Author • Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America

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Joined February 2009
Hey New York! Just signed books at the @SchomburgCenter in Harlem. Stop by today and get your autographed copy of my new book, “Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America.”
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Just got my booster. I got my free Covid booster shot today at the NYC mobile vaccination bus at the AMC Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem.
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The House has voted 220-213 to pass the Build Back Better bill. Not a single Republican voted for: • Universal pre-K • Child care tax credits • Paid family leave • Elder care • Medicare coverage for hearing • Lower prescription drug costs
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“With respect for those who work in this Capitol, and as a courtesy to my colleagues, I will be brief." – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning, after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered an 8-hour speech to delay a vote on the Build Back Better Act
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Prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery murder case questions Travis McMichael about his emails. The world needs more crazy people who take action and don’t “care about jail,” he wrote. McMichael agreed we “have to make an example” out of people, adding: “Hope y’all catch the vermin.”
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Prosecutor to Travis McMichael: So you thought Ahmaud Arbery would want to have a conversation with you after he ran away from you for five minutes, you chased him with a shotgun, and your father yelled at him “Stop, or I’ll blow your fucking head off”?
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Prosecutor: Did Ahmaud Arbery reach into his pockets? Travis McMichael: No. Prosecutor: Did he yell? TM: No. Prosecutor: Threaten you? TM: No. Prosecutor: Brandish weapons? TM: No. Prosecutor: Gun? TM: No. Prosecutor: Knife? TM: No. Prosecutor: He just ran? TM: Yes.
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“I don’t want to live in Memphis anymore…Who passed that law to let these kids come around and carry guns everyday — open?…They made that law so that we can kill each other.” – Local resident, speaking on the murder of Young Dolph
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The House votes 223-207 to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for posting a photoshopped video showing him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Only two Republicans voted for the resolution.
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“What is so hard about saying that this is wrong?” — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, responding to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who refuses to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for posting an anime video showing him killing Ocasio-Cortez
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“A Black. The Black. The only Black.”
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Travis McMichael profiled, hunted, shot and killed unarmed Ahmaud Arbery and then called Arbery a “fu**ing ni**er”as he lay on the ground dying. Now he’s on the witness stand acting like he’s some kind of expert in empathy. I guess the tears come later.
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White conservatives who are afraid of the darkening of America are running a Race Against Time to engineer anti-democratic systems to maintain white power with minority rule. Part of my discussion with @rashadrobinson at the @SchomburgCenter last night. invidious.fdn.fr/ZSt3oyW6cjw
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Live with @rashadrobinson and @SchomburgCenter at 6:30 pm Eastern to talk about my new book, Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America. invidious.fdn.fr/user/theschombur…
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I can't figure out why my FICO score keeps going up and down when nothing has changed. 🤷🏿‍♂️
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Vice President Kamala Harris, at White House infrastructure bill signing ceremony, says today’s infrastructure bill is “historic” but reminds audience that it is “part one of two.” “Congress must also pass the Build Back Better Act,” she says.
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“You cannot hide behind self-defense if you provoked the incident.” – Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger, delivering closing arguments in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial
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The fact that 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is celebrated as a “hero” for killing two people with an AR-15 while unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was vilified as a “thug” tells you it’s all about race. 🎥 @whuttv #KLS with @donnabrazile, @raviperry invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=ptJjAHTW…
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