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The Gaslighting Hall of Fame

And now…some catch phrases, and their true meanings, nominated for the Gaslighting Hall of Fame: “Liberal media” – catch-all grouping for stuck up, intelligent journalists who dare to conduct thorough research, care about human rights, and call people out on their bullshit. “Family values” – Judeo-Christian monotheism and its rightful place as the foundation for […]

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The Brilliant Strategy of White Supremacy

Let me see if I understand this correctly… Our nation’s white supremacy complex works tirelessly to oppress and destroy Black Americans through slavery, Jim Crow, “law enforcement,” and mass incarceration/war on drugs, resulting in endless generational cycles of economic, educational, employment, environmental, health, lifespan, trauma, and voting disadvantages…and then labels these same Black Americans as […]

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Signing Petitions: Why Bother?

So you’re inundated with requests to sign petitions. Are any of them worth paying attention to? Petitions can serve both practical and symbolic means and outcomes. Their effectiveness is difficult to measure in a vacuum; rather, petitions are most impactful when aligned with other actions. For many individuals, petitions can be an entry point for […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding COVID-19 Relief (Updated, Oct. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on some of my most vulnerable fellow constituents. Black people are […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Excessive Use of Police Force Force (Updated, Oct. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize it to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding the disproportionate impact of excessive use of police force on some of my most vulnerable […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Mass Incarceration (Updated, Oct. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding concerns I have regarding the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration on some of my most vulnerable […]

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Communication to Elected Official Regarding Education Equity (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Feel free to use as much of this drafted communication as you would like, and customize to fit your needs and intended audience. Dear _________, Thank you for your service to our city/county/state/district/country. I’m reaching out to you regarding concerns I have regarding the disproportionate impact of education inequities on some of my most vulnerable […]

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