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I figured out how to keep Trump in the wh

Obama should buy a membership to Mar a Lardo & Hillary should buy a membership in his bedminster nj club

My conversation re: white women & activism

Since the march, women in my area are fired up & already having an impact with their activism. Small groups are forming & learning the ropes of protest. I will say from the start I support & join these women. But
Several white women are talking about bringing black women, Muslims, young people into the fold. I find this frustrating & increasingly feel it necessary to confront this idea to bring people to us. One of the most inspiring themes of the march was the intersectionality of where we find ourselves. I have spoken in my group that we cannot miss that point. PoC, minority groups of all stripes have historically led the white majority kicking & screaming to justice. They know how to do this & are effective. I've proposed that perhaps rather than pull people into the fold we acknowledge that the movement we all are fired up over has existed before we were paying attention & maybe for some of us we should allow ourselves to be folded in.
My suggestion is while we have a movement forming around white women, I think radical change might happen if we recognize the power of intersectional protest & join existing activist movements in an area that appears to not directly seem to effect white women & let ourselves be the followers.
I've encouraged the group to be supportive of each other but step outside ourselves & not try to make this about us.

My daughter went to the NYC march

She just got home. Tomorrow is her birthday. So proud of her.

Melania has bigger hands than generalissimo

Just noticed that.

The dilemma we face with comey

With the investigation finally getting around to Comey & the FBI, I am suspicious of the GOP suddenly deciding Comey must go. If he's forced out, Trump picks the next FBI director. I'm listening to right leaning pundits talking about Comey must resign. Why now? He needed to go months before the election.

What happened to braves thread ?

I was crafting a well thought out response to braves thread in post mortem & can't find it.
I'm asking in this forum because well .....

No charges on the Scott killing

I watched the news conference. Most of it was bullshit & smearing the dead victim.

I wrote this for my Nigerian Muslim friend

It is my take on the neimoller quote for the era of trump.

I am a Muslim, a Jew an atheist
I am black,brown,yellow
I am gay, I am trans
My tribe is the 1st people & we have been here forever
My tribe is Igbo from Nigeria & I have just arrived
I am poor from the valley of dirt.
I am poor from the valley of concrete.
I can't make bail
I am sick
I am too young & too old to fight for myself

I am your shield, as surely as they come for you, they will come for me.

Things are going very bad at the pipeline protest

I'm on my phone & too stupid to figure out how to link to twitter but unarmed protesters are being attacked on Sunday night in the dark when no one is watching. The handful of journos there are demanding national coverage. Water cannons in sub freezing temps. This is life threatening shit going on to protect the fossil fuel industry & investors

Has anyone heard from grits?

Or did I miss it? I've been worried about her & other du ers in the low country. I heard from my 3 friends irl who were in Georgetown Myrtle Beach & Elizabeth city.
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