✊🏽🇪🇹 🇮🇹 ... You are not to be so blind with patriotism that you can039;t face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does or says it.
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Reposted from @nowthisnews On June 7, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the 1836 Project into law, with the goal of promoting 039;patriotic education039; and 039;TX values.039; 1836 was the year Texas won its independence from Mexico. Many have noticed the parallels of the name itself to the New York Times039; 1619 Project, which charted the story of slavery in the United States, beginning with the year enslaved Africans were first brought to America. Conservatives have repeatedly attacked the NYT039;s 1619 Project as inefficiently patriotic, as part of their larger war against 039;critical race theory039; and other forms of anti-racist scholarship. The 1836 Project will come in the form of a pamphlet, and will be given to newcomers to the state when they go for their driver039;s license. Historians have already begun voicing skepticism about exactly what parts of Texas039; history will be truthfully presented, and in what context. 039;Patriotic education presumes that the point of studying history is to make you prouder of a particular place or is to make you a particular kind of citizen,039; said Brian Franklin, associate director for the Center of Presidential History at Dallas039; Southern Methodist University to the Texas Tribune. 039;It presumes that all of those things that you’ll look back to find are positive and good principles.039; According to its initial text, the 1836 Project will 039;promote awareness039; about 039;the history of prosperity and democratic freedom in this state,039; which will include the Texas War for Independence, the annexation of Texas by the U.S., and the first Juneteenth. Gov. Abbott announced the project would also reward students for their knowledge of Texas history. A 9-person advisory committee, including Abbott himself, will be in charge of overseeing the 1836 Project. The law will take effect September 1, 2021. #politics #texas #news #history #propaganda
June 10, 1946: #jackjohnson died after he was involved in a car crash on U.S. Highway 1 in N.C. He was 68. He driving angrily away from a segregated diner which had refused to serve him. His friend survived the high-speed collision with a telegraph pole but an injured Johnson was taken to the nearest Black hospital, Saint Agnes Hospital, 25 miles away in Raleigh where he died. John Arthur Johnson, nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", was a pro boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the 1st Black American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). Widely regarded as one of the most influential boxers of all time, one of the period039;s most dominant champions, and as a boxing legend, his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries was dubbed the "fight of the century". According to filmmaker Ken Burns, "for more than 13 years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth". Transcending boxing, he became part of the culture and history of racism in the United States.
June 10, 1977: #lucyharris of #DeltaState is drafted by the #neworleansjazz in the 7th round of the NBA Draft, becoming the 1st woman ever selected by an #nba team. ⚠Denise Long was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the 1969 Draft, however, the league voided the Warriors039; selection, thus Harris became the 1st and ONLY woman ever officially drafted.⚠ Lusia Harris-Stewart is a former basketball player. Harris is considered to be one of the pioneers of women039;s basketball. She played for Delta State University and won 3 consecutive Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, National Championships, the predecessors to the NCAA championships, from 1975-1977. In international level, she represented the United States039; national team and won the silver medal in the 1976 Olympic Games, the 1st women039;s basketball tournament in the Olympic Games. She played professional basketball with the Houston Angels of the Women039;s Professional Basketball League (WBL). NBA DRAFT: Harris did not express an interest to play in the NBA and declined to try out for the Jazz. It was later revealed that she was pregnant at the time, which made her unable to attend the Jazz039;s training camp. She was selected ahead of 33 other male players, including the Jazz039;s 8th round selection, Dave Speicher from the University of Toledo. LEGACY: 🏀For her achievements and contributions to the Delta State University, Harris was inducted to the Delta State039;s Hall of Fame in 1983. 🏀In 1992 she became the 1st African-American woman inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. 🏀In 1999, Harris, along with her college coach, Margaret Wade, and her teammates in the national team, Nancy Lieberman, Ann Meyers and Pat Head, were among the 26 inaugural inductees to the Women039;s Basketball Hall of Fame. 🏀She has also been named to the International Women039;s Sports Hall of Fame.
June 10, 1940: #marcusgarvey died after having a second stroke. He was 52. Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr. ONH was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, through which he declared himself Provisional President of Africa. Ideologically a Black nationalist and Pan-Africanist, his ideas came to be known as Garveyism. Garvey was a controversial figure. Some in the African diasporic community regarded him as a pretentious demagogue and were highly critical of his collaboration with white supremacists, his violent rhetoric, and his prejudice against mixed-race people and Jews. He still received praise for encouraging a sense of pride and self-worth among Africans and the African diaspora amid widespread poverty, discrimination, and colonialism. In Jamaica he is widely regarded as a national hero. His ideas exerted a considerable influence on such movements as Rastafari, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Power Movement.
June 10, 1997: After spending 27 years in prison (8 years in solitary confinement) #geronimopratt was released after posting bail. Elmer Pratt was a decorated military veteran and a high-ranking member of the #blackpantherparty in the late 1960s - early 1970s. He served two tours in Vietnam, receiving several decorations. Pratr moved to Los Angeles, where he studied at UCLA under the GI Bill and joined the Black Panther Party. PRISON RELEASE: Pratt039;s conviction was vacated on the grounds that the prosecution had concealed evidence that might have influenced the jury039;s verdict. The state appealed the decision, but an appeals court in 1999 ruled this fact to be "039;favorable039; to the defendant, 039;suppressed039; by a law enforcement agency, and 039;material039; to the jury039;s decision to convict;" it upheld the decision to vacate the conviction, freeing him.
Reposted from @stewartdantec I am reading the gospels this morning. You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, Jesus says. I am reminded of James Baldwin words: "People, I felt, ought to love the Lord because they loved Him, and not because they were afraid of going to Hell." #blackwriters #blackchristians #christianity #BlackLiberation #womanist #blackfeminism #theology #jesus #Race #religion #politics #gender #sexuality #power #class #faith #hope #love #blackliterature #church #jamesbaldwin #bible
Don039;t complain now @jemelehill Y039;all knew #joebiden has a long history of racism towards #blackpeople and y039;all still supported him #BlackVoters fell for the #BananaInTheTailPipe again and #democrats will always play y039;all because they know they never have to actually do anything to get the #blackvote Y039;all love #liberalracism I don039;t belong to #dems or #gop and I definitely don039;t vote for #oldwhitemen Y039;all wanted #unclejoe and #kamalaharris y039;all got em 🤣🤣 BTW y039;all was hyped over #vpharris what exactly is she doing for US 🤣🤣🤣😂 #toldyaso #ballotorthebullet
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Reposted from @cocopieclothing Shared from @kirshanmurphy “Research Confirms that Black Girls Feel the Sting of Adultification Bias Identified in Earlier Georgetown Law Study Building on its groundbreaking 2017 Girlhood Interrupted study showing that adults view black girls as more adult-like and less innocent than white girls, Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality today released a follow-up study that finds black girls routinely experience adultification bias. Findings include: - Black girls routinely experience adultification bias. - Adultification is linked to harsher treatment and higher standards for black girls in school. - Negative stereotypes of black women as angry, aggressive and hypersexualized are projected onto black girls. - Adults attempt to change black girls’ behavior to be more passive. - Adultification bias can lead educators and other authorities to treat black girls in developmentally inappropriate ways. - Factors that contribute to adultification bias include racism, sexism, and poverty. - Adults have less empathy for black girls than their white peers.” Learn more: https://endadultificationbias.org/ #adultification #adultificationofblackgirls #adultificationofblackkids #BlackLivesMatter #blackgirlmagic #BlackGirlsRock
Reposted from @wedzeranetwork Following on from yesterday039;s post, we wanted to briefly introduce you to the intersection between colourism and adultification bias. It is important to remember that adultification bias will affect ALL black children, but like with most things the proximity to whiteness will often (but not always) determine the severity and regularity of one039;s experiences. - #blm #amovementnotamoment #BlackLivesMatter #activism #discourse #decoloniseyourmind #education #antiracist #adultification #colourism #unlearning #resources #adultification