This Week in White Supremacy: Week 16

The idea for This Week in White Supremacy came from this list generated on Twitter by Amy Siskind.  Each week she lists things that we should NOT get comfortable experiencing. I urge you to find her online.  Her posts are very disturbing. Our democracy is in peril. Being knowledgeable is one tool for fighting back.


  1. In my white coat, I’m more Black than ever.
  2. Tweet by Joy Reid.
  3. Trooper that choked an ambulance driver and got to keep job, in hot water again.
  4. Rotten Tomatoes condemns plan to flood ‘Black Panther’ with negative reviews.
  5. A Black History Month FBI file reader.
  6. The nativist blueprint for Trump’s immigration plan.
  7. The 16 Black Panthers still behind bars.
  8. White poverty, the Black middle class, the Southern strategy, and other well kept American secrets.
  9. ICE arrests Kansas man, father of 3, in U.S. for 30 years.
  10. Survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau out against ICE.
  11. SC Republican candidate for Governor announces she’s “Proud of the Confederacy.”
  12. Half of Prince George’s County residents can’t take transit to jury duty.
  13. The system was a steroid: race, performance enhancement and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  14. ICE and Border Patrol may be Trump’s worst legacy.
  15. Internet lambastes ‘tone deaf as hell’ Dodge Ram ad that uses MLK’s legacy to sell trucks.
  16. Only 8% of students know that the South seceded because of slavery.
  17. Tweet by Tomthunkit™.
  18. Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress.
  19. The women behind white power.
  20. The Confederate flag resurged. The KKK burned a cross. Racial tensions flared in a Southern town.
  21. Ryan renews welfare reform.
  22. White supremacist propaganda on US campuses ‘staggering.’
  23. ‘Collateral arrests’ by ICE amount to racial profiling, violate immigrants’ rights.

good news


  • Democrats’ State of the Union plus-ones included DACA recipients, spouses of deportees, Salvadoran immigrants, and Puerto Ricans who were displaced by Hurricane Maria. Mother Jones 
  • In protest of Trump’s racism and to stand in solidarity with Africans and people of African descent, members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore Kente cloth to Tuesday’s SOTU address. Vogue
  • On Tuesday, Congress passed the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act — the bill was introduced last March by lead sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein. ThinkProgress
  • San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced on Wednesday that prosecutors will retroactively apply California’s marijuana-legalization laws to past criminal cases — expunging or reducing misdemeanor and felony convictions for thousands. San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Democratic” Congressman Dan Lipinski’s primary challenger, Marie Newman, exposed Lipinski’s anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ voting history in a new TV ad. Daily Kos
  • For the first time in its 1,000-year history, the University of Oxford will admit more women than men. Bustle
  • East Los Angeles College free safety Antoinette Harris received a scholarship offer from Bethany College — she will become one of the first female non-kickers on a college football roster. ESPN
  • The Clinton Foundation is organizing an action network to help mobilize aid and coordinate efforts to rebuild the islands most devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. AP News
  • In an effort to eradicate polio in Nigeria, the Gates Foundation paid off the country’s $76 million debt. Fast Company
  • Some people, including Octavia Spencer, are buying out screenings of “Blank Panther” in underserved neighborhoods to give kids a chance to see the superhero movie for free. IndieWire
  • A 14-year-old coder created an app to help Alzheimer’s patients recognize their loved ones. Fast Company

To read more from Susie Tompkins Buell’s The Risingclick here.

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