Take Action March 21st for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Date: 
Sat Mar 21, 2015 - 4:00am EDT
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Online
United States

March 21, 2015 is the the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 

Sample Tweets:

General

·        On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination I call on #US to adopt a Nat’l Plan of Action to #FightRacism @USHRN

·        Today on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - I call on #US to fully implement #CERD to #FightRacism @USHRN

Racism & Access to Housing:

·        Criminalizing homelessness by banning life-sustaining actions like sleeping & eating in public HURTS racial minorities the most #FightRacism

·        People of color are disproportionately impacted by homelessness & a lack of affordable housing. We ALL have a right to housing! #FightRacism

·        L.A. spends more on initiatives to police the homeless, disparately impacting racial minorities, than it does on housing #FightRacism

·        Over 60% of homeless children in the U.S. are children of color. Let’s #FightRacism in access to housing.

Racism & Education:

·        High school students are more segregated by race than they were in the '70s. Minorities graduate at a rate of 60% compared to 83% for Whites

·        @usedgov #FightRacism by increasing funding for educational programs proven to create racially integrated learning environments for students

·        Minority representation in the legal profession is lower than in most other professions, at only 9.7% - ABA. #FightRacism

Racism & Environmental Justice:

·        @EPA #FightRacism Require studies analyzing the public health costs of disproportionate impacts of air pollution on minority communities

Racism & Medical Care

·        Women of color are more likely to face abuse in prison such as involuntary sterilization during labor and birth. This MUST END. #FightRacism

·        Women of color suffer poorer health outcomes such as high maternal mortality rates due to lack of access & discrimination in healthcare

·        Black girls in foster care are disproportionately over-prescribed psychotropic drugs, with adverse effects on their health #FightRacism

Racism & Criminal Justice

·        Racial minorities are disproportionately incarcerated & more harshly sentenced than white defendants for similar crimes #FightRacism

·        Minorities still receive harsher prison sentences. Of 2,500 juveniles serving Life Without Parole sentences, 61% are Black. #FightRacism

·        The “school to prison pipeline" expels, arrests & incarcerates youth at alarming rates, with a disproportionate impact on youth of color

Racism & Law Enforcement:

·        NYPD has targeted Arab & South Asian neighborhoods for police investigation with NO suspicion of wrongdoing #FightRacism #EndRacialProfiling

·        @TheJusticeDept #FightRacism Revise Guidance to close loopholes that permit racial profiling in the national security & border contexts

·        #FightRacism U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers engage in use of excessive force, and the vast majority of the victims are Latino

·        #FightRacism It's time for legislation to specifically prohibit law enforcement from engaging in #RacialProfiling in any setting

Other:

·        #FightRacism Restrictive voter identification laws, gerrymandering & felon disenfranchisement laws are obstacles to voting for minorities

(Image via @telesurenglish)

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