Author • Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America

New York
Joined February 2009
It’s finally done! Hot off the presses! The full jacket for my new book, Race Against Time. It also has a few of the early reviews included on the back. I love it. 🤎
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• 115 Justices have served on the Supreme Court. • 108 of them (94 percent) were white men. • White men make up just over 29 percent of the population.
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I’m glad Stephen Breyer finally decided to retire. If he waited too long, Mitch McConnell was going to block any replacement. Now it’s time for President Biden to appoint a powerful, young, progressive Black woman to replace Breyer on the Supreme Court. nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna128…
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I have been publicly critical of the Biden administration on several issues in the past few months, but I think it’s grossly unfair for conservative Democrats to blame Ron Klain for pushing the president’s own agenda — for which 81 million Americans voted. washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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Keith Boykin retweeted
“Mistook”
Black man in Nevada spent six days in jail after police mistook him for suspect with same name who is white and twice his age, lawsuit says bbc.in/3rQmupY
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Georgia judges have approved District Attorney Fani Willis’s request for a grand jury to investigate Trump’s interference with the 2020 election. Trump pressured Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes to beat Biden in Georgia. ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/br…
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The military in Burkina Faso is seizing power, suspending the Constitution, and ousting the democratically elected president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. Burkina Faso is a country of 21 million people in west Africa. It is bordered by Ghana to its south. nytimes.com/live/2022/01/24/…
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Keith Boykin retweeted
MAHOMES TO KELCE. THE @CHIEFS WIN THE GAME OF THE YEAR! #NFLPlayoffs #ChiefsKingdom
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It's now been 40 days since the House held Mark Meadows in contempt and referred the case to DOJ, and the Supreme Court last week firmly rejected Trump's executive privilege claims over January 6-related documents. Time for DOJ to make a call.
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The Republicans trying to ban discussion of anything “gay” in the classroom are the same ones trying to ban discussion of racism in America. If you don’t fit into their racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic view of the world, they’re coming for you too. thehill.com/changing-america…
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Excited to see my friend @claycane has a new book coming out. And it looks like it’s going to be a juicy read. 🍵
Big news! My second book has been announced: 'THE GRIFT: BLACK REPUBLICIANS FROM THE PARTY OF LINCOLN TO THE PARTY OF TRUMP.' See the announcement below, winter 2023 with Ebony Magazine Publishing! #TheGrift
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Keith Boykin retweeted
Well done. Well done.
Black members of Mississippi's senate walk out of the chamber before the final vote on a bill to ban teaching critical race theory in schools and universities. The vote passed.
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If President Biden wants to motivate his base in 2022 and 2024, he needs to stop trying to be a peacemaker or a mediator and become more of a fighter. Part of my conversation this week with @claycane and @AmeshiaCross on @SXMUrbanView. Full video here; https://ytb.trom.tf/FJiErIueDpY
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Keith Boykin retweeted
I saw fear yesterday. And it wasn’t on the faces of those fighting for voting rights. Keep the faith and keep pressing.
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis Has requested a special grand jury for the investigation of Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Georgia state officials to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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This looks like an epic Super Bowl halftime show. Doesn’t make up for what the NFL did to Colin Kaepernick. But an epic show. 🤷🏾‍♂️
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Joe Manchin foolishly said his plan for voting rights was to “get 10 Republican votes” but the truth is we didn’t even have him. A vote to uphold the filibuster is a vote against democracy.
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In July 2006, every single Republican who voted in the Senate supported the Voting Rights Act. Tonight in 2022, every single Republican in the Senate just voted against even allowing a debate on the Voting Rights Act. That’s how dramatically the Republican Party has changed.
49-51: Senate blocked the Freedom to Vote John R. Lewis Act from advancing to a final passage vote along party lines. 60 votes were needed. Schumer changed his vote to No to allow for another vote. Democrats Manchin and Sinema both voted Yes.
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Keith Boykin retweeted
To test how race-neutral the DeSantis bill and others like it are, Black, Latino and Indigenous parents should flood these states with lawsuits about lessons that make their children feel discomfort, or that one race is superior to another and see how it goes.
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