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  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    *75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice*

    Google whether your local police department currently outfits all on-duty police officers with a body-worn camera and requires that the body-worn camera be turned on immediately when officers respond to a police call. If they don’t, write to your city or town government representative and police chief to advocate for it. The racial make-up of your town doesn’t matter — This needs to be standard everywhere. Multiply your voice by soliciting others to advocate as well, writing on social media about it, writing op-eds, etc.

    Google whether your city or town currently employs evidence-based police de-escalation trainings. The racial make-up of your town doesn’t matter — This needs to be standard everywhere. Write to your city or town government representative and police chief and advocate for it. Multiply your voice by soliciting others to advocate as well, writing on social media about it, writing op-eds, etc.

    More and more stories of black folks encountering racism are being documented and shared through social media — whether it’s at a hotel, with the police, in a coffee shop, at a school, etc. When you see such a post, call the organization, company, or institution involved to tell them how upset you are. Then share the post along with the institution’s contact information, spreading the word about what happened and encouraging others to contact the institution as well. Whether the company initiated the event or failed to protect a POC during an onslaught by a third party, they need to hear from us.

    Many companies have recruiting channels that are predominantly white. Work with your HR department to recruit Americans who are descendants of enslaved Africans. Recruiting from HBCUs is a good start. Work to put descendants of enslaved Africans already hired under supportive managers.

    Donate to anti-white supremacy work such as your local Black Lives Matter Chapter, the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, the NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center, United Negro College Fund, Black Youth Project 100, Color of Change, The Sentencing Project, Families against Mandatory Minimums, A New Way of Life, and Dream Defenders. Join some of these list-serves and take action as their emails dictate.

    Call or write to your state legislators and governor to support state-wide criminal justice reform including reducing mandatory minimum sentences, reducing sentences for non-violent drug crimes, passing “safety valve” law to allow judges to depart below a mandatory minimum sentence under certain conditions, passing alternatives to incarceration, etc. Study after study shows that racism fuels racial disparities in imprisonment, and most of the US prison population are at the state and local level.

    Call or write to state legislators, federal legislators, and your governor to decriminalize weed. No, not because black folks use weed more frequently than white folks. Because black Americans are arrested for marijuana possession far more frequently than whites.
    Call or write to state legislators to require racial impact statements be required for all criminal justice bills. Most states already require fiscal and environmental impact statements for certain legislation. Racial impact statements evaluate if a bill may create or exacerbate racial disparities should the bill become law. Check out the status of your state’s legislation surrounding these statements here.

    View at Medium.com

  2. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Let’s be real fucking real. This was due to the push back they received after their previous statement.

  3. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 3:42 pm

  4. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 3:46 pm

  5. 11 purpleshoesla
    May 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Nerdy,

    Simply, thank you.

  6. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 3:54 pm

  7. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 3:57 pm

  8. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 4:05 pm

  9. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 4:12 pm

  10. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    This is how to be an ally. May Salley Rowley rest in power.

  11. May 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    NW the massive anti-racism resource for white people is brilliant, the spelled-out directions so needed. Thanks.
    Am committed to begin ploughing through them. Being one and equal is every breath and not just some far off concept. What appears as separate is feared instead of loved, in a circle. Thank you for your time always. And everything you’ve so truthfully written here. Nothing can take away the pain and injustice and uncertainty of being non-white in America. The w.h. plan today hinges entirely on racism. So sorry this or imo any other response is not enough.

  12. 21 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Everyone! 😘

  13. 22 jer44
    May 26, 2020 at 4:38 pm

  14. 26 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Big things happening at NASA tomorrow! 🚀

  15. May 26, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    I’ve been working on myself and my fellow white people since I was a teenager. Lifelong work. Nerdy, thanks for the resources to renew the commitment!

  16. 29 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 4:41 pm

  17. 32 todjey
    May 26, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Good afternoon / evening to all in TODville.

    Thank you NW for keeping this space open for us.

  18. 34 marleysperson
    May 26, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    • 35 Dudette
      May 26, 2020 at 6:12 pm

      • May 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm

        WOW…great Statement…but i must say ..even if he wasn’t a person of notoriety…he did not deserve to be treated in this manner by this woman

  19. 37 Don
    May 26, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I just want to get my son through high and college and then set him up in his first apartment or house and then leave this world because I won’t be able to bear the fact of losing him over some bullshit. I’m to the point where now when I see or read about how black men and women lose their lives over basically nothing, it worries the fuck out of me, it drives me insane. How do I teach my son how to drive a car and then buy him a car and let him drive to the movies or to a friend’s house? We just started to let him walk by himself to the donut shop two blocks from the house. He’s already 6’2 150lbs of skin and bones with the cutest face and he’s only fourteen years old. I want to let him live his life and see the world. I want him to make mistakes and correct them like I did growing up. Even when we are out at Walmart or HEB I don’t let him out of my sight for one minute, now to some of you this might seem crazy. But to me it’s not crazy at all, it makes perfect sense. I watch the news and I’m on the internet constantly, I know my reality pretty damn well.

    • 38 todjey
      May 26, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Don, I don’t have kids and sometimes I am thankful for that. Cuz i would be a horrible parent in that i wouldnt leave my kid out of my sight either. It would drive me insane too. Sometimes I see little kids wandering far from their parents and that worries me.
      You are perfectly right to be concerned. These cops -all of them, deserve maximum punishment.

      6’2 eh? At 4’11 1/2 … I am jealous 😊 Dont tell anyone but I say I am 5 feet tall when asked. LOL.

    • 39 Dudette
      May 26, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      (((((((((( Don ))))))))))

    • May 26, 2020 at 6:21 pm

      Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. And it’s a fact of life for millions of Americans, day by day.

    • 41 purpleshoesla
      May 26, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      Its. Not. Crazy. (((((Don and son))))) because the sad reality is you are not particularly safe either. #GeorgeFloyd

    • May 27, 2020 at 12:04 am

      Don, my son is a bit older than yours. Yet no difference in what they go thru, & how we continue to protect them. Still, in every call or meeting, I tell him to be careful, be aware of his surroundings at all times. Keep those ear buds outta your ears, Son, so you’re sharply cognizant of yr surroundings, etc. Can’t help myself. I try hard to not infuse my fears into his life. A luta continua. 💞

    • 44 Nerdy Wonka
      May 27, 2020 at 9:17 am

      Sending you and yours peace and comfort, Don. May guardian angels forever watch over your son as he moves through his world as a Black boy and eventually a Black man. May his path always be clear and may he always be protected from evil in any form. May you and your wife see him become the fully realized person you are loving and teaching him to become.

    • 45 nena20409
      May 28, 2020 at 10:27 am

      🙏💪🤗😍💪🙏

  20. 46 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 5:23 pm

  21. 47 pkayden
    May 26, 2020 at 5:46 pm

  22. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    May 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

  23. May 26, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    THANK YOU, NW, and the TOD community for your contributions to everything happening in real time and for your humanity. We are in dangerous territory every damn day. Whether it’s racism, misogyny, a virus, jobs, right to vote or who knows what else, Republicans are here every day to take away from our lives, our experience, our hard work for equality and justice. FIGHT BACK with everything you have.

  24. 54 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    So important that they are raising awareness here.

  25. May 26, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    • May 26, 2020 at 6:24 pm

  26. 60 marleysperson
    May 26, 2020 at 6:41 pm

  27. 62 jer44
    May 26, 2020 at 7:52 pm

  28. 63 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    • 64 tnmtngirl1
      May 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      If adding a fact check to this one, they need to add it to all the tweets about the young woman in FL who worked in Joe Scarborough’s Office. J

    • May 26, 2020 at 8:05 pm

      Fomenting chaos, fear and dissension into our electoral process could be the end of our country and society as we know it.

      It is past time for decent (relative term), high profile republican leaders to mount a clear and sustained opposition if they really care. Mitt has tried a little, but him, George W., Colin Powell, John Kasich, Condoleezza Rice, General Petreus and many others need to go much further than occasional dismay.

      • 66 Dudette
        May 26, 2020 at 8:18 pm

        You’re so right, mags. None of them seem to care enough to do any more than dip a toe in the water. I just don’t understand how a General Powell in particular can sit back and say next to nothing.

    • May 27, 2020 at 12:15 am

      Just delete them. Every breath he takes, he lies. Every tweet he makes, is a lie. Delete is a no brainer. A huge % of his so-called 75M followers are bots anyway. So, we talking 2 real people, Twitter, eh?

  29. 72 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I’m sorry but this funny to me.

  30. 73 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 8:34 pm

  31. 74 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 8:35 pm

  32. 75 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 8:40 pm

  33. 76 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 8:43 pm

  34. 79 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 8:43 pm

  35. May 26, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Think of that … 70 years v 3 months ….

    Putin is winning, every single day ….

  36. May 26, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    My moments on Twitter are likely soon to be over …

  37. 83 pkayden
    May 26, 2020 at 9:57 pm

  38. 84 pkayden
    May 26, 2020 at 10:06 pm

  39. 85 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 10:26 pm

  40. 88 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 10:32 pm

  41. 89 jer44
    May 26, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    • May 27, 2020 at 1:43 am

      Donald Trump is setting the tone by knowingly, negligently, killing thousands and thousands of Americans.
      We knew how it was going to go when we let him take little babies from their mother’s arms, and jail them.
      How about now?
      STOP THE KILLING.

  42. 92 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 11:30 pm

  43. 93 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 11:33 pm

  44. 94 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 11:35 pm

  45. 95 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 11:49 pm

  46. 96 Dudette
    May 26, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    • May 27, 2020 at 1:35 am

      Mr. George Floyd could have simply been issued a ticket to show up in court.
      Instead the criminal officers stood around and watched their co-worker slowly kill him, face down on the street, handcuffed behind his back. Mr. Floyd was stopped for a suspected, non-violent issue only.
      Mr. Floyd was unarmed. No reason to treat him (or anyone) that way. They just wanted him to suffer. They killed him. Start giving cops like these serious jail sentences. Let’s see how their families deal with it, not just Mr. Floyd’s. How many cops think this was not OK and what are they prepared to say about it?

  47. May 27, 2020 at 12:26 am

    Goodnight, TODers, & our magnificent NW. I’m just going to drop this here, coz we all need a teaspoon of sweetness! 💞 (Hope it posts right 👀)

  48. May 27, 2020 at 6:14 am

  49. 108 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 9:11 am

  50. 109 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Some perspective

  51. 111 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 9:26 am

    We all embody the nobleness of the human spirit

  52. 113 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 9:36 am

    The weather’s kinda right now. Hopefully, weather permitting, will we have another milestone in space travel today. 🚀

  53. 114 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 9:41 am

  54. 116 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 9:43 am

  55. 117 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 9:44 am

  56. 118 Dudette
    May 27, 2020 at 10:00 am


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