This Week in White Supremacy #103: ‘Riding BART while black: Does our transit system play a part in continuing racial stereotypes?’

Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle – [Steve] Foster’s experience [for eating a breakfast sandwich on the platform] is a microcosm of the other-ization of black people that happens frequently on BART. They’re detained by police more often than any other racial group despite making up a small percentage of total BART customers. These incidents often […]
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This Week in White Supremacy #103: The Electoral College’s Racist Origins

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins: More than two centuries after it was designed to empower southern white voters, the system continues to do just that. – The Atlantic http://bit.ly/2D7yXwA THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “So honored to receive this award from @UDCLaw named for such a great lawyer and legend. #CharlesOgletree https://t.co/UDPQX870EU” %5B…%5D
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“Vision for Democracy” Platform Outlines Concrete Policy Proposals to Realize Truly Representative Democracy

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 150 other civil rights organizations, including the Equal Justice Society, released their policy platform, “Vision for Democracy: Fortifying the Franchise in 2020 and Beyond” today, marking the overwhelming support for comprehensive voting rights reform within the civil rights community. The platform offers concrete policy recommendations to […]
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This Week in White Supremacy #102: When powerful white men use words like lynching

Tom & Lorenzo on Twitter: “When powerful white men use words like lynching and witch hunt to describe their perceived persecutions, it’s because there are no historical analogues to white male persecution. There’s no term for it because historically, there’s no such thing.” / Twitter http://bit.ly/350xyUw THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: StanceGrounded on Twitter: “My heart […]
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National Advocacy Groups Publish Draft Articles of Impeachment and Urge Congress Act as Representatives of the People

The Equal Justice Society is part of a coalition of national advocacy groups representing millions of people that released draft articles of impeachment today addressing the full range of Trump’s abuses of power to be a framework for Members of Congress as public hearings begin today. Titled “Impeachment For The People,” the articles call for […]
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