This Week in White Supremacy: Week 36

Be wise with your energy.

Everything doesn’t require your response.

And injustice requires our attention, but we should be intentional and intelligent about that.

Good can be strategic.

I love you.

Bernice King

  1. These are the names of the Black people whom police have shot and killed since 2016. ACLU
  2. The founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain has stepped down as chairman of the board after he apologized for using a racial slur about African-Americans during a conference call in May. NPR
  3. Muslim girls kicked out of public pool after officials said hijabs would clog filtration system. Washington Post
  4. Study finds that Black women graduate with the most student loan debt. Essence
  5. A new survey from The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute shows that Black and Hispanic citizens are more likely than whites to face barriers at the polls—and to fear the future erosion of their basic political rights. The Atlantic
  6. Miami Police stop serious terrorist attack planned specifically against Jews by an American Neo-Nazi. Miami Herald
  7. VIDEO: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin can’t believe Black kids play chess. NowThis
  8. 38-yr-old white “man” beats a Black 8th grader over a children’s soccer game. The “man” is Jordan Lee Grinnell, a Navy active duty E7. Indivisible Network
  9. Cleaning toilets, following rules: a migrant child’s days in detention. New York Times
  10. Police in suburban St. Louis are conducting an internal review after ten Black college students were wrongly accused of dining and dashing at IHOP on a $62 tab. People
  11. Violence against the transgender community in 2018 – the most ever recorded. HRC
  12. A Black vegan MBA and an Asian lawyer spend $220 on groceries at Raley’s and get harassed by the police for shoplifting. Medium
  13. Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry. TIME
  14. Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon. Chicago Sun Times
  15. BOOK REVIEW: Sarah Churchwell’s Behold, America is a timely survey that traces the political roots of the current ‘America First’ movement back to the early 20th century. The Guardian
  16. Maternal and infant mortality in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Center for American Progress
  17. Miami grandma targeted as U.S. takes aim at naturalized immigrants with prior offenses. Miami Herald
  18. ICE officers to asylum seekers: ‘Don’t you know that we hate you people?’ Rolling Stone
  19. Sexual assault inside ICE detention: 2 survivors tell their stories. New York Times
  20. VIDEO: Woman reportedly harassing a Black couple for blocks as they walked down the street in Berkeley, CA. Atlanta Black Star
  21. Black farmers say they were deliberately sold defective soybean seeds because of their race. Washington Post
  22. Houston fails to give family of deceased firefighter their benefits, claiming her fatal cancer was partly caused by her race. Blavity
  23. Troubling lack of Senate Democratic staff diversity persists, particularly in senior and mid-level positions. Joint Center
  24. POLL: Nearly half of Blacks treated unfairly ‘in last 30 days.’ Gallup
  25. Mexican national commits suicide while in ICE custody in Georgia. Think Progress
  26. Biscayne Park, FL police told to frame Black people, probe found. Miami Herald
  27. Uber’s head of HR resigns following racial discrimination probe. NBC News
  28. Candace McCowan on Twitter: “I greet many people with a ‘good morning’ everyday. Today at Rockaway Beach I got called the n-word in return. This is America.” @CandaceMcCowan7
  29. CHP to investigate slur-filled road-rage video captured by East Bay couple. East Bay Times
  30. VIDEO: In America today, for every $100 of white family wealth, black families only have about $5.04. It’s a direct result of centuries of racist banking policies and practices that systematically kept black Americans from prospering. Splinter


Michelle Obama launches voter registration campaign with Tom Hanks and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

22-year-old becomes the 1st Black female nanoscientist in Virginia.

France’s World Cup win is a victory for immigrants everywhere.

Judge rules separation of immigrant children living in Connecticut from their parents is unconstitutional.

11-year-old launched a business with her sister to combat racism—and it’s taking off.

London Breed sworn in as the first black female mayor of San Francisco.

Mueller charges 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats during 2016 election.

Thousands of protesters filled central London to demonstrate against President Donald Trump.

France’s Kylian Mbappe will donate World Cup winnings to charity.

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