This Week in White Supremacy: Week 15

  1. Florida elementary school teacher sends home spelling list with racial slur.
  2. Session’s DOJ compiled a report identifying Black Identity Extremists as America’s most prominent terrorist threat.
  3. Tweet by Carmen Yulín Cruz.
  4. Navajo lawmaker harassed by Arizona Trump supporters accusing him of being here ‘illegally’.
  5. The neo-Nazi suspected of murdering a gay Jewish student allegedly trained with a hate group.
  6. Tweet by Congressman. Paul Gosar, DDS
  7. Walmart shopper claims store locks up African-American products.
  8. FEMA is cutting Puerto Rico off from food and water aid.
  9. Click here to see the advertisement for this nail polish.
  10. Tweet by Jon Favreau.

good news


  • Millions of people from all over the world marched to commemorate the first anniversary of the historic Women’s March. The Atlantic
  • Congress has finally restored funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). NPR
  • Over 100 truly brave young survivors told their heart-shattering stories of abuse and spoke out against serial child molester Larry Nassar. Refinery29
  • Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has become a fierce advocate for the young women abused by former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Judge Aquilina told a young woman after her testimony — “Leave your pain here and go out and do your magnificent things.” New York Times
  • Congratulations to Senator Tammy Duckworth! The Senator announced her pregnancy on Tuesday and will become the first senator to give birth while in office. Mashable
  • In 1955, Helen Grace James was kicked out of the Air Force for being a lesbian — over sixty years later, at 90 years old, she filed a lawsuit that prompted the Air Force to change her discharge from “undesirable” to “honorable.” Washington Post
  • Laverne Cox became Cosmopolitan’s first out trans woman to be featured on the magazine’s cover. Bustle
  • Director Yance Ford became the first openly trans man nominated for an Oscar. Slate
  • The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang will host the highest number of openly LGBTQ athletes to participate in the Winter Olympics. Human Rights Campaign
  • California’s newest budget uses a science-based approach to allocate funds for the state’s most pressing issues. News Deeply
  • The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state’s current congressional districts are unconstitutional and ordered officials to redraw the map before the 2018 primary. Fast Company
  • Thanks to a ballot initiative led by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, 1 million former felons may get their voting rights restored this November. ThinkProgress
  • The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors canceled a scheduled White House meeting with Trump after the administration threatened to withhold funding from sanctuary cities. NBC News
  • In-N-Out Burger pays its store managers an average yearly salary of more than $160,000 and offers employees 401(k) plans, paid vacation, and dental and vision coverage. SFGate
  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. SFGate

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