On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, 22-year-old history student Elexus Jionde posted this tweet that immediately went viral.

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More than just an inflammatory remark, it was the first in a series of tweets intended to educate people on America's racist legacy that is often ignored entirely, let alone remembered once a year.

Here is a small sample of the 49 tweets posted that track America's history of racism and oppression starting from the abolition era up to the 1980's. It is an incredibly coherent and informative crash course in institutional racism, you can and should read the entire thread here.

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