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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 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.
Jun 26, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
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.

SHARING IN YOUR NETWORKS IS THE FIRST STEP IN ENDING OUR SILENCE.

#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...
Jun 19, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Happening now in Philly #keepfamiliestogether #ShowUp .@MikePenceVP holding fundraiser in hotel here
Apr 12, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
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.