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.@BlacKkKlansman was a feature-length subtweet to Donald Trump, #MAGA, the 53%, Laura Ingraham, David Duke’s insecure self, and white supremacy.

And by subtweet, I mean all out callout.

You could hear a pin drop at the movie’s end.

And that’s all I’m emotionally ready to say.
Thank you, Uncle Spike.

A protestor.
Here are the more subtle themes in @BlacKkKlansman I’m sitting with. Thoughts just starting to form (no spoilers):
1. The commentary on the inside/outside game. Ron Stallworth upended things from the inside, Patrice from the outside, all for liberation. In the film’s end, they both faced the same threat.

We need everyone. Distrust happens, but the judgement between us ain’t healthy.
2. Without giving it away, there are some real conversations to be had about Jewish people who “pass” as white, either by choice or rearing.

The ability to pass is a privilege, and white privilege benefits them. Yet, true white supremacists hate them, too. Deeply complex.
3. The one that is really sticking with me:

White supremacist men are as attached to their whiteness as they are their maleness.

And yet, the 53% run up after their approval-even though their men will let them do their bidding, and then throw them away.

Connie exhibits this throughout the film.

No spoilers, but let’s say she was all to happy to do the work of a white supremacist patriarchy that saw her as a disposable tool.

Kinda like how the 53% will still get their rights stripped away if Kavanaugh is confirmed.
The evidence that plenty of white women choose their whiteness over their womanhood in America has been there for centuries.

This is a reminder.
These are all still forming thoughts, but it is sitting with me.

You HAVE to see this film. I put it in the top 5 of Spike’s canon, and I’m glad he’s back.

Thanks to @JordanPeele, @MatthewACherry, @Monkeypaw + the whole crew for once again provoking us to action.
And I say this, sitting in DC, starting the movie on the anniversary of #Charlottesville and ending it on the anniversary of #HeatherHeyer’s death, with that shameful Unite the R!ght rally coming tomorrow, and trauma of my own protest experiences ripe in my mind.

This is heavy.

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I’m working to replace my addiction to the grind with a commitment to discipline.

I don’t want to do more work.

I want to do my best work.
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My best work will come when I am my most disciplined. Not when I just grind harder than the next.
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I often just say yes because the work is important and it’s got to get done.

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It is therapy, health care, healthy relationships, authentic living, and saying no.

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation. And that is an act of political warfare.' - Audre Lorde.
I feel the need to say this after a conversation with a friend, as we discussed how poorly we've come to interpret that word. And as I've evolved in my own understanding, I am responsible to share what I learn.

Political warfare is more than a half-day off.
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A #SpendYourPrivilege lesson from last nights #InsecureHBO:

Stop coming up to those of us with marginalized identities *after* the meeting and telling us how you “really appreciated” what we said or how you’re “sorry for how you were treated.”

It is literally one of the most irksome things in the world to have “allies” claim they have your back in private but we’re silent in public. Or who say it to ME and not our superiors.

If. You. Don’t. Say. It. When. Or. To. Whom. It. Matters. It. Doesn’t. Count.
And I’d like to say I tell “allies” this every time it happens...but it happens SO MUCH that I’d be exhausted.

It’s exhausting to be courageous and marginalized in shared spaces and stand alone til the meeting is wrapped.

Nah-I need to know who my friends are *now,* not later.
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So you get an invitation to this White House to talk criminal justice.

History proves, unless you’re Kim K., you’ll get 0% of your requests.

But now they’ve got 1000 pictures of your black self with Trump, that give a racist administration some cover.

That ain’t a win.[a rant]
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That’s Trump advice and life advice.
Conventional wisdom is that if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. And generally, I believe that principle.

But that’s not a table. That’s a chopping board.

You must be wise to the difference.
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