Toure and Dr. Goddess Discuss (Post) Blackness, Then & Now, on Twitter

Touré @Toure

More storytime: the most humiliating moment of my life. Someone told me to my face "You ain't Black!"

22/07/2011 08:32:06 WIB
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Juan S. Robles 🇩🇴 @JuanSRobles_

@Toure I've been called a "fake dominican" trust me, I know what you mean

22/07/2011 08:43:07 WIB
Touré @Toure

If you've been told "You're not Black" tell me the reasons why people said that. The way you talk? Skin color? Not hood enough? Or...?

22/07/2011 08:47:20 WIB
Touré @Toure

I did read it. Recording's done. RT @litufreak: @Toure will you be the one reading in the audio book? I like the tone variation.

22/07/2011 08:47:47 WIB

@Toure I've been called "white girl" my whole life even by my own mother. It used to annoy/hurt me, now I just shrug it off.

22/07/2011 08:47:49 WIB
Crystal Lynn @Lynn_CrysH

@Toure "you have really really nice hair." but of course, only frm white people.

22/07/2011 08:51:29 WIB
Dr. Goddess is an EXPERT on #Tulsa 1921 Terrorism @drgoddess

RT @Toure: More storytime: the most humiliating moment of my life. Someone told me to my face "You ain't Black!"

22/07/2011 08:52:34 WIB
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Dr. Goddess is an EXPERT on #Tulsa 1921 Terrorism @drgoddess

@Toure. That's interesting, Toure, especially since I was standing right there when it happened... I'd love to talk to you about that...

22/07/2011 08:52:56 WIB
MJ Harris/Mike King @DreamChaserMJ

@Toure typically its a combo of all three. Its been said, I don't look like I have any hood mannerisms. Because I need those to survive...

22/07/2011 08:56:17 WIB
Mark Sundstrom @106th

@Toure I loooooooove how you're giving a voice (even if just on Twitter for a small time) to all these people who often go voiceless... =)

22/07/2011 08:56:19 WIB
#BobbysDaughter🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁 @Mama4Obama1

@Toure The way I talk and the fact that I did very well in school got me the label "acting white".

22/07/2011 08:56:50 WIB
Adrienne @OK_Adrienne

@Toure I got it a lot because I liked horses, computers, and knew was manchego cheese was. By the time I was 8, I stopped caring.

22/07/2011 08:57:01 WIB
✊🏾WFD is Sick of This Shit✊🏾 @WadeFultonDean

@Toure the question of "What is black" is beyond annoying! I wasn't aware that a "BET-membership card" is required of all brown skinned folk

22/07/2011 08:58:16 WIB
Cassanova Brown @MrRePHIned

@Toure haven't eaten certain foods or seen certain movies, or know anyone that has been incarcerated firsthand

22/07/2011 08:58:24 WIB
nikole spann @nmspann79

@Toure People would call me white girl when I would visit my father in DC w I was a teenager b of the way I spoke and b of being light

22/07/2011 08:58:25 WIB
Milaxx @MilaXX

@Toure you forgot we don't ski either.

22/07/2011 08:58:42 WIB
Maura Sheridan @maurieb82

RT @106th: @Toure reading all these in a row is really powerful... i'm imagining a video cut together of all these people just reading these things off

22/07/2011 08:58:47 WIB
Yadin ידין @yadin2177

@Toure not hood enough here. Talking to proper or nice at times doesn't make me black enough wow.

22/07/2011 08:58:50 WIB
A.L. Jones @laidybug45

@laidybug45 @Toure @vivaciousvirgo Why do people think white people speak perfect English because if you really listen-most don't!!

22/07/2011 08:58:51 WIB
Tara J. @taraiztenacious

@Toure I'm constantly told racist jokes by clients over the phone because apparently I do not sound like a blk person.

22/07/2011 08:59:00 WIB
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Dr. Goddess is an EXPERT on #Tulsa 1921 Terrorism @drgoddess 22/07/2011 23:11:35 WIB
Updated the story to include some of the more relevant & poignant tweets, with a ton of commentary in between.
Dr. Goddess is an EXPERT on #Tulsa 1921 Terrorism @drgoddess 22/07/2011 23:46:35 WIB
Now updated with "decorated tweets". Everyone's tweets are equal in my book; but for those who want to see the main thrust of the discussion/debate, the colored tweets will be helpful (no pun intended. LOL).
Kat Edison’s Black Pantsuit, uknowtheone @CNRush 01/09/2011 12:03:29 WIB
RT @imaniperry: @Toure It's a myth that thorough research on Blk youth attitudes points out is false.