This Week in White Supremacy: Week 20

  1. A new historical marker will “tell the whole story” about Nathan Bedford Forrest and the antebellum slave trade in Memphis. Commercial Appeal
  2. Black children will be the victims of armed teachers. Time
  3. During a four-day operation last week, federal officials said they arrested 232 undocumented immigrants in a Northern California sweep aimed at countering local sanctuary laws. SF Gate
  4. American Indian women in Minneapolis were stopped, searched and arrested at higher rates last year than any other demographic group. Star Tribune
  5. More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped. VICE
  6. Muslim Faith Leaders were arrested fighting for undocumented immigrants and a clean Dream Act. MPower Change
  7. Continuing a pattern of retaliation against immigrant rights organizers, ICE has taken Alejandra Pablos into custody and is refusing to release her. Mijente
  8. The racist history of Portland, the whitest big city in America. The Atlantic
  9. A social studies teacher in Florida has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast and bragging about teaching her views in a public school. Huffington Post
  10. Tweet by Fred Voros. @fredvoros
  11. A conservative Republican who has supported President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal votes cost Trump the popular vote in 2016 will have to prove Kansas has a problem with voter fraud if he’s to win a legal challenge to voter registration requirements he’s championed. PBS
  12. How the Trump administration tries to stop undocumented teens from getting abortions. VICE
  13. Killer of a Black man, Terence Crutcher, has returned to patrol duty as a full-time deputy. The Frontier
  14. ICE shackled 92 Somalis for 40 hours on a failed deportation flight. That was just the start of the abuse. The Intercept
  15. A former Texas prosecutor withheld a key email that helped establish a clear alibi for Alfred Dewayne Brown in the high-profile murder case that eventually sent him to death row. Houston Chronicle
  16. Indigenous woman, whose health insurance card had been stolen and left the ER without being treated after being informed she’d have to pay to see a doctor, dies. CBC News
  17. Man disarmed a possible church shooter — then the police arrived and shot him. NBC News
  18. A painting of a Confederate flag and a mural depicting a lynching have been removed from the walls of a Tennessee school gymnasium. CNN
  19. More than half of Americans think President Donald Trump is a racist. AP News
  20. HUD Secretary Ben Carson is changing the mission statement of his agency, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities. Huffington Post
  21. Gratuitous cruelty by Homeland Security: Separating a 7-year-old from her mother. Washington Post
  22. A Kansas man pleaded guilty to the murder of an Indian-born engineer whom he had confronted about his immigration status at a bar here last year. Witnesses said the suspect yelled, “Get out of my country” before firing the shots that killed the engineer. New York Times
  23. Tweet by Brittany Packnett. @MsPackyetti
  24. The FBI has quietly investigated white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement. The Intercept
  25. Tweet by Matt Cameron. @matt_cam
  26. A Florida middle school teacher will keep his job after an investigation found he used a racial slur in front of students more than once and told them not to date Black boys. Huffington Post
  27. Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane Maria. Washington Post
  28. The Trump appointee behind the move to add a citizenship question to the Census. ProPublica

good news


  • Due to consumer outrage and calls for boycotts, 19 companies (and counting) have ended their partnerships with the NRA. Axios
  • Stoneman Douglas High School student, survivor & activist Emma González now has more Twitter followers than the NRA. Politico
  • Students from Pompano Beach High School walked 16 miles to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to stand with fellow students in their fight to end gun violence. @fwaytris
  • As ICE was preparing to make arrests across the Bay Area, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf used her insider knowledge to warn immigrants beforehand of the enforcement operation. Washington Post
  • Eleni Kounalakis‏, Candidate for CA Lieutenant Governor won 1140 votes at last weekend’s California Democrats State Convention. @EleniForCA
  • California will now automatically pre-register all 16 and 17-year-olds to vote when they receive a California driver’s license or state identification card. ThinkProgress
  • 50 female candidates have filed to run in Texas congressional races for the March 6th primary. Politico
  • Democrats are finally targeting California Republicans’ seats. Mother Jones
  • “For the first time ever, Democrats are running a candidate in all 50 of North Carolina’s Senate districts and all 120 of North Carolina’s House districts!” DLCC
  • This week, Democrats flipped two more seats with wins in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Vox
  • A federal appeals court has ruled that a 1964 civil rights law bans anti-gay workplace discrimination — blocking the trump administration from their attempts to discriminate against LGBT employees. BuzzFeed
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin is working on a bill that would protect people with preexisting conditions from discrimination by insurance companies. Vox
  • A federal judge has blocked Indiana from trying to prevent Syrian refugees from resettling in the state. AP
  • Hillary Clinton will be the featured speaker at Yale’s 2018 Senior Class Day ceremony. Yale News
  • Thanks to a loan repayment deal made with The Nature Conservancy, Seychelles has spent its loan payments on local conservation — allowing for an increase in the country’s marine protected areas. Fast Company
  • Disney is donating $1 million of the proceeds from “Black Panther” to STEM programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. New York Times

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