All lives don't matter until Black lives matter American living in Canada / Canadian born in America #WearAMask I like birds she/her

Joined April 2016
Do people actually hear themselves? Not ready for a Black woman . . . "Well, a Black gov is OK, as long as it's a man." "I could vote for a woman, as long as she's white (passing)." "But to vote for someone who is Black AND a woman?!?!?" (feigns shock and horror)
When I announced I was running for Governor of Virginia some said they weren’t ready for a Black woman Governor. They told me to wait my turn. But the time is now. We have 93K followers. We need 100K. RT, follow this account & tell everyone you know to do the same to make history
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I don't doubt for a second that people think and say this. I just can't comprehend how it makes sense to them. (white supremacy, misogyny, the patriarchy, I know . . . but I guess I'm looking for logic where none exists.)
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Someone asked me today if I would re-join their group if they could get the leader to issue an apology to me. No. Apologies should be issued without conditions; not in order to get someone to do what you want.
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I thought I was emotionally stable enough tonight to watch "Finding your Roots." Wow, did I misjudge myself. 💜you @roywoodjr!
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Let's talk about accountability, apologies, and what I call The Blargh (stay with me I'm going somewhere). This is just my two cents, you can take it or leave it. We all fvck up, and sometimes we fvck up on a public platform in a fantastic spectacle of fvcking up. It 1/13
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So CNN, and Washington Post’s responses to Rick Santorum saying Native culture doesn’t exist... is to have a bunch of non-Natives talk about it?
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Replying to @NikkiHaley
Tweet translation: There are documented facts about our country, slavery, systemic racism, and privilege that we don't want certain people to find out about, because if they do, they might realize we've been lying to them🤷🏾‍♀️
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Hey kids. If you make your mom a surprise birthday cake don’t use a cup of baking soda.
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Humans: wow omg how lucky are we that Earth has the EXACT perfect atmosphere to sustain life 🌈💖 Also humans: *changes the atmosphere* Earth: *starts killing people* Those same humans:
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We cannot achieve justice after the police kill us. Justice is Black people getting to enjoy our youth, grow old, and live our lives free of police violence.
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While the media and the police will ask to await more facts, we know a simple and painfully persistent truth: Ma’Khia had a right to live. She had a right to expect de-escalation by trained professionals that didn’t end with her life.
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17) “The result of Operation Warp Speed’s acquiescence is yet another manifestation of Trump’s nativist, “America First” agenda. The contracts, said one Biden health adviser, reflect the “whole ethos” of the Trump administration.” ➡️ “America first” basically = let others die.
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7) a small request to @POTUS Biden & @WHCOS: 📌Please consider modifying the contracts with vaccine makers to allow US to donate its excess vaccines to the world.
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Teaching a target of abuse to just take the abuse better is surprisingly not as helpful as you may think it is.
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Please don’t poison rats. I have an owl that hoots outside my window every night. Just one. Most springs there have been 2. Sometimes last summer, I would go to the front yard and watch them. Mom, dad, and 2 uncertain youngsters.
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She died, eggs still inside. After eating a poisoned rat. They don’t die and poof disappear, the toxic rats. They slow down. They become easy targets. The owls kill them. We’ve killled the owl.
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She would have killed so many rats, to feed her young. If we had let her play her role. Now he sits outside calling for her every night, for hours, for weeks. Just one owl. Please don’t poison the rats.
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The GOP has introduced: 81 bills in 34 states to prevent protesting 361 bills in 47 states to prevent voting 0 bills in 0 states to prevent gun deaths
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