This Week in White Supremacy: Week 18

From the Washington Post: Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump’s tweets

“One (foreign) diplomat, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid provoking Trump, asked whether policymakers like McMaster who adhere largely to traditional U.S. foreign policy positions were falling into the same trap as Germany’s elite during Hitler’s rise, when they continued to serve in government in the name of protecting their nation.”

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  1. President Trump has nominated more white federal judges than any other president since Ronald Reagan. Out of his 87 picks to be federal judges, 92% are white, with just one black and one Hispanic nominee. USA Today
  2. A leaked DHS memo reveals how the White House is embracing Islamophobia – calling for the long-term surveillance of Muslims who fit certain “at risk” criteria: being male, Muslim, and from “the Middle East, South Asia or Africa.” Rolling Stone
  3. The ACLU comments on the Mueller charges in the Russian probe detailing efforts to encourage African Americans and Muslims not to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election or to vote for a third-party U.S. presidential candidate. ACLU
  4. Students at Intermediate School 224 in the Bronx were brought to tears when their principal, who put a ban on teaching black history, confiscated their project commemorating music legend Lena Horne. Blavity
  5. In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic views. CNN
  6. Numerous false reports have bubbled up on social media claiming that white viewers were physically attacked by Black fans at showings of ‘Black Panther’. Huffington Post
  7. The NHL condemned the “unacceptable and reprehensible behavior” of several fans in Chicago who were ejected for racist comments directed at Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday night’s game. MSN
  8. Chef José Andrés reports from the ground in Puerto Rico. Punta Santiago remains without power 5 months later. Schools close at 11:30am because they cannot feed students. Twitter
  9. A member of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board posted a photo of a noose on Facebook stating, “If we want to make American great again, we will have to make evil people fear punishment again.” The Advocate
  10. New Jersey’s first Sikh mayor, Ravi Bhalla, said he and his family have received death threats and that the city of Hoboken is working with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force to improve security at City Hall.
  11. South Carolina lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill to ban saggy pants throughout the state. WLTX
  12. A “white separatist paramilitary proto-fascist organization,” says the accused Florida school shooter did paramilitary exercises and got a rifle from members. Ex-students say he wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat in school. Daily Beast

good news


  • Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are calling for less “thoughts & prayers” and for #GunReformNow. Including, 17-year-old Cameron Kasky who is vowing to hold all lawmakers accountable for their inaction. CNN
  • Senator Chris Murphy spoke on the Senate floor as Florida’s school shooting unfolded — “This epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting…it only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction. We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else.” The Guardian
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s message to viewers regarding America’s gun violence epidemic — “Whatever you do, do something.”
  • On Tuesday night, Margaret Good won a special election for state representative in Florida’s 72nd district — making her win the 36th flip for Dems since trump took office. Daily Beast
  • Lissa Lucas, a West Virginia House candidate, was dragged off the floor of the West Virginia House of Delegates for calling out committee members that accepted campaign donations from gas and oil companies.  The Intercept
  • The maker of OxyContin announced it will stop marketing its painkillers to doctors.Vox
  • Jennie Willoughby, a survivor of White House staffer Rob Porter’s abuse, responds to trump’s dismissal of her story — “In light of the President’s and the White House’s continued dismissal of me and Colbie, I want to assure you my truth has not been diminished. I own my story.” Time
  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the Weinstein Company. New York Magazine
  • The heartbroken father that lunged at child molester Larry Nassar is donating the $30,000 that was raised for him to sexual assault survivors. NowThis
  • Reproductive rights activists made hundreds of calls to a local hospital to save the last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio — and they succeeded! ThinkProgress
  • The New York Times profiled Joy-Ann Reid — calling her the “Heroine of the Resistance.” New York Times
  • Macy’s recently launched a new fashion line featuring hijabs, long cardigans, and maxi dresses. Brit + Co
  • Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is teaming up with others to start a partnership that will fund internships for women, people of color and those from low-income households. New York Times
  • Queen Elizabeth banned plastic straws and bottles from all cafes, dining halls, and catered events on royal estates. Grist
  • On Tuesday, 17-year-old snowboarder and daughter of South Korean immigrants Chloe Kim became the youngest female Olympic gold medalist on snow. CNN
  • Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. Bustle
  • US Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon’s message to his haters: “To all those who tweet at me saying that they “hope I fail”, I have failed many times many times in my life. But more importantly, I’ve learned from every setback, proudly own up to my mistakes, grown from disappointments, and now I’m a glamazon bitch ready for the runway.”

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