The Root Collaborative

equity designers for radical change.

Charlotte, NC
Joined on June 14, 2018
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @therootcollab and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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Understand your race story so that you can understand your racist ideas, what shaped your lens and change it, question the status quo and “that’s just how we do it” At work, home, as a country. Question history. Educate yourself with professionals who do this work for a living. https://t.co/jsBfo1QePG

Quoted @TheUndefeated

Many white folk continue to pose the question: “What can I do?” The answer is simple. Study what your forefathers did. Then do the opposite. via @BrandoStarkey https://t.co/Krw8NuKkpy

A message #BlackLivesMatters #BlackTransLivesMatter https://t.co/T6GPw6mGds

Getting ready to collaborate with schools that know what matters, that are in it for the long haul & that are in it for your, our, my children. https://t.co/WBw1dQ8hXG

Grassroots Momentum Builds for Anti-Racist K-12 Instruction https://t.co/0yE4rpwjyG via @educationweek @CMSboard @CMSSupt The Root Collaborative is ready and willing to get started when you are.

@PatrickAMazza @therootcollab @DrIbram And this is the crux of the problem. If white people have to wait until they’re treated inhuman to listen when Black people have been screaming this for years, it’s just an act of self-preservation. It doesn’t mean y’all give a damn about Black people or equality at all.

“Sometimes words fail you”
One spectator trying to describe how she felt seeing dozens of artists painting the words Black Lives Matter on S. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Each letter has an individual artist leading the effort to post their own design. #BLM https://t.co/uDjOapwp9Q
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“Sometimes words fail you” One spectator trying to describe how she felt seeing dozens of artists painting the words Black Lives Matter on S. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Each letter has an individual artist leading the effort to post their own design. #BLM https://t.co/uDjOapwp9Q

Black Lives Matter Messages Defaced On Ardrey Kell, Community House Rocks | WFAE. REFRAME: These are not actions of a few racist people. The roots are systemic and institutional. https://t.co/QDRpPrpYi0

Do Cops Belong in Schools? Minneapolis Tragedy Prompts a Hard Look at School Police https://t.co/Kao5MID3fY

via ⁦⁦⁦⁦@nytimes⁩ “‘I frankly think that generally the vast, overwhelming majority of police are good people,” Mr. Barr said.’ By using the few bad apples argument, they are trying to avoid true systemic change. NO! https://t.co/UYi4MDifwG

COMMON
a month ago

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." Malcolm X. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/QGAHhjYPVK

Quoted @EducationNext

Desmond Ang: "My results indicate that each officer-involved killing in the county I studied caused three students of color to drop out of high school." https://t.co/Wq3Igb2fzn https://t.co/xZ9acrBG6M

Desmond Ang: "My results indicate that each officer-involved killing in the county I studied caused three students of color to drop out of high school." https://t.co/Wq3Igb2fzn https://t.co/xZ9acrBG6M

The SYSTEMS are all CONNECTED. When we separate drop outs, from police brutality, from school segregation we chase threads but miss the root. https://t.co/7O6N0w7zeY

Desmond Ang: "My results indicate that each officer-involved killing in the county I studied caused three students of color to drop out of high school." https://t.co/Wq3Igb2fzn https://t.co/xZ9acrBG6M

Desmond Ang: "My results indicate that each officer-involved killing in the county I studied caused three students of color to drop out of high school." https://t.co/Wq3Igb2fzn https://t.co/xZ9acrBG6M

I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action. https://t.co/jEczrOeFdv

The same is true of the Justice SYSTEM. We cannot separate the Education SYSTEM and the Justice SYSTEM or the INjustice connecting them. We need to get to THE ROOTS of the systems. This is the work.

In most urban areas, neighborhoods, thus schools, are hyper-segregated by race and income. These neighborhoods are over policed. The Education SYSTEM is created by discriminatory policies and practices which support racist ideologies and beliefs. Not by a few racist people.

SYSTEMS School disproportionality suspend black and brown students compared to their white counterparts for the same infractions. Minority students are more likely to be arrested on school grounds or referred to law enforcement for school issues.

Quoted @DrIbram

This doesn’t happen everyday. It is fitting it happens on the day we are Blacking out for Black lives and hopefully supporting our local independent bookstores, too. The #1 and #2 overall bestsellers @amazon right now are two books challenging racism. This is you. 🖤🙏🏾🖤🙏🏾 https://t.co/jglXmlEfeY

This doesn’t happen everyday. It is fitting it happens on the day we are Blacking out for Black lives and hopefully supporting our local independent bookstores, too. The #1 and #2 overall bestsellers @amazon right now are two books challenging racism. This is you. 🖤🙏🏾🖤🙏🏾 https://t.co/jglXmlEfeY

We love them both and use them in our work @therootcollab but I would flip the order;) https://t.co/jKUtzffhvF

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