People Are Praising This Twitter User For Explaining The Evolution Of White Supremacy In The United States


As one would expect, in these past few months, millions of people on Twitter and other social media platforms have been posting a lot of important and much-needed information surrounding the racism-related problems in the United States. For instance, a man named Michael Harriot, a writer at The Root, created an educational Twitter thread in which he thoroughly analyzed the evolution of white supremacy and explained why it’s still extremely hard for Black people to vote.


In his Twitter thread, the guy explains the history of institutional race-based discrimination towards Black people, highlighting some of the most important events and patterns that led us to where we are now. Without further ado, we invite you to read through this much-needed Twitter thread covering serious issues we’ve been witnessing for the past hundreds of years.


Harriot begins his thread by explaining how the Constitution of the United States is “a manual for setting up a white supremacist state”



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The author also talks about Thomas Jefferson’s views on slavery and Black people in general



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In addition, Harriot discusses James Madison



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Then the user begins analyzing the situation of free Black Americans



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“As you can see, America didn’t slowly progress toward granting people equality to Black people. They ALWAYS knew we should have them”



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Harriot also explains why some states are more racist than others



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“Black people continued to vote EVEN WHEN IT MEANT DEATH”



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“In the 2018 midterms, millions of votes suddenly vanished”



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The thread has since gone viral on Twitter, with the original post currently having over 9k likes and 3k retweets.


Hundreds of people have been thanking Harriot for spreading such important information on social media. “Again, I adore you. You are one of the few people I would love to sit down with over dinner (I would happily cook whatever you wanted) and just have a conversation,” a user wrote. “Mr. Harriot, please turn your threads into a YouTube channel. It would reach so many more people and they need to hear and see this,” another user commented.


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