Omar Moore
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LANGUAGE: It’s enslaved persons, not “slaves”. We are people who were ENslaved. When you say “enslaved”, you make clear that someone else did this to us. When you say “slave” you speak the language and mindset of the people who did this to us. This is important. It is not semantics. #Spoutible
03:51 PM - Feb 03, 2023
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Penelope Lowder
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In response to Omar Moore.
Right!! Also when the word SLAVE is used it dehumanizes every man, woman, girl, boy and child. These were people who had lives and families before being abducted and trafficked. Many were farmers, blacksmiths, house wives some were generals, etc. many were children ripped away from their families.
06:51 PM - Feb 16, 2024
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angela dedeng
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In response to Omar Moore.
I had never thought of it this way. Thank you.
09:09 PM - Dec 24, 2023
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Sandy TennisBall
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In response to Omar Moore.
Excellent point!
10:31 AM - Aug 09, 2023
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Sean Miller
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In response to Omar Moore.
Powerful truth. Thank you for speaking it so clearly.

I will work to adopt it.
12:38 PM - Jul 29, 2023
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Sharon D. Johnson
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In response to Omar Moore.
🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️
08:51 PM - Jul 18, 2023
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BigBrownGirl
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05:11 PM - Jul 15, 2023
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Marie Guenther
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thank you!
07:08 PM - Jun 07, 2023
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kganje
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thank you for helping me learn today.
09:09 AM - May 08, 2023
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Michelle Goldstein-Roman
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In response to Omar Moore.
Interesting. During the Passover Seder, a ritual where we intentionally identify with our oppressed ancestors we say “because we were slaves ….” That follows.
09:15 AM - May 02, 2023
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Sandy Karosi
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thank you for this important distinction.
08:09 AM - May 02, 2023
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Liz Smith
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In response to Omar Moore.
Words are so powerful. They seep into our unconsciousness and little by little or in one big wave, change how we and others see the world.. I am grateful to finally understand this important truth.
08:43 AM - Apr 27, 2023
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Tamara E
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thank you for pointing this out. I will never forget and will use it as necessary.
10:15 AM - Apr 22, 2023
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Pam Sourelis
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In response to Omar Moore.
Yes. Thank you. I routinely correct this language.
02:00 PM - Apr 02, 2023
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Cynthia Meyer
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In response to Omar Moore.
LOUDER!
06:55 AM - Apr 02, 2023
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Indigo
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In response to Omar Moore.
Preach!
05:58 AM - Apr 02, 2023
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L.V. Can
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In response to Omar Moore.
A key point IMO. TY
04:25 PM - Mar 27, 2023
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KM Laurence
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In response to Omar Moore.
I’ve learned something profound from you today, thank you for teaching me. I will take this forward.
06:38 AM - Mar 27, 2023
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GRANDma isn't Right
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thank you for this! I'm always trying to learn. I will use enslaved going forward.
02:24 PM - Mar 20, 2023
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Lightly Salted
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In response to Omar Moore.
I'm with you, but...It IS semantics. Semantics matter. That's the point.
07:14 PM - Feb 23, 2023
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Miggs Bylaws
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In response to Omar Moore.
I really appreciate this. It is so true. Many white allies still say this incorrectly. It's a growing understanding. They may be in the past, but those whom were enslaved lived as people, have living decedents, and whom suffered from an incredible horror inflicted upon them by mainly white people.
03:39 PM - Feb 23, 2023
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Greg Westbay
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In response to Omar Moore.
This is a really great point. I was arguing with someone about the fact that George Washington did not free the enslaved people he 'owned', and I referred to them as 'his slaves'. I realized it did an injustice to those people to refer to them as his slaves, and I will do better in the future.
03:33 PM - Feb 23, 2023
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Nasty Woman
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In response to Omar Moore.
In 2017 I went to Mount Vernon and they were using the term enslaved people & told us why but there was a w couple who kept saying "slave" everytime after the museum guide used enslaved until the guide loudly asked them to stop doing it 😒
03:33 PM - Feb 23, 2023
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Lee Hiller
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In response to Omar Moore.
Without correction we repeat the language of lies. Thank you for presenting the truth. #enslaved
03:30 PM - Feb 23, 2023
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Birdmischief
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thank you for this! It's a very important realignment and I'm implementing it forthwith.
06:09 PM - Feb 22, 2023
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Molly Walker
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thanks - I'm sorry that I didn't know this.
10:10 AM - Feb 22, 2023
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Susan Riba
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In response to Omar Moore.
Thank you for this 🥰
03:39 AM - Feb 22, 2023
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Claudia Hall Christian (She/Her)
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In response to Omar Moore.
I forget this. So important. Thank you
02:44 AM - Feb 22, 2023
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Oliver Gibson
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In response to Omar Moore.
I'll just leave this here for anyone who wants to take a deep dive into the topic:
02:26 AM - Feb 22, 2023
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McConnell's Neck Roll Sweat
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In response to Oliver Gibson.
Thank you for this. DeathSantis can’t remove this from bookshelves.
10:10 AM - Feb 24, 2023
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Dave Solo
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In response to Omar Moore.
Concise and correct, Thank you for this.
12:46 PM - Feb 15, 2023
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Crystal May
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In response to Omar Moore.
I notice also the unselfconscious use of "slave owner" and not "enslaver" as though "ownership" somehow cleansed the sin of enslavement. "Ownership" has a pretty solidly positive connotation, and is not deserved in this context. If possession is 90% of the law, enslavement gets a pretty good look.
11:13 AM - Feb 15, 2023
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Claudia Hall Christian (She/Her)
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In response to Crystal May.
Great point. Thanks.
02:46 AM - Feb 22, 2023
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