would have hated him 50 years ago. He was for the eradication of poverty and caring for poor people. No human was an alien to him because he believed this is a World House. And he asserted that inequality in healthcare is most inhumane. #MLK
My 1st job was as a welfare officer in Kalgoorlie. An 11 yr old I case managed from Wiluna went 2 jail in Perth 4 stealing FOOD! I didn’t sleep 4 a week. It made me physically ill. He was well under 5ft. Had a pair of thongs, singlet & trackies 2 his name. These r little babies
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids have contact with the criminal justice system five years earlier than non-Aboriginal kids.
@Utopiana That is a really tough read. The lack of investment in young Aboriginal children includes the systemic failure to support and protect Aboriginal families and to investigate the tragic deaths of Aboriginal babies. #heartbreaking
When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code
Paul Keating Redfern Speech (1992) “We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life. We brought the diseases. The alcohol. We committed the murders. We took the children from their mothers. We practised discrimination and exclusion.” #FirstNations
Why is the government leaving the problem of solving poisoned water to a teenager? Why elect government if they're unwilling to ensure clean drinking water? A government that fails to care for its people has no leadership mandate
‘Act of genocide.’ Eugenics program tried to ‘breed out’ Black people in NC, report says
This is a very energized crowd, possibly the biggest I've seen since early days BLM marches. It's wrapping around the federal courthouse, sounds of tom tom drums, say their names
To understand racism you need to understand power dynamics. To understand sexism you need to understand power dynamics. To understand poverty you need to understand power dynamics. To understand power dynamics you need to listen and believe the stories of the powerless.
Oh shit! Is this the moment? Did it take a global pandemic for racism, as a thing OUTSIDE the imagination of Black and brown folx, to FINALLY take center stage Don’t get tired or lazy white folx...this is just the beginning...”many hands make light work”
According to the right wing press- People on the internet being mean to millionaire celebrities who are racists or rapists: cancel culture Black mps receiving so many death threats they have to close their offices: healthy debate
"The police left my baby at the scene w/o asking abt his safety. The police refused to look for my baby when I told them he had been abducted.... little black lives don't matter in WA." Judge denied family's call for inquest into Baby Charlie's death
Please do not forget about Baby Charlie. Important article from Lorena Allam but a warning that this is very hard to read.
Another cover up. Police kill and know they’re above the law & this is another horrific death that exposes this reality. Baby Charlie died a horrendous death & no one will be held to account RIP 💔💔 Baby Charlie #DefundThePolice
@TracyWesterman @Ema_Leia How the hell is this possible What country treats children this way We must stop this insanity cruelty and death I know how vulnerable these young ones are This is SO WRONG Heartbreaking
Thread/ Also how this busted ass government keeps vilifying folk who are mulitiply marginal specifically those are black and with disabilities is so infuriating. After 8 weeks of trying to get through Centrelink, DHHS and NDIS...
The Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum in Australia, bringing to the forefront the fact that, in the almost 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, 439 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody.
one of my favorite observations from ta-nehisi is this, written in the context of obama but very applicable in the present moment “Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others.”