This Week in White Supremacy: Week 35

And, we are back!  Between our 2018 Mind Science Conference and summer vacations, TWIWS took a brief hiatus.  We had hoped the same would be the case for the racists but, of course, that did not happen.

We hope you will take some time for self-care and rejuvenation this summer – we have a lot of work ahead of us.


  1. 91-year-old man beaten with a brick, told to ‘go back to Mexico’. CNN
  2. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could determine how the court rules on cases that shape the future of voting rights in the United States. And if his track record is any indication, many Americans could be disenfranchised as a result. Mother Jones
  3. AUDIO: A Texas pre-med student just revealed Trump’s ICE agents threatening refugees who need medical help. The Dworkin Report
  4. How Amazon has made money off racism and hate. HuffPost
  5. Woman calls police on Black man wearing socks in a community pool. Newsweek
  6. Pregnant women in immigration detention under the Trump administration say they have been denied medical care, shackled around the stomach, and abused. BuzzFeed
  7. A shocking video that is going on viral on social media shows a white police officer lift a 14-year-old Black teenager into the air before slamming him hard on the ground and placing him in handcuffs. His crime? Apparently, selling water outside the Philadelphia Zoo. Slate
  8. A man harasses a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’. CNN
  9. VIDEO: Woman launches into racist tirade on a NY bus. @nowthisnews
  10. America’s cruel history of separating children from their parents. Washington Post
  11. T-Mobile employees call cops on Black men shopping for phone. Blavity
  12. Grandparents went to visit their soldier son-in-law at an Army base on July 4 and were turned over to ICE. CNN
  13. “GOP congressional candidate Seth Grossman posted an approving link to a white-supremacist article arguing ‘blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well.’” @chrislhayes
  14. Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Since then, Alabama has enacted a slew of restrictive voting laws and policies. New York Times
  15. White Ohio family that called 911 on Black boy mowing lawn calls police on him again. Mic
  16. Fearing deportation, some immigrants opt out of health benefits for their kids. NPR
  17. Black man killed by Portland State police was Navy vet trying to break up fight. The Oregonian
  18. A Republican legislative candidate in North Carolina wrote on his website that God is a “racist white supremacist” and that Jewish people are satanic. The Hill
  19. Immigrant toddlers appear in court alone. NBC
  20. Some contractors housing migrant children are familiar to Trump’s inner circle. New York Times
  21. Donald Trump is not making white people more racist, he’s making them act more racist. The Root
  22. “There is a growing white ‘citizen patrol’ of Black people in all spaces, backed by a threat of law enforcement and deputized by an administration built on a toxic ideology of white supremacy. The abuse of public resources to perpetuate this racism must be penalized.” @JNelsonLDF
  23. VIDEO: New Poll: 49% believe Trump is racist. MSNBC
  24. Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged. AP News
  25. Before family separations, Trump quietly removed protections for migrant kids. Salon
  26. In America, naturalized citizens no longer have an assumption of permanence. The New Yorker
  27. U.S. Court: Detroit students have no right to access to literacy. Detroit Metro Times
  28. A white man was arrested after being caught on camera hurling racial slurs and other expletives in a racist rant directed at a Black man in Seattle. The Root
  29. White woman threatened to call cops on 8-year-old girl selling water. HuffPost
  30. S. government officials told four immigrant women that they must pay for DNA tests in order to be reunited with their children. Daily Beast


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American Council on Education vows Trump rescinding diversity guidelines ‘does not change’ approach

Richmond renaming school after Obama, scrapping Confederate general’s name

Charleston Apologizes for City’s Role in Slave Trade

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