This Week in White Supremacy: Week 6

  1. ICE targets Cambodian community. Advancing Justice files class action lawsuit .
  2. Paul Manafort helped implement the notorious GOP southern strategy in 1980 by arranging for candidate Ronald Reagan to speak at Mississippi’s Neshoba County Fair, which is seven miles from where civil rights workers Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney were murdered by white supremacists in 1964.
  3. In late October, according to the NY Times, a “Black criminal defendant in Louisiana was denied his constitutional right to an attorney because the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled six to one that he hadn’t really requested a lawyer when he told police during questioning: ‘I know I didn’t do it. So why don’t you just give me a lawyer, dawg, ‘cause this is not what’s up.’ The willfully ignorant justices ruled that the defendant had asked for a ‘lawyer dog,” not a lawyer, so he had not invoked his right to counsel.” This sounds like a comedy sketch from Dave Chappelle and not reality.
  4. Private prison CEO ‘very pleased’ by ‘improved occupancy rates’ at immigration detention centers.
  5. Black student poisoned by her roommate at University of Hartford.
  6. Media help shape our view of reality.  Few people of color write for TV shows. 
  7. A producer wanted to cast the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” with a white lead.
  8. New York City cafe accused of turning away black kids on Halloween.
  9. Puerto Rico still mostly without electricity.
  10. Trump administration to drop protections for Central Americans and Haitians.
  11. In Georgia’s Senate District 6, 84% of voters who can vote until 8 PM are white.  49% of those who can only vote until 7 PM are people of color.  Norman Ornstein reminds us that Chief Justice Roberts in the Shelby County case said that racial discrimination in voting was a thing of the past.
  12. 48% of preschoolers receiving out of school suspensions were African-Americans according to the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  The Center for American Progress just released this data.
  13. Re: Devin Kelley, the white man who shot and murdered at least 26 people in Texas, Jemisha Johnson tweeted:

               “If the Texas shooter is

               Muslim: More travel restrictions

               Black: More Blacks in prisons

               Mexican: Build the wall

White: Protect the 2nd Amendment

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