That white lady who shared the Starbucks video then co-founded @privtoprog. Writer. Activist. Relentless. #ShowUp
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Aug 11, 2018 • 9 tweets • 6 min read
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.
Aug 10, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
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.
Jul 13, 2018 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
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.
Jul 12, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
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?
Jun 29, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
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
The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.
I just heard they were released at 130am last night. They are real estate brokers and were at Starbucks to meet their family friend. That’s all I have for now.