This Week in White Supremacy: Week 52

  1. Trump repeatedly claims not to understand certain accents. The Atlantic
  2. In 2018 midterms, candidates and campaign ads embraced racist rhetoric. USA Today
  3. Trump calls Black reporter’s question on racism ‘racist’. Miami Herald
  4. Racial violence exists on a continuum. Trump’s use of racially violent language enables racially violent acts. Slate
  5. Wisconsin conservative admits he’d shoot his sister in the face for Trump: ‘She has to know how passionate I am’. Raw Story
  6. Michael Cohen says Trump repeatedly used racist language before his presidency. Vanity Fair
  7. “Hannah Arendt in her 1951 book The Origins of Totalitarianism: ‘The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction,’ and ‘the distinction between true and false no longer exist’.” @michikokakutani
  8. This Holocaust survivor offers a warning: It starts slowly. PRI
  9. “Mainstream Republicans may not be thrilled about white nationalists, but they’re willing to work with them and prefer them to any Democrat.’ @jonathanchait
  10. “No power cords for voting machines in African American majority neighborhood in Georgia. This is a disgrace. I don’t believe in coincidences. Everyone should assume this is all orchestrated by Kemp. Who’s the biggest cheater in Georgia politics in years.” @funder
  11. “Half of the voting machines at my majority-black polling place were broken, I waited almost three hours to vote in a gym with no ventilation, and it was so hot and crowded a 12 year-old passed out.” @iSmashFizzle
  12. “I’m sure it’s a coincidence that the places where polling machines break down or there aren’t enuf of them r almost always in people of color-heavy communities. Also a coincidence that the machines flipping votes from 1 party 2 the other just so happen 2 always flip D to R.” @timjacobwise
  13. Right-wing hate groups are recruiting video gamers. NPR
  14. Arsonist sets fires at 7 Brooklyn synagogues and Jewish schools. Raw Story
  15. Idaho school district officials are apologizing after several teachers and staffers at an elementary school donned offensive Halloween costumes, one group in caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and another group dressed as a border wall emblazoned with “Make America Great Again.” AP
  16. GOP Rep. Mark Sanford: Haitian babies born in US don’t deserve birthrights because they are not ‘former slaves’. Raw Story
  17. Justice Department urges Supreme Court to hear its case against DACA program for undocumented immigrants without waiting for appeals courts to rule. USA Today
  18. Iowa Jews always knew about Steve King. BuzzFeed
  19. Steve King says he hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan ‘will elope to Cuba’. Washington Post
  20. 25 ways Sessions criminalized and terrorized communities of color. Center for American Progress
  21. Authorities say the shootings at a Kentucky grocery store appear to be racially motivated. But a prosecutor said that because the state’s hate crime statute does not include homicides, the accused gunman was not charged with a hate crime. CNN
  22. An Oakland City Council candidate who is of Lebanese descent says someone drew a swastika on one of his campaign signs. East Bay Times
  23. The Trump administration, which already canceled a grant for a group that fights white supremacist terror, now appears unwilling to renew the anti-domestic terror program under which it was funded, despite recent high-profile attacks like the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and data showing a spike in attacks on religious minorities. NBC News

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

3 African Americans elected State Attorney General

A Record Number Of Women Will Serve In Congress (With Potentially More To Come)

Jared Polis becomes first openly gay person elected governor in America

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar first Muslim women elected to Congress

Amendment No. 2 passes, Louisiana voters strike down non-unanimous jury law

‘Our Voice Will Count.’ Former Felon Praises Florida Passing Amendment 4, Which Will Restore Voting Rights to 1.4 Million People

Nineteen African American women elected to Harris Co. judge positions

Trans people celebrate Massachusetts’ history-making law keeping protections

Ayanna Pressley Is Now Officially Massachusetts’ 1st Black Woman Elected To Congress

Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland Will Officially Become the First Native American Congresswomen

San Francisco 49ers Cheerleader Takes a Knee During National Anthem

Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White One

The Little Girl Obsessed With Michelle Obama’s Portrait Dressed As Her For Halloween

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