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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