This Week in White Supremacy: Week 51

  1. Trump claims he can defy Constitution and end birthright citizenship. CNN
  2. Shooting in Louisville: When white supremacists target the Black elderly. New York Magazine
  3. Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Portraits of the 11 victims. ABC News
  4. “I’m reminded of what Dr. King said after four little girls were murdered in an Alabama church: ‘we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderer.’” @RevDrBarber
  5. Researchers who study social media say that they are seeing an increase in anti-Semitic posts from far-right users of Instagram and Twitter and that the services aren’t doing enough about it. NBC News
  6. “Just a reminder that acts of anti-Semitic violence in the United States increased 57% between 2016 & 2017. The largest single year increase ever. Wake up.” @WalshFreedom
  7. The Justice Department told the U.S. Supreme Court that businesses can discriminate against workers based on their gender identity without violating federal law. Bloomberg Law
  8. The ACLU filed a discrimination complaint against Visalia Unified School District on behalf of African American students, alleging discrimination, racial bias and fostering racially hostile environments. ABC 30
  9. “As Trump orders 5000 troops to our border to stop a caravan of refugees, it begs the question…Where the hell were these 5000 troops as he let 3000 Puerto Ricans die? Use of troops appears ok when it’s to harm brown people but not ok when they could help brown people.” @krassenstein
  10. Trump officials have barred health experts from helping end one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history. Vox
  11. Veterans Affairs official hung portrait of Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard in his office. ABC News
  12. Ex-Texas firefighter gets a year in prison for leaving nooses at black family’s home. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  13. Some Texas voting machines are switching people’s votes. HuffPost
  14. “See what’s unfolding? Racist killings; laws overturned; protections withdrawn; votes stolen; allies threatened; blood lust unleashed; white supremacy rising; liberals on the run. 1880’s all over. We gotta step up big b/c this ugly will only get worse & we’ve seen how this ends.” @sandylocks
  15. Police arrested a man for allegedly harassing and threatening to assault a Black GOP campaign worker at an early-voting location in Charlotte, N.C. CBS News
  16. “White privilege is getting fired for racist comments after being hired despite a history of racist comments and still walking away with $69 million in severance.” @cmclymer
  17. ‘I will not tolerate Mexicans acting in a violent way’: Kirstjen Nielsen tells Fox News that Border Patrol may shoot at migrant caravan as defense. Raw Story
  18. “President Trump just said black people appreciate more than most that prisoners are getting jobs and a ‘second chance.’ Think about that.” @Yamiche
  19. “It’s been 96 days since the Trump administration was ordered to reunite the families whom they tore apart. In that time, we’ve been in court, searching for deported parents overseas, and negotiating a settlement agreement to restore the asylum claims of many families.” @ACLU
  20. Trump administration discovers 14 more separated children are in its custody. The discovery raises the official number of babies and children who were separated from their families to 2,668. NBC News
  21. “Lou Dobbs’ guest blames ‘the continued invasion of this country’ by immigrants for ‘diseases spreading across the country that are causing polio-like paralysis of our children.’” @bad_takes
  22. The Black women waiting for help from AAA said they could smell the alcohol on the breath of Susan Westwood, the slurring, unsteady white woman who had approached them in a dark parking lot. But Westwood had no trouble conveying a racially-tinged message straight out of the Jim Crow era. Mercury News
  23. “Man who followed Black Muslim couple for 20 blocks and hurled slurs bursts into tears after being charged with a hate crime. My favorite type of bigot is the crying bigot.” @JessForevrYoung
  24. Indiana woman arrested for allegedly leaving racist note on new neighbors’ door. TIME
  25. Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach people with disabilities. Reuters

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

Intel ends financial support of Congressman Steve King

VIDEO: Hasan Minhaj on Affirmative Action

Letter to President Trump from Pittsburgh Jewish Leaders

Muslim Americans raise more than $120,000 for those affected by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Dr. Olivette Otele Is Now The First Black Woman To Be A History Professor In The UK

Latino group, Lyft offer voters rides to polling place outside Dodge City

Ethiopia elects first woman president in country’s history

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