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NYTIMES Bestselling Author of All Boys Aren’t Blue. Emmy nominated Writer & Executive Producer. TIME100 Next Honoree. AφA 06. They/Them
Oct 3, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Tariq Nasheed doesn’t want liberation, he wants the power to oppress like a white man

You can’t be pro-Black and attack Black women regularly

You can’t be pro-Black and patriarchal

You can’t be pro-Black & anti-queer

His hatred of some Black folks is a tool of white supremacy Black women and Black queer people square up daily against anti-Blackness.

He feels that any checking of cishet Black men is anti-Black which is dangerous and part of that “protect the image” at all cost logic.

Naw. Especially when our lives are on the line.
Feb 6, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
Today’s #BlackHistoryMonth thread is dedicated to scientific racism.

Drapetomania: “Runaway Slave Syndrome” American physician Dr. Samuel Cartwright observed black slaves who fled from captivity and saw an illness. He named the illness, “Drapetomania or the disease causing Negroes to flee” #BlackHistoryMonth
Feb 3, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read
Today’s Black History thread is dedicated to racism in swimming. #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth

It’s was reported that an entire swimming pool was drained because Dorothy Dandridge took a swim in it. The New Frontier hotel in Vegas also drained an entire swimming pool because Sammy Davis Jr took a swim.
#BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth
Nov 10, 2017 5 tweets 1 min read
Many of us who are LGBTQ go through a second adolescence because our first (5-18 yo) is about suppressing identity.

So when we do get into our 20's we make A LOT of mistakes that most attribute to younger people because we never got to be younger people in our true identity. Suffice to say, If you are LGBTQ don't be so hard on yourself if your life doesn't mirror the heterosexual timeline of love, marriage, career, and kids because many of your years were stolen from you. So take time to live them.