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she/her, mwana wevhu | writer, associate editor w/ @Parapraxis_Mag, assistant prof of photography at RISD
Sep 5, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Just say that your free exchange of ideas with white supremacists is more important than the people who’d be materially harmed by Sa’id speech and go, Claire. White supremacists like Spencer and others have long acknowledged that the “free speech” push was a gimmick to normalize the public sharing of their ideas; why do their work for them?
Aug 23, 2018 13 tweets 2 min read
People keep complaining about the plight of white farmers in my mentions and, um, I truly actually don’t care about them pin tweet We were driving around Windhoek today and my uncle was describing how in the 1950s, natives (mostly Herero, Damara, and Nam) were literally relocated to the Katutura townships (created in 1961) so the whites could have their land.
Aug 10, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Hold the phone everyone, the minority whisperer has logged on to share his opinion on what’s best for our communities So let’s start with the disingenuous premise: that young people parroting democratic socialism are the sole articulators of the project. That often misguided DSA & Bernie holdouts hold a monopoly on socialist futurity is a fundamentally BAD FAITH argument.
Jul 26, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
“Glaxo has invested $300 million in 23andMe and the companies have a four-year deal that gives Glaxo exclusive rights to collaborate with the DNA testing company to develop drugs.” Basically, you as a 23andMe consumer are paying to participate in pharmaceutical R&D. Theoretically, this is also an issue of ownership over your own biomatter: you cede ownership of your DNA sample and anything extrapolated from it. This is the fine print:

(via gizmodo.com/what-dna-testi…)
Jul 20, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
This is disconcerting: a federal court in Louisiana ruled that Jewish people are a protected *race*. Not protected religious minority, not people who can/could argue identity-based discrimination, but a *race*

haaretz.com/us-news/u-s-co… Allowing someone to pursue a totally valid discrimination claim is very different from using racially essentialist language around identity legitimate their claim. A federal judge used DNA science to claim the existence of a molecular Jewish identity, and that is not good.
Jun 24, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
And this is why the Dems stay losing and we’re slip sliding into authoritarianism. People could say nothing in Sanders’ defense, but instead continue to offer space for *civil* engagement with fascists. Y’all love white womanhood so much you’d let us die for it. The thing about anti-fascism is that civility and moral righteousness often do not look the same at all.
May 26, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
They literally sold slave children away from their families (one reason being as a kind of punishment) for centuries. Don’t be a fucking ninny, Steve. This is only “un-American” if you’ve literally never spoken or read about experiences of non-white people (or you’ve done both and understand that suffering as being less important or NECESSARY).
May 16, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
I want to be more upset with the president saying "These aren't people. These are animals." But I'm no more upset at him than I am at Enlightenment science and white racial classifications for the past handful of centuries. Thomas Jefferson said orangutans were more sexually inclined to black women than females of their own species; the Nazis made Jews into literal vermin in their rhetorics; immigrants are constantly described as crossing borders in "swarms."
Apr 25, 2018 13 tweets 2 min read
Like with “self-care,” I get frustrated with how our use of “empowerment” revolves around individual action as opposed to also affirming environments. I’m thinking about “women’s empowerment,” specifically, and the idea that you can learn how to empower yourself and that empowerment transcends your environment.
Feb 1, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
As a rebuttal to a challenge she didn’t like about previous transphobic comments, Rose McGowan asks a trans woman, A WHOLE WOMAN, “What have you done for women?” Wow, okay.

variety.com/2018/scene/vpa… Hard pass on cishetero white women passing off fragile attempts to monopolize gendered suffering (when their proximity to whiteness postures THEM as aggressors to multiply marginalized women) as feminism.
Jan 10, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
I feel like in all of the “just gotta work hard” capitalist kerfuffle that we internalize in different ways, we forget that your familial relations (and the networks it affords access to) is one of the greatest determinants of mobility and financial wellbeing. Yes, work hard. Yes, people are able to “transcend” their condition. And also perpetuating this idea serves the interest of racial capital by having you believe that poverty/wealth is a product of individual failure/success.
Dec 13, 2017 5 tweets 2 min read
So speaking of black women in Alabama, their children have hookworm, a parasite thought to have been eradicated in the US. Instead of continuing to take their support for granted, ensure their children and their families have healthcare. Lowndes County, Alabama in 2017.
Oct 10, 2017 14 tweets 2 min read
Something that's equal parts inspiring and really sad is our collective economy of mental health support #WorldMentalHealthDay A lot of us are varying degrees of messed up & unwell, whether a result of violent and oppressive systems or body chemistries (or both)...
Sep 15, 2017 20 tweets 3 min read
And this is why white supremacists are subtly courting white liberals. The entire new respectable re-branding of white nationalism (e.g. "dapper" Spencer) and emphasis on constitutionality and 1A rights...
Sep 15, 2017 20 tweets 3 min read
And this is why white supremacists are subtly courting white liberals. The entire new respectable re-branding of white nationalism (e.g. "dapper" Spencer) and emphasis on constitutionality and 1A rights...