(Full) Professor.๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“Weird sociologist. ๐Ÿฆน๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Trekkie.๐Ÿ––๐ŸพAuthor/editor of 4 books including RISE UP! How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy.

NYC + The Berkshires
Joined October 2012
You watched a cop lynch a Black man in broad daylight on camera. Now youโ€™ve seen cops allow the murder of young children while they arrest the parents. Youโ€™ve seen enough to become an abolitionist. Youโ€™ve seen enough.
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We donโ€™t have to wait for anything to change or happen externally to imagine what it would feel like for all of us to be truly free. We can use that vision of total, collective freedom as a beacon for the work weโ€™re called to do..
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We canโ€™t radically change society for the better until we radically change what we imagine and feel is possible..
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One thing we know for sure is that every single thing that humans have created, every text, structure, law, policy, object and relation once existed as an idea in someoneโ€™s imagination. We can imagine something different, something better, something newโ€ฆ
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You have to cultivate a vision of the world you want, the world youโ€™re working and fighting for โ€” not just the nightmare youโ€™re fighting against.
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The one thing that gives me a shred of hope is that the level of consciousness we have, globally and domestically, is not the same as it was 50, 100 or 200 years ago. Yes, a lot of bad things are happening but there is also greater awareness that these things are actually bad.
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That awareness might feel intangible or meaningless but it is powerful beyond measure. I have no idea how/if this growing, connected consciousness will shift our politics and practices, but there is a shift underway. Somethingโ€™s happening, thatโ€™s for sure.
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Anyone who feels called to do so is welcome to join me in imagining a society no longer ruled by corporate interests, white supremacists, religious fanatics and warmongering elites.. envision our collective freedom from fear, scarcity and violence. Feel this new world into being.
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Thereโ€™s something obscene and fundamentally unjust about your basic human rights depending on the whims of wealthy racists, religious fanatics and misogynists *regardless of how you vote*. I hope more people finally realize that the entire structure of oppression must change.
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Can someone explain to me what โ€œvotingโ€ will do to change the fact that literally all of your rights can be taken away by a small group of wealthy men regardless of the election results?
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Do people understand that this country was founded on the principle and practice of reproductive injustice? That slavery literally entailed the LEGAL, Supreme-Court-sanctioned monetization of rape and commodification of *every* fetus conceived in an enslaved personโ€™s uterus?
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The fact that a wealthy Black man enabled thisโ€ฆ
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A lot of women and people who are capable of becoming pregnant are going to die as a result of this decision. Many of them will be poor, many will be Black. And thatโ€™s the goal. This is eugenics co-signed by a Black Supreme Court Justice who hates himself and hates his people.
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I just canโ€™t get over how these Democrats said โ€œvote like your life depends on itโ€, won elections at every level of governance and then just let the people who voted for them lose their rights and their lives, too.
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(Iโ€™m pretty much fine with that.)
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Crystal Fleming ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ retweeted
When the penalty for aborting after rape is more severe than the penalty for rape, that's when you know it's a war on women
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Realized that Iโ€™m just never returning to my birth state for the foreseeable future.
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Crystal Fleming ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ retweeted
90-priceless seconds of Jane Elliotโ€ฆ
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this isn't sharia, by the way. islam doesn't forbid abortion. islam doesn't even forbid contraception. the west needs to reckon with its own demons. this isn't just like some bad thing from some imagined foreign place. this is your own bad thing you're dealing with, here.
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She referred to Thomas as a dear friend even after she knew he would overturn abortion rights and she meant every word she said.
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People are (still) paying Democrats to allow Republicans to strip their rights.
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