Going to be doing a #StandOnEveryCorner protest today and every Sunday until midterms. For anyone who has a busy schedule and just can't consider a daily protest or commit to an open ended protest consider joining me in a #StandOnEveryCornerSundays mini protest.
Even my cat is taking a stand today. (and "helping" with signmaking!) #StandOnEveryCornerSundays
She is unsure about the lettering on this one...
Nope. She finds the use of red lettering offensive...

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Sep 15, 2018
People feel threatened when identity is challenged. Eg:If white identity is self defined as being in charge of other races & it's challenged by a black leader, they must A: reevaluate or B: double down. The same is true when masculine identity is tied to being "the boss" of women
The process of revaluation includes becoming aware of and taking responsibility for a mistake then evaluating the info & choosing a new definition of race or masculinity. Doubling down includes refusal to look at / take responsibility in light of new info and so includes blame
This was brought to my attention reading about deradicalization of terrorists & white supremacists. An expert explained that they tie their identity as male to fighting or contoling others & that showing them other ways to define masculinity, like protection, helped them change.
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Sep 1, 2018
It seems the Southerners of the time, as well as the far right that we see re surging today, see equality as a zero sum game believing they will "loose" if others "win." THREAD
2. In truth, the white southerners slave owners did loose a great deal of power, money, and leisure time with the loss of their slaves, just like the French nobility lost these things to the "peasant class" in the French revolution. However, it is important to point out
3. that ultimately everyone, even the descendants of the slave owners, won. They may think they lost, as they no longer own the land and wealth around them, but actually, when a society becomes more egalitarian and promotes education, opportunity and industry for all...
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Aug 25, 2018
Was thinking this morning about how we can internalize hatred, even against ourselves, as children without ever realizing it. This happened to me. My parents were very progressive when it came to civil rights, so if you were to ask me as a child what words came to mind on the 1/
subject of black men I would have said things like: brave, oppressed, strong, honorable, and hardworking.
In truth I never saw or met any black people growing up, but I'm so grateful that when I did I had only positive assumptions.
On the other hand had you asked me the same 2/
about women the words that would have come to mind were bad, petty, evil, weak, sinful, dumb, unskilled, untrustworthy, temptress... even though I was a girl AND NONE of the women around me displayed these characteristics. I've wasted an entire life in an inner battle against 3/
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Jul 6, 2018
On INDEPENDENCE Day a delegation of GOPers went to Russia (seemingly so they could tell the Russians that meddling in our elections is no problem at all!)
ONE of them is up for reelection in Nov
Here's a thread about her Dem challenger @VanessaAdiaTX12 1/5 msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-…
2. Vanessa Adia @VanessaAdiaTX12 is an award winning science teacher, mom, & Latina who has decided to take on Kay Granger in the TX12 election. Beyond Russia, her opponent has a record of supporting all Koch initiatives, the far right agenda, & the NRA. fwweekly.com/2018/05/02/tim…
3. Vanessa's campaign has raised about $80,000 through small local grassroots donations from an energized base, while her opponent was given almost 1 mil from deep pocketed big business with very few personal donations. opensecrets.org/races/contribu…
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Jul 4, 2018
I would like to bring awareness to the case of Jose Robles a 44 year old father of three (two DACA recipients and an American citizen) who was ordered deported but fled and took sanctuary in a Church in Seattle hcn.org/articles/immig…
2. He has lived in the US for 18 years and co-owns a painting business. He originally came to the attention of ICE for driving on a suspended license. His case is unusual because he was also the victim of a violent crime (held at gunpoint) and helped police find the criminal.
3. Because he helped police he could be eligible for a U visa (special visa that can be awarded for this service) but the police refused to sign when he needed it. One signature now from Ms. Kimberly Cox, the assistant city attorney of Lakewood WA. (253-983-7755) would grant it
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Jun 25, 2018
Dear Resistance,
It's easy to call our opponents racist, because, well, it's clear.
However, stopping there may be akin to shooting ourselves in the foot because racism is a fruit of a larger tree and attacking the fruit alone, however accurate, will not change it. THREAD
2. When we start to go deeper we see hatred, grievance, entitlement, feelings of emasculation, incompetence, unreal expectations, and failure... and if we go deeper still we'll find that the roots are usually wrapped firmly around a big ball of fear. psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-i…
3. This doesn't make the racism more palatable or the hatred less real but it does mean that if we want to change the outcome, even if it's only for the next generation, we have to find ways to address these fears & disappointments systemically and head on
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