This Week in White Supremacy: Week 31

  1. ‘You don’t deserve American food!’: Muslim students attacked at McDonald’s. Washington Post
  2. Just two weeks before Starbucks is set to close thousands of locations for “racial-bias education,” for its employees, the coffee company is once again facing scrutiny after a barista at a store in La Cañada Flintridge, California, targeted a Hispanic customer with a racial slur. NBC San Diego
  3. Restaurant owner slaps Black female employee. The Root
  4. “It took the White House 22 days to acknowledge Waffle House hero James Shaw, who stopped a shooter, unarmed, and then raised $250k for the victims. It took Trump 24 hours to personally acknowledge white supremacist Tomi Lahren for getting a drink thrown on her.” @KaivanShroff
  5. This is living #WhileBlack. Twitter
  6. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that it’s up to individual schools to decide whether to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they suspect their students are undocumented. Politico
  7. The Dakota Sioux execution was the largest in U.S. history — but America has forgotten it. Bustle
  8. This revealing anecdote unmasks Trump’s dehumanization game. Washington Post
  9. Oklahoma GOP candidate blames hackers for Facebook post proposing euthanasia for disabled people. Raw Story
  10. Tweet by Daniel José Older. @djolder
  11. Was slavery a factor in the Second Amendment? New York Times
  12. People are threatening to boycott Netflix after the Obamas signed a deal with the streaming service. Business Insider
  13. John Kelly’s forgotten history lessons: One maternal great-grandfather is listed in 1900 U.S. Census records as a day laborer who did not speak English 18 years after coming to America. Daily Beast
  14. Tweet by Qasim Rashid, Esq. @MuslimIQ
  15. Pardoning the first Black heavyweight champion doesn’t offset the president’s racialized politics. Washington Post
  16. NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance. ESPN
  17. Tweet by Bree Newsome about NFL’s national anthem policy. @BreeNewsome
  18. #DrivingWhileBlackWithLeavesOnTheWindshield: Kansas man detained for having ‘vegetation’ on window. The Root
  19. Black defendants receive longer prison terms from Republican-appointed judges. Black defendants fare particularly poorly in federal courtrooms located in the South. Washington Post
  20. Chesterfield police chief says controversial traffic stop was ‘legal, lawful’. WRIC

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

Congress Ends Puerto Rican Banking Loophole

Team Kaepernick strikes back at Pence over his support for NFL kneeling ban

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a high school discriminated against trans student Gavin Grimm by denying him access to the restroom that corresponds to his gender identity

The Defiant Ones: As young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America’s schools half a century ago

Latinas Leveraging Their Power in the Resistance

Judge rules Trump can’t block users from his Twitter feed

Jets Owner Christopher Johnson Says He Will Pay Players’ Anthem-Related Fines

Stacey Abrams’ Georgia Primary Victory Is the Latest Win for Black Political Organizing

Lupe Valdez becomes first openly gay and first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor

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