This Week in White Supremacy: Week 28

  1. At a San Francisco construction site, a noose was found on the 10th floor. There’s been graffiti with the N-word scrawled on the premises. And last Friday, in a first-floor bathroom, another discovery: dark-skinned Cabbage Patch dolls with nooses around their neck. KTVU
  2. An elementary school principal in Houston joked about telling police that a Black special-needs student brought a gun to the school. Huffington Post
  3. Barstow officers used racial slurs in shooting of unarmed black man. ABC 7
  4. White privilege. @ShaunKing
  5. Despite reports that hair searches by TSA would stop, Black women continue to feel targeted for hair pat-downs that “humiliate,” “violate,” and fuel damaging racial stereotypes. Cosmopolitan
  6. Ben Carson wants to triple rent for the poorest of the poor. New York Magazine
  7. Police’s shifting account of Black man’s death raises questions in Savannah. New York Times
  8. AUDIO: In 1945, Willie McGee was accused of raping a white woman. The all-white jury took less than three minutes to find him guilty. McGee was put to death in Mississippi’s traveling electric chair, and his execution was broadcast live by a local radio station. A newly discovered recording of that broadcast provides a chilling window into a lost episode of civil rights history. Radio Diaries
  9. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin still won’t commit to putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. CNN
  10. John Legend tweets about Trump. @johnlegend
  11. Teespring, a company that sells custom-made T-shirts and is backed by millions of dollars in venture capital, is selling at least three items of clothing appearing to celebrate Dylann Roof, the South Carolina man who gunned down nine black churchgoers in 2015. Newsweek
  12. Racist tweets by top NFL prospect Josh Allen emerge on draft day. The Guardian
  13. Jeff Sessions wants to make the Justice Department more like ICE. Huffington Post
  14. VIDEO: FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, examining how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive. PBS
  15. Flying while Black and fat. Read the very disturbing thread. @AmberJPhillips
  16. The ugly truth of being a Black professor in America. The Chronicle of Higher Education
  17. A Virginia newspaper ran a Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyer in full on its front page. Newsweek
  18. Housekeepers and nannies have no protection from sexual harassment under federal law. Vox
  19. How lynching was used by whites to destroy competition from black business owners. LA Times
  20. Lynching memorial leaves some quietly seething: ‘Let sleeping dogs lie.’ The Guardian
  21. Neo-Nazis held a swastika burning following a white supremacist rally in the city of Newnan, Georgia. Time
  22. Republican Senate candidate, who has called for a country ‘free from Jews,’ could be Dianne Feinstein’s challenger. Newsweek
  23. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Texas’ current photo voter ID law sufficiently remedies discrimination against Black and Latino voters. The decision reverses a lower court order that blocked Texas from enforcing that law and an earlier iteration of it. NAACP LDF
  24. US attorney supports ICE arrest of Chinese immigrant in federal court. Boston Globe
  25. Districting is the inevitable fix for voting discrimination. Houma Today
  26. People who filmed high-profile videos of the police killings of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and others say they have faced retaliation and harassment. VICE
  27. Muslim woman shot and killed by police. @KhaledBeydoun
  28. A mentally ill man died after being hit 18 times with a Taser in his home. The police officers weren’t charged. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  29. Alex Vitale on boarder policing. @avitale
  30. Chancellor Richard Carranza stands by his tweet of viral video in Upper West Side integration fight. Chalkbeat

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

Federal court rejects Trump administration’s bid to terminate DACA program.

Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, announces run for Ferguson City Council.

Voters overwhelmingly support felon voting rights amendment.

Germans showed solidarity with the Jewish community after a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks by marching together wearing yarmulkes.

From Susie Tompkins Buell:

The Rising

  • Amnesty International honored former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018. ThinkProgress
  • Water activist (and mother of four) LeeAnne Walters, who helped expose Flint’s toxic water crisis, was awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism.KQED
  • The Tennessee Legislature presented James Shaw Jr. with a resolution on Tuesday to honor him for his heroic actions. WKRN
  • Thousands of Arizona teachers took to the streets to protest for better education funding. NBC News
  • “I can only say one thing…that either you don’t read, and you are not sufficiently knowledgeable to speak to the subject, and that could well be — or you’re just afraid to speak, or you lack the courage to speak.” Civil rights leader Vel Phillips 1923-2018

Read more from The Rising here.

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