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Analysis of 200 tweets by Ibram X. Kendi, from 16 Feb 2023 to 14 Mar 2023.

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Ibram X. Kendi

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Partner • #GirlDad • Scholar • BU Prof • Dir @AntiracismCtr • @NationalBook Award Winner • #1 NYT Bestselling Author • MacArthur Fellow • Surviving Cancer 🐍

18,872 tweets
21,053 favourites
8 tweets per day
2012 since
1,567 following
2,753 listed
Boston, MA location

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Ibram X. Kendi
"The rate of preterm births and low birth-weight babies are higher in Georgia counties [with] an above average share of Black residents (greater than 32%). Across the state, nearly half of those Black counties are maternity care deserts." By @margoasnipe https://t.co/NvJ8nb8tsf
14 Mar, 2023 - 01:18 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Excessive force. Searching with invalid warrants. Violating rights to protected speech. Illegal acts toward Black people and people with disabilities. A sampling of infractions of Louisville police from a new report by the U.S. Department of Justice. https://t.co/0ayHWd9aZa
13 Mar, 2023 - 11:30 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
.@CaitJGibson writes about Florida parents' anxieties and resolve about raising children in their state. "We deserve to live in a place that feels comfortable and safe, and to raise our kids like everyone else.” https://t.co/6pW6cFtKAg
13 Mar, 2023 - 05:27 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
"Any person who claims to have deep feeling for other human beings should think a long, long time before he votes to have other men kept behind bars – caged." – Malcolm X Nearly two million human beings are being caged behind bars in jails and prisons in the United States.
12 Mar, 2023 - 04:17 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
On this day in 1861, secessionists adopted the constitution of the Confederate States of America in its capital, Montgomery, Alabama. How did the document ensure slavery was “recognized and protected” & how did it compare and contrast to the US Constitution on slavery? A 🧵1/
11 Mar, 2023 - 02:34 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
.@TrevorProject found when Black trans & nonbinary youth have significant family support, they are half as likely to attempt suicide than when they have moderate/little support. But only 13% said they have significant support. BTW: GOP lawmakers are criminalizing family support.
11 Mar, 2023 - 12:10 AM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Today, on the 110th anniversary of her passing, is Harriet Tubman Day. Her recognition of the horror of slavery allows us to understand why she kept going back to lead people out. May we celebrate her today and every day.
10 Mar, 2023 - 04:57 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
On April 2nd, Edwidge Danticat and I will close out the @kwelijournal Color of Children’s Literature Conference with a discussion of THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES. Join us virtually! 🦋 Register: https://t.co/Tt7jZE3ywJ
10 Mar, 2023 - 02:15 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Racism does not act alone. It continues to intersect with other structures of bigotry. HOW TO BE A (YOUNG) ANTIRACIST can be a stepping stone in teaching young people this intersectionality, this complex reality. 🎥 Feb 2 in Houston. #YoungAntiracist 📚✨
09 Mar, 2023 - 08:55 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
We, at the @antiracismctr, are working to improve and standardize our nation’s racial and ethnic data collection, which will allow us to better track racial disparities and thereby identify racist policies. Learn more about our Policy Office’s work: https://t.co/Rva7QezG21
09 Mar, 2023 - 04:57 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
The 50th anniversary of the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee by Oglala Lakota and members of the American Indian Movement was this past month. "The legacy of activism lives on among those who have followed in their footsteps," writes Kalle Benallie. https://t.co/xQQDPSBcTr
08 Mar, 2023 - 11:16 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Last night, I launched THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES in Jackson, MS, with the "Queen of Jackson," Dr. Ebony Lumumba. I was delighted to launch this board book in the South, where Zora collected the rich folktales that call on us to respect the culture of rural Black southerners. 🦋
08 Mar, 2023 - 10:05 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day. Some trace #IWD to demonstrations on this day in 1908. Thousands of women went on strike in New York City for better working conditions and voting rights. 1/
08 Mar, 2023 - 09:50 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Buprenorphine is perhaps the most effective treatment for opioid addiction. But, as @krigg01 writes in @the_emancipator, “Black communities have very limited access to it, and it is rarely prescribed to Black people." https://t.co/4ZItiRtGmy
08 Mar, 2023 - 08:07 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
The earliest fossil discoveries in North America were made--and often correctly identified--by Indigenous people and enslaved people forced to work the land. Now, as Christian Elliott reports, the field of paleontology is recognizing their contributions. https://t.co/E5HTNBxrrR
08 Mar, 2023 - 01:47 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
"On a planet with limited resources, excess overconsumption by the rich in particular has to be limited, otherwise it just doesn’t add up,” said David Cooper, the new acting executive secretary for the UN convention on biological diversity. https://t.co/GZyzwgWSrt
07 Mar, 2023 - 10:08 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Alaunte Scott, 22, had graduated from Pathways, a D.C. program meant to help people get full-time jobs, just months before two U.S. Marshals killed him. “They hunted my son,” his mother said. “He didn’t pose no threat.” https://t.co/Md0JJi3g0t
07 Mar, 2023 - 09:54 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
TONIGHT! Can’t wait to launch THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES with Dr. Lumumba and the people of Jackson, Mississippi. See you soon. 🦋 https://t.co/Y7EtJdHXzh
07 Mar, 2023 - 08:40 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
"The most damage being done to Jackson, possibly irreparable damage, is the Legislature’s campaign this session clearly has against Black leadership. They’re trying to neuter our leadership and take voting power out of our hands." By Brad Franklin https://t.co/1Oqyjli1UM
07 Mar, 2023 - 08:18 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Between Jan. and Apr. 2022, Louisiana officials held about 27% of people past their release dates. Unconscionable, but par for the course in the "land of the free" with more people in prison per capita than nearly every other country in the world. https://t.co/lZiARZN5GN
07 Mar, 2023 - 07:26 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES is an enchanting board book, based on a fascinating folktale that the legendary Zora Neale Hurston collected, with captivating illustrations by @KahYangni. I’m deeply honored to share that #THEMAKINGOFBUTTERFLIES is out today! 🦋 https://t.co/3qL7HWLf4V
07 Mar, 2023 - 02:46 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Near the end of Jim Crow, American restaurant owners sparked several international controversies when they refused service to visiting diplomats from newly independent African nations. “Let Kennedy feed them if he wants to," one said. https://t.co/3rtdU6EGPk
07 Mar, 2023 - 12:42 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES, my newest board book adapted from a folktale Zora Neale Hurston collected and wrote, comes out tomorrow. Where did this folktale come from, and why is it important? A thread 🦋 1/ https://t.co/3qL7HWLf4V
06 Mar, 2023 - 09:33 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Join me for a live-streamed conversation on the new and updated edition of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST with @guardian columnist @OwenJones84. Hosted by @guardianlive, the event is tomorrow at 7pm GMT/2pm EST. Tickets: https://t.co/N1QIk8n1fi
06 Mar, 2023 - 08:14 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Pittsburgh! Come join me this Thursday, March 9th to discuss THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES and more with Dean @ValerieKinloch, in partnership with @PGHArtsLectures. See you soon! 🦋 Tickets: https://t.co/MhoKtw0lZL
06 Mar, 2023 - 04:14 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Grant Stanton explains the benefits & limits of colonial schools for Black children. "Even basic literacy and spelling could make a ... difference to the children who attended these schools as they navigated a harsh world defined by slavery and racism." https://t.co/TJTF5vz1Qr
06 Mar, 2023 - 02:17 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Families are filing a claim against a California public school district, alleging that their children have had anti-Black racist epithets hurled at them for years. One girl received cards addressed to “my favorite cotton picker” and “my favorite monkey.” https://t.co/AUsIsjAKjU
05 Mar, 2023 - 11:26 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
“We have a lot of smart kids taking AP courses who really have no exposure or minimal exposure to questions of race and racism that’s so central to our democracy,” said Prof. Suneal Kolluri. “[W]e’re not preparing kids to engage the world as it is." https://t.co/tCdkoMl5au
05 Mar, 2023 - 06:25 PM UTC
Ibram X. Kendi
Crispus Attucks, an Afro-Native man, was the first to be killed in the #BostonMassacre on this day in 1770. The first person to die in the American Revolution had fled American slavery. When we erect a U.S. of freedom and equality for all, Attucks will become a Founding Father.
05 Mar, 2023 - 03:22 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @dribram

Room Rater
Good author’s setup. One copy of each of his latest. 10/10 @DrIbram
13 Mar, 2023 - 11:56 PM UTC
Spencer Althouse
here’s Halle Berry tearfully presenting Michelle Yeoh her Best Actress Oscar. they’re the only two women of color to win the award in 95 years
13 Mar, 2023 - 03:34 AM UTC
Paul Adasiak, Statist Beta Cuck 🦆
Great thread (read from top): take the steam from anyone trotting out the "states' rights" nonsense, or trying to minimize slavery's importance to the Confederacy, by looking at their OWN DAMNED CONSTITUTION. https://t.co/EmIK3oSiBB
12 Mar, 2023 - 04:05 PM UTC
Amanda Hunt she/her  ➡️ #txla23
The #graphicnovel version of Stamped from the Beginning by @DrIbram and Joel Christian Gill was beautifully illustrated, easier to for visual learners to understand & impactful. Out 6/6 https://t.co/rEQfKP7Xi9 #librarian #bookrecommendations #librarytwitter #booktwitter https://t.co/LuA0P6aeTV
12 Mar, 2023 - 04:01 PM UTC
William A Goldsborough
The "states rights" argument, dissected 👇🏿 https://t.co/jHxp4r65Q3
11 Mar, 2023 - 11:59 PM UTC
Lawrence Glickman
An editorial cartoon in the Citizens’ Council newspaper, July 1959, demonizing teachers and condemning assertions of racial equality, civil rights activism (note the NAACP poster) and integrated education. https://t.co/JDiDltQbWV
11 Mar, 2023 - 09:34 PM UTC
May-lee Chai 翟梅莉
Thank you to @the_emancipator and editor @amberwaves for giving me space to talk abt Tár's anti-Asian racist stereotypes and ending: from SE Asia as a culturally generic, impoverished space to the silent, subservient Asian. https://t.co/8eZuSl5LwW
11 Mar, 2023 - 08:51 PM UTC
Jason Dudley
Remember kids, the next time somebody tells you the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, the CSA wrote the truth down in their Constitution. ✍️ 📄 Excellent thread by Dr. Kendi 🧵 https://t.co/N6j52MQ77P
11 Mar, 2023 - 08:42 PM UTC
“When someone tells you that Confederates were about “states' rights” or “southern pride,” point out that their Constitution left enslavers proud on this day in 1861 that they had permanently protected "negro slavery" and prohibited "states' rights" to pass antislavery laws.” https://t.co/OzkvoMaIRQ
11 Mar, 2023 - 04:00 PM UTC
The Emancipator
We’re at @SXSW today to talk about how more newsrooms and content creators can—and must—adopt inclusive practices in their daily operations. Our Editor in Chief @amberwaves will be in conversation with newsroom leaders who are transforming journalism. We hope you can join us!
10 Mar, 2023 - 04:42 PM UTC
Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
An absolute honor to write with Dr. Johnnetta Cole—an icon, consummate educator, mentor and soror! ⁦ ⁦@AU_SchoolofEd⁩ ⁦@AmericanU#education #antiracism #AfricanAmericanStudies #DeltaSigmaTheta https://t.co/0aesA2mYdK
10 Mar, 2023 - 04:16 PM UTC
Amistad Books
Looking to share the magic of Zora Neale Hurston with a young reader? 📖🦋 Pick up THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES, a reimagining of Zora Neale Hurston's MULES & MEN, which was adapted by the National Book Award winner @DrIbram! Available now from @HarperChildrens. https://t.co/k5CjWrEXBd
09 Mar, 2023 - 10:05 PM UTC
Pittsburgh City Paper
Making plans for your Thursday? Hear from @DrIbram at @PghArtsLectures or dance on ice with @lepatinlibre: https://t.co/9DZfV8DgpH
09 Mar, 2023 - 02:25 PM UTC
Stephanie Ybarra
My niece arrives in May and I’m thrilled this book will be waiting for her. ❤️ I can’t wait to read it to her!! https://t.co/sijObjmQVd
08 Mar, 2023 - 02:09 AM UTC
@DrIbram thank you for the book. I was part of the online seminar at BIDMC a last week. https://t.co/IV02FLzNEH
07 Mar, 2023 - 11:20 PM UTC
Pande Literary
Congratulations to @DrIbram on the publication of the beautiful book, The Making of the Butterflies, the second in a series of adaptations of folk tales by the venerable Zora Neale Hurston. It's gratifying to see Hurston's work made available to a new generation of young readers. https://t.co/WDV5FQqtvC
07 Mar, 2023 - 06:00 PM UTC
CBS Mornings
“Why should they not be reading one of the greatest writers and collectors of folklore and history?”: @DrIbram explains why he is adapting some of Zora Neale Hurston's stories into picture books — and how he is preserving language in the process.
07 Mar, 2023 - 04:07 PM UTC
Black Children's Books and Authors (BCBA)
🎉🙌🏿Happy #BookBirthday🙌🏿🎉 📖THE MAKING OF BUTTERFLIES Zora Neale Hurston; Ibram X. Kendi @DrIbram; #KahYangni; Amistad BYR @AmistadBooks Congrats!!! Get it here👇🏿 Amazon https://t.co/yf3zSCkLii Bookshop https://t.co/LsTRRfhcBv #OurStoriesMatter https://t.co/yEXki0ngYO
07 Mar, 2023 - 03:13 PM UTC
This evening, bestselling author @DrIbram will be joining @OwenJones84 for a conversation about his bestselling book, How To Be An Antiracist, and the steps that will lead us to a more just and equitable society. Get your last minute tickets here: https://t.co/jnxEZGG2o7
07 Mar, 2023 - 01:00 PM UTC
MS Book Festival
Catch @DrIbram and Dr. Ebony Lumumba TOMORROW at @JacksonStateU. They will discuss Kendi’s newest book, The Making of Butterflies, which is a retelling of Zora Neale Hurston's folktale about the origin of butterflies. Tickets through @LemuriaBooks: https://t.co/gVGBv2KftL https://t.co/MSa1Paguei
06 Mar, 2023 - 04:03 PM UTC
Stefan Bradley
Peep this interview I did with @Toure and @panamajackson for the @thegrioblkpods, where we talk about my @AmherstCollege course "Rap, Reagan, and the 1980s"! I had fun! #DearCulture https://t.co/brKwEdjpd8
03 Mar, 2023 - 01:17 PM UTC
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Join us for New & Noted with @DrIbram on Thursday, March 9! Ibram X. Kendi will be in conversation with @ValerieKinloch, Dean, @PittEducation. 📍at the @carnegielibrary Lecture Hall & online Tickets available ➡️ https://t.co/omyZeUQVMQ Presented with @pghscholarhouse https://t.co/Vu5Clh3UrG
02 Mar, 2023 - 05:30 PM UTC
The Emancipator
Thank you to everyone who made it out to our conversation with @MrErnestOwens last night! We packed into Harvard Book Store to hear Owens and @debofficially talk cancel culture, from abolition to civil rights boycotts to… Dilbert.
01 Mar, 2023 - 11:13 PM UTC
Krys (She/They) ✊🏾
If you haven’t already, I truly recommend reading this book by @DrIbram https://t.co/BD781w7dWb
01 Mar, 2023 - 04:01 PM UTC
An oldie but goodie from your friends at ABGH to kick off #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth. 💙45 or older? 💙Family history of #colorectalcancer (CRC)? 💙Personal history of #IBD? 💙History of #LynchSyndrome or other hereditary CRC syndromes? Get your #gutchecked! #blackingastro https://t.co/pJzHABWLqa
01 Mar, 2023 - 02:19 PM UTC
Deborah Douglas
Hey, Boston! If ever there were a necessary time to talk to @MrErnestOwens about #CancelCulture, it’s now. Tonight, in fact! Join us at tonight’s convo hosted by @the_emancipator at @HarvardBooks.
28 Feb, 2023 - 07:34 PM UTC
Lateefah Simon
My name is Lateefah Simon and I’m running for Congress to fight for you. Join me at https://t.co/6UhSN4C898
28 Feb, 2023 - 01:59 PM UTC
White Girl Learning
Thank you for this labor of love, Dr. @KeishaBlain and @DrIbram 🖤 Such a beautiful and important book. #BlackHistoryAlways https://t.co/V7QnmTMtFc
28 Feb, 2023 - 01:29 PM UTC



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