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June 7, 2020

It has taken the massacre of so many black bodies to get us to this moment.

Thank you, Kimberly, for educating.

And Elmo.

 

White Body Supremacy

“…the term “white body supremacy” — I’m operationalizing it. The white body is used to hearing things that make it comfortable. And so when you say something like ‘white supremacy’ especially here in Minnesota, everybody goes, “Yes, absolutely. Yeah, yeah, absolutely.’ And then what happens is, it goes — just the term, “white supremacy,” is a very intellectual term. It doesn’t land in the body.

-Resmaa Menakem, therapist and trauma specialist in Minneapolis who teaches across the U.S.

[On Being]

Hero.

Congressman John Lewis, who endured horrific beatings, threats to his life, and imprisonment as one of the original Freedom Riders, at Black Lives Matter Plaza. Rep. Lewis is the only surviving speaker of the March On Washington where Dr. King gave his ‘I Have A Dream Speech’

@Yashar Yashar Ali

On December 31st, 2019, the congressman and civil-rights icon disclosed a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In his public statement, his tenor remained characteristically triumphant, even optimistic: “I have been in some kind of fight—for freedom, equality, basic human rights—for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.” He added, “I have decided to do what I know to do and do what I have always done: I am going to fight it and keep fighting for the Beloved Community.” [The Atlantic]


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“I HAVE A DREAM …”

(Copyright 1963, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.)

“March on Washington”

[Full Speech]

https://www.archives.gov/files/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf

 

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