breonna taylor

Favorite

Twitter Thread: How Dave Chappelle Taught A Comedy Crowd About The History Of Black People And Police

As anti-racism protests continue to be held around the United States following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many people are receiving some serious education in the area of race relations and the way police treat people of color. Given the climate, comic Kenny DeForest thought it was the right time to share this story from 2015. Dave Chappelle was a surprise guest at one of DeForest's shows at the Knit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the crowd (who may have been hoping for a standard set) received a sobering and eye-opening story about the history of black people and police in the US. By the end, even people who initially made light of his tale were humbled and grateful for the experience. It feels very relevant right now, and is a testament to the fact that it is possible to change minds.

Twitter thread about how dave chappelle surprised comedy show in brooklyn, taught people about the relationship of the police and black me, racism, protests, anti-racism protests, black lives matter | My coolest night comedy Chappelle dropped by @ComedyAtTheKnit MrWillMiles @theeclarkjones were still hosting were back room he town supporting Kevin Hart hosting SNL texted @joyellenicole like "any chance Dave wants go up | @KennyDeForest start show thinking he MIGHT come couple comics he sneaks
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Twitter Thread Calls Out Hypocrisy Of 'Woke' Brands' Black Lives Matter Posts

As the country nears a week of protests following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police, there's been an influx of people and brands showing their support on social media. #BlackoutTuesday, which happened yesterday, was probably the largest show of virtual solidarity yet. The "movement," which was mostly on Instagram and Twitter, called for the "muting" of usual programming such as work promotions, art, and lifestyle posting. To show support, many people and brands began posting black squares to their timelines, as an attempt to highlight black voices and information regarding police brutality. Early in the day there was a backlash regarding the apparent censorship of these very voices - it seemed many social users were hashtagging #Blacklivesmatter and creating a literal blackout of important movement information. But as @RespectableLaw, a progressive lawyer who supports working families, pointed out in a fascinating Twitter thread, there are other problems with the squareposting.

Many big brands, from Nike to Microsoft, were eager to adopt the passive show of support. At first glance, it's nice to see corporations take the side of the people who make them profitable. @RespectableLaw, however, took to Twitter to show how many of these brands have extremely shady and inhumane business practices. Most of them have used child labor. There may not be such a thing as ethical consumption right now, but it's important to realize that brands are not your friends - and they have a lot of work to do before their passive shows of solidarity are taken seriously,.

Twitter thread from lawyer about hypocritical brands posting about black lives matter, microsoft, reese's, hershey's, prada | Respectable Lawyer @RespectableLaw Microsoft built products using cobalt extracted by 8-year-old mining slaves Democratic Republic Congo. Microsoft O @Microsoft 22h #NewProfilePic Today will continue uplift voices Black and African American community at Microsoft | Respectable Lawyer @RespectableLaw Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are made using cocoa extracted by 8- year-old
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -