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On the anniversary of #Charlottesville, join the movement @privtoprog and tell your network that you will NOT BE SILENT! #ShowUp
On April 12, @MichelleSaahene and I sparked a national conversation with the video of two young men being unjustly arrested @starbucks for doing what people who look like me do every day without incident.
That conversation started a movement to build awareness that when allies educate themselves, speak up in their everyday lives and amplify on social media, they choose to be part of the solution.
That movement is From Privilege to Progress. Join us @privtoprog today, on the anniversary of #Charlottesville, and share our pledge.
If you shared the @Starbucks video, you helped bring attention to the problem. Today, bring attention to the solution. Share the pledge in this thread! #ShowUp
Hello all of you wonderful people who are liking my tweet.

Thank you for bringing attention to the movement to #ShowUp against racism.

Now, as I say to my friends, PLEASE RT MY SHIT! Liking is great, but it's not enough. Sharing shows your network that you will not be silent.
Yes, #UniteTheRight2 is a problem.

BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, it is elected officials, corporations and regular citizens who are perpetuating systemic racism in their everyday lives.

Be part of the solution. Educate yourself, speak up, amplify. #ShowUp

Join us @privtoprog
Dear media,

Stop giving that sad little man who organized the #UniteTheRight2 rally any attention at all.

Instead, #ShowUp again racism TODAY AND EVERY DAY.

Join the movement @privtoprog
Stand #UnitedAgainstHate today. Share the @privtoprog pledge.

#ShutItDownDC #AllOutDC

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Aug 10, 2018
Are you sick of me tweeting about how white people need to #ShowUp against racism?
We’ll get used to it because it’s about to get a lot more intense.
8/12 is the anniversary of #Charlottesville and on that day, @MichelleSaahene and I and everyone @privtoprog will ask you to join our movement. How?
Read 4 tweets
Jul 13, 2018
Okay allies, I just had a productive conversation with a well-meaning white friend about microaggressions. This is how it went.
Her: Sends me article about racism written by black man with this text "Smart, articulate man who expresses his experience fabulously!"

Me: It's a great article. I want to ask you something. Bear with me.
Me: So, if the writer had been white, would you have identified him as a smart, articulate man?"

Her: ...

Me: Really think about it.

Her: ...

Me: You're thinking. Thank you!
Read 9 tweets
Jul 12, 2018
Please explain to me why the people calling the police are not committing a crime. Really. Explain it to me. #ShowUp
Hey #lawtwitter this is a real question. Is there any instance in which calling the police is a punishable crime?
Today’s reminder: Doesn’t say selling water, sitting in a coffee shop, going to the pool. Calling the police is for EMERGENCIES. #ShowUp
Read 4 tweets
Jun 29, 2018
It's time to rally, white allies. If you have been silent because you believe the fight against racism is not your place or you don't know how to get involved, the first step is to speak up--on social media and in person. It matters. #ShowUp
There are way too few of us speaking up in our circles of influence. Your voice is needed. You can set an example of how allies can #ShowUp against racism.
YOU can be the person that models how to #ShowUp, how to use your privilege for progress.
Read 4 tweets
Jun 26, 2018
Important facts for white allies:

If you are white, 93% of your social network is white.

White social media users only share about race 8% of the time.


#ShowUp and use your privilege for progress.
You may see many posts about racism. You may also think that your circle of friends is of a like mind and therefore they are also seeing them. BUT...
I know, from firsthand experience when I posted the @Starbucks video, that I was WRONG IN THAT ASSUMPTION.
Read 5 tweets
Jun 19, 2018
Happening now in Philly #keepfamiliestogether #ShowUp
.@MikePenceVP holding fundraiser in hotel here
This is how we #showup #keepfamiliestogether
Read 4 tweets

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