Clint Smith

Clint Smith

@ClintSmithIII

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Writer. Teacher. Emerson Fellow @NewAmerica. Author of Counting Descent (2016) and How the Word Is Passed (2021).

Joined on January 24, 2012
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A lot of ppl are asking abt policy solutions. Here are a few: 1. Ask your mayor & city council for strong Citizen Review Boards 2. Budgets. They’re powerful. Find your city’s police budget. Compare that to the school & housing budget. More $ in fmr ➡️ school-to-prison pipeline

Wesley
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Referring here to the property destruction. Always important to note that the first violence here was committed by the police when they killed George Floyd, and we’ve watched other clear acts of violence by officers during these nights of demonstrations

Wesley
23 minutes ago

As always, everything can be true. The violence can be the result of black residents, and also white anarchists and anti fascists, and also white supremacists and other subversive agents and also... We often foolishly craft simple narratives to explain complicated realities.

Been re-reading the homie @ClintSmithIII’s work today. This poem is from his book Counting Descent. https://t.co/Fsf4p8vRWR

Been re-reading the homie @ClintSmithIII’s work today. This poem is from his book Counting Descent. https://t.co/Fsf4p8vRWR

Hi all! I found out that @ClintSmithIII is part of a talk with @facinghistory on Wednesday June 3rd about Justice, Equity and Civic Agency in our schools. Thank you to my fellow @BCECTA committee member Cassia for sharing about it! Sign up here: https://t.co/lGqILy0rQm #bcedchat https://t.co/5ILWhfsSsd

Hi all! I found out that @ClintSmithIII is part of a talk with @facinghistory on Wednesday June 3rd about Justice, Equity and Civic Agency in our schools. Thank you to my fellow @BCECTA committee member Cassia for sharing about it! Sign up here: https://t.co/lGqILy0rQm #bcedchat https://t.co/5ILWhfsSsd

Small portion of the Powderhorn Neighborhood meeting. If you like in Whittier, we are meeting in Whittier Park at 4 to discuss how we plan to protect our neighborhood from outside agitators and keep the moment focused on #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd https://t.co/HPZfpYNc1h

Small portion of the Powderhorn Neighborhood meeting. If you like in Whittier, we are meeting in Whittier Park at 4 to discuss how we plan to protect our neighborhood from outside agitators and keep the moment focused on #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd https://t.co/HPZfpYNc1h

For the sake of my own power, I’m going to say something I have never revealed in 20 years. (Thread)

All other cities rebelling against state powers need to be prepared for whites supremacist groups infiltrating your demonstrations in a real organized way. We are days ahead of y’all and the news you’re probably getting from us is likely days behind.

PIMENTO JAMAICAN KITCHEN IS A GOOD RESOURCE DROP OFF SPOT FOR MPLS FOLKS LOOKING FOR ONE

If you are not a northside, please stay out tonight-we have multiple groups coordinating efforts to keep our neighborhood safe, we don’t need a ton of confusion or distractions come curfew.

Look out for each other out there.

For @GENmag, I wrote a small thing about the return to American Normalcy. 

https://t.co/OTTgXZw6wC https://t.co/NX7PkxyOB7

For @GENmag, I wrote a small thing about the return to American Normalcy. https://t.co/OTTgXZw6wC https://t.co/NX7PkxyOB7

These white dudes destroyed this barbershop. We out here riding around with a fire extinguishers just making sure nothing else lights up. https://t.co/fqLTZ0y9ks
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These white dudes destroyed this barbershop. We out here riding around with a fire extinguishers just making sure nothing else lights up. https://t.co/fqLTZ0y9ks

My heart hurts watching this. I don't know what their motive is or who organized these white people to come out, but they don't care about us. That one woman is about to burst into tears and they won't even look at her... https://t.co/35Hz5ldAaC

The difference between righteous protestors and not is not where they are *from.* The difference is in their MOTIVATIONS for being there and behaving they ways they do SOME OF THESE FOLKS ARE WHITE SUPREMACISTS. SOME OF THESE FOLKS PUT BLACK LIFE IN DANGER OUT HERE ON PURPOSE.

I'm telling y all, this does not feel right...at all... https://t.co/P70ZlIFXav
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I'm telling y all, this does not feel right...at all... https://t.co/P70ZlIFXav

Here's my latest piece for @washingtonpost on how racist state-sanctioned violence has shaped U.S. #history for centuries. “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” -- MLK, 1963 https://t.co/pjDyrKbs5A

Remarkable info coming out of this presser: Gov. Tim Walls, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and now MN attorney general Keith Ellison ALL alleging outside forces, domestic and possibly foreign, have post-Tuesday infiltrated the state, and are

I hope journalists are looking into these videos of masked white "protestors" inexplicably destroying property + walking away w/o comment while protestors of color ask them why they're doing that and urge them to stop. You'd be forgiven for wondering if they're undercover cops.

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