This Week in White Supremacy: Week 40

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“At this time in history, our country is sinking deeper and deeper into the morass of racial hatred, gender violence, and untampered greed and corruption. Mendacity rules from the very top of our government, posing a danger to our democracy that has global, indeed planetary consequences. But we must stand tall against these forces, knowing that we had Aretha, we heard her, and thanks to the body of work she leaves behind, we can hear her still. More now than ever, we are in need of the truth and power of that voice. May we aspire to its integrity, beauty, power, and glory. May we be inspired by that woman, who stuck by her beliefs, and demanded respect for herself and her people with boldness and soul.”

Aretha Franklin—Musical Genius, Truth Teller, Freedom Fighter by Farah Jasmine Griffin

  1. Pregnant Black mom was accused of hiding stolen goods under her shirt. Vox
  2. Trump calling Omarosa a ‘dog’ is sexist and racist, period. CNN
  3. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway struggled to name any high-level African-American advisers to President Trump who work in the West Wing. The Hill
  4. Tech companies promised to stop helping neo-Nazis raise money. They haven’t. HuffPost
  5. Wanted to pit white people against Black people on ‘The Apprentice’. Newsweek
  6. Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party. The Atlantic
  7. Young Black boy with dreads kicked out of school because of his hair. @shaunking
  8. Ava DuVernay on Twitter: “The criminalization of black life, black freedom, black independence continues. Police unions publicly heeding Trump’s call. If you study history, this should send shivers up your spine.” @ava
  9. Trump’s inner circle gets whiter. Politico
  10. 83% of Republicans approve of President Trump’s handling of racial issues. CBS News
  11. Virginia investigators say they’ve found no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with their heads covered with bags. AP News
  12. Arkansas cop fired after telling Black men they don’t ‘belong’ there. NowThis
  13. New viral video shows Oakland woman threatening Spanish speakers over parking space. SF Gate
  14. A man hired as a contractor at an upscale apartment complex in Century City says he and his coworker were subjected to racist accusations by a resident — who proceeded to throw scalding coffee on him. KTLA
  15. Missouri state house candidate who praised Hitler wins GOP primary. Jewish Journal
  16. Baltimore police officer suspended after viral video shows him punching, tackling man. Baltimore Sun
  17. This white man in Pennsylvania repeatedly calls his Black neighbor the “N” word & throws something at him. @sahluwal
  18. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is picking up opposition from disability advocacy groups. Ability Magazine
  19. Multiple women rejected from jobs after company says they have ‘ghetto names’. HuffPost
  20. A Black woman had the police called on her by a store clerk because she used too many coupons. @TomthunkitsMind

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