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Ida Bae Wells @nhannahjones nhannahjones@nytimes.com

Reporter @nytmag covering race from 1619-present//AKA The Beyoncé of Journalism//Co-founder https://t.co/JhM7RDuNkr //smart and thuggish//#1619Project

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"While jail populations have dropped 18 percent in urban areas since 2013, they have climbed 27 percent in rural ar… https://t.co/xVKSAUavMG
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12/16
2019
@TBos90976586 If “winning” means black people have to be rendered invisible and we have to ignore facts, then what is the victory? @Sifill_LDF Exactly! Whole framing is nonsensical. Though it certainly shows what we’ve been saying, is that typica… https://t.co/DZ5fr8DQGW @kcfla1 Who is we? And do you know how much the deficit has risen under Trump? @phoenixflies4 Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Gary, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Omaha... @LoriNapolitano Dade County did not go for Trump. And there are black people in those counties that went for Trump… https://t.co/QyMvDC1F6Y @LariatDavid @GeeDee215 @beefbourguignon Maybe you ought to be able to distinguish between someone complaining abou… https://t.co/Ab7nWFGxx0 @zhaabowekwe @Brandon28257199 Also, where does he think the land that allowed for slavery came from? I have zero in… https://t.co/fUviboGNvT @willrsimpson @WylliamOne @Eugene_Scott Maybe because in a democracy nothing is more detrimental than losing the ability to cast a ballot. @RodCarrillo3 Well, if you don’t count black people, then maybe you’re right. Are you arguing black people don’t count? @b_2rsist0 Except the heartland is extremely diverse politically, racially and culturally. You go to Michigan but n… https://t.co/ijqcvXvLZn @beefbourguignon @GeeDee215 Whether they were doing it for good is beside the point. Let a big group of black folks… https://t.co/nSjXa2Ik4hLook a what they are doing | A judge ordered up to 234,000 people to be tossed from the registered voter list in a… https://t.co/2KMBj8igb0
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @GeeDee215 Jump the turnstile because you actually have no money you’re getting arrested. Jump the turnstile becaus… https://t.co/bhNee0XaJJWhite people just experience a fundamentally different kind of policing. https://t.co/Q9iUyVC93x
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @nandikerri @KevinLevin @DrJoyDeGruy Kevin Levin did not write this. He shared it. @ststerling I noticed they went to Milwaukee County not the city of Milwaukee. @Wendy____B 🙏🏽 @PhilWMagness @devarbol @Historian_Steve @ScottSandage @colinewoodward @KevinLevin @KeriLeighMerrit NHC scholars ha… https://t.co/NkpBB5a5kHWhen "all you can be" is an utter disgrace to the uniform. #ArmyNavy https://t.co/nZiJtuQjJ7
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsYou all will never tire of this tired framing will you? Republicans live in the beltway, black people live in the M… https://t.co/EeHGSIKYxjToday "Descendants Of UVA Memorial To Enslaved Laborers" met at The Jefferson School to share genealogy data and… https://t.co/hclrebn6Hc
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @rochelleriley Cannot wait to read. As always, thank you for your work.Remember when I couldn't make events 'cause I was finishing the project? The project - how trauma & adverse childho… https://t.co/wYjzTBmaxW
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsA Wisconsin judge ordered the state to take as many as 234,000 people off its registered-voter list Friday because… https://t.co/zF09zJQOe1
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsThe @UNChistory Department has issued this statement about the settlement agreement between our Board of Governors… https://t.co/I7JSTufYgZ
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsNaw. https://t.co/laYAWFWxiaWest Point investigating hand symbol with possible links to white power used by cadets during Army-Navy game https://t.co/OnxFqh3XmE
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsA depressing but important thread. https://t.co/wy4AT78NqiThe fiercest federal lawman you never knew — and he was African American https://t.co/ajh2CWXg2i
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @walizonia @KevinLevin I refused to read them.Graham vows to help make impeachment "die quickly" in Senate https://t.co/Y8YoIHJrUg https://t.co/wUZqJ4RqjK
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @orfieldtweet Thank you, Gary. @Brandon28257199 @zhaabowekwe Unnecessary. @PhilWMagness @KevinLevin Most of his criticism is actually of my article and my framing. And he writes that I am a… https://t.co/2FnsjDC1vv @odog333 In all seriousness, that’s what this amounts to.The nation was founded on the genocide of indigenous peoples, the criminalizing of our beliefs. It was illegal to p… https://t.co/9kqYlruO8a
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @PhilWMagness @KevinLevin I don’t think you’ve seen a criticism of the project that you haven’t agreed with. So, ok. @PhilWMagness @KevinLevin Ok, Phil. @The_REAL__Weave @KevinLevin @PhilWMagness @h1x_sam (I also have a degree in history. FYI) @The_REAL__Weave @KevinLevin @PhilWMagness @h1x_sam Is that clear? And since it’s not a history, but a work of jour… https://t.co/K0JTBhbtnf @PhilWMagness @KevinLevin Sincerely, I don’t know what this means. I don’t understand how this does not describe th… https://t.co/YPElpurnMV @PhilWMagness @KevinLevin How would you define the planter class?
12/15
2019
@PhilWMagness @KevinLevin I don’t think so. Desmond does not argue that capitalism is profit. And are you actually… https://t.co/GJ4oAttNrq @KathyBritcoon @Janedrummer @KevinLevin @KevinLevin did not write the article! @tiffani369 @Georgetown Yes, Tiffany!Big news at Beacon High School: students are planning to boycott school on Monday, and potentially much, longer, to… https://t.co/CkiSyiFYWH
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @PhilWMagness @KevinLevin Also, my essay was the first and Desmond’s the second. No evidence he read more than those two. @PhilWMagness @KevinLevin You think this is a good critique?Richard Hatcher of Gary, Indiana, one of first black mayors of a major U.S. city, has died. He was 86. https://t.co/xJToj6ioAn
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsOur study just up! The country’s biggest freight railroads have waged a campaign to discredit climate science and o… https://t.co/i5w7SopO4G
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @brentinmock @grist @sommermathis @CityLab @TheAtlantic @thenarobinson @justschools This was beautiful, Brentin. Go… https://t.co/LojbEGQ2Qm"Mommy, I'm okay, but all my friends are dead" --only child to survive. I'll never forget that quote. Never. #Newtown http://t.co/m8sDfiMuY5
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsHistorians regularly debate each other’s work. It is expected & strengthens the work. But in reading how little of… https://t.co/Jh8nh88RWb @MidwinCharles It’s actually really taxing. I think I’m going to check out for a bit.I’m trying not to engage specious critiques, but this graph is sort of amazing in its ugliness. That a reputed hist… https://t.co/Tjdbl6WiAe @AbeFord92 @KevinLevin @h1x_sam Muted by who? Since I can read what you wrote? Further, are you arguing this is good criticism?.@RepValDemings calls for @senatemajldr to recuse himself. "The moment Senator McConnell takes the oath of impart… https://t.co/xfG3AkIA4D
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsI stand with the students and faculty on this matter. https://t.co/bJcn0M3n0y @h1x_sam @civilitywars @KevinLevin For instance, he disagrees that enslaved people during the Civil War self emanci… https://t.co/KIg4r6mT7w @h1x_sam @civilitywars @KevinLevin Do you understand how historiography works? It’s not just about listing facts. F… https://t.co/ATJKmLForu @h1x_sam @KevinLevin List the revisions you think it requires. @KevinLevin Wow. That was...something. https://t.co/AuXn5h3BY9 @h1x_sam @KevinLevin I already have.The Mellon Foundation withdraws support for UNC's $1.5 million grant proposal after learning of university's own de… https://t.co/IXNPNl8L5S
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsSo, worked as intended. https://t.co/xVq0Z8YA4D.@UniteHere11 is fighting for better wages and benefits—and I stand with them. The DNC should find a solution that… https://t.co/IRt6CcFQOe
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsFeaturing some of the best #longreads of 2019 by @tressiemcphd, @JaneMayerNYer, @Jayson_Greene, @drewmagary,… https://t.co/HVroGEtz20
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells"Bevin Pardons Man Convicted of Beheading a Woman and Stuffing Her in a Barrel" https://t.co/3DCypss4qQ
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsLashonna is a first-time single mother who could do with some love. This pregnancy has been difficult, and she’s fo… https://t.co/a8badI7hPQ
Retweeted by Ida Bae WellsYou are amazing! https://t.co/GPLEyNBGeV
12/14
2019
@rasmansa @MrZoont @KimberlyEAtkins Or all the businesses that simply did not serve black people. Or, today, settl… https://t.co/DIkZWt9Cae @MrZoont @KimberlyEAtkins It’s literally on tape. Maybe read the article. @Al_Letson Smh @PlusTouCEO Who argued that it is just white people? @AlFromBayShore @rolandsmartin It is explicitly racist & ludicrous to argue that black people have not developed th… https://t.co/z72QZ16Ezm @AlFromBayShore @rolandsmartin No, he's saying exactly what I said he said. @nhannahjones @tomsherwood: Folks buy into a community and assume their kids will go to those schools forever and a… https://t.co/BzRMRRPwiH
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @tospik @JamilaWehner @AngieTheOptimus @HegdeSanat Because no one is says no that at all. As the person who wrote t… https://t.co/6IjdDmEzBV @dinadinadinas Not even sure what this means since Montgomery County is a perennially liberal stronghold. @silenefreesia Articulate does not equate to interesting and in fact is unrelated to how interesting something is. @KimberlyEAtkins @rlnave I guess he thought saying black people were not part of the superior white racial group wa… https://t.co/lYWWuAuFOi @DirtyMurry @robogreen @marcushjohnson The purpose is that white liberals say they believe in Integration and equal… https://t.co/dTSjyx7A1j @MIHistoryGuy Actually, the North also had legalized discrimination and, yes, it enforced segregation through violence as well.So let’s also be clear: It’s why I do not automatically give deference to someone’s “scholarship” just because they… https://t.co/BEdMBIIb9pLet’s just be clear about what he’s advocating here. “Jim Crow” was a 100-year period of legal racial apartheid sus… https://t.co/YBAqL8aiABWow. This is actually real. https://t.co/SNz6RN4ajb @Mohamed83293371 I give what I think it deserves. @NeelaSaldanha Riiiiiiggggghht. @Mohamed83293371 Lol @Phayd2Blaque @rhonda_harbison Lol. Google me.George Washington was moral coward - and a fire-breathing slave owner, writes the historian Eric Foner in ⁦@LRB⁩ https://t.co/rDA3rpf0pD
Retweeted by Ida Bae Wells @RealTalkGwenS Interesting that you assume this involves busing. And black parents pay for those schools, too, and… https://t.co/KWcaTqPd5E
12/13
2019
@JamilaWehner @tospik @AngieTheOptimus @HegdeSanat Except, we do. @WEschenbach I got the scenario because *I* asked the question and I know what I was referring to. @rainekasey Right. I know it feels wrong. And I know why it feels wrong. But the feeling wrong also feels wrong bec… https://t.co/yyBb9iaFwl @michaelharriot Someone said to start responding by saying, “Thank you, so are you.” And I am SO doing it.One of the most fascinating and revelatory things about the responses to this question have been the number of whit… https://t.co/kMZEC2SEWv @ritaresarian @dubyapeigh Exactly. The integration battle around my daughter’s school was white and Asian parents f… https://t.co/0rbgYYOhNa @anitahollander I wonder if you all understand when you compare black people to disabled people how that sounds.
12/12
2019

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