This Week in White Supremacy: Week 55

  1. Former Facebook employee says the company has ‘a Black people problem’. CNN
  2. Two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur were spray-painted on the walls of a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia University, the latest in a surge of anti-Semitic incidents in New York this year. New York Times
  3. Autopsy finds evidence that transgender migrant who died in ICE custody had been beaten. USA Today
  4. A 60 Minutes investigation has found the separations that dominated headlines this summer began earlier and were greater in number than the Trump administration admits. CBS News
  5. Black GM workers detail a shocking string of racist incidents. Raw Story
  6. A new government watchdog memo says the Trump administration waived rigorous background checks for all staff working at the nation’s largest detention camp for migrant children. AP
  7. “Spent the day at Angola prison & was overwhelmed by how vast it was. 18,000 acres, larger than Manhattan. A former plantation turned prison w/thousands of black men still working in its fields. It was haunting. I’m reminded that no matter how large a cage it, it’s still a cage.” @ClintSmithIII
  8. Nooses hung at Mississippi state capitol just before runoff election. HuffPost
  9. S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy that was set up so that white parents could avoid having to send their children to schools with Black students. Jackson Free Press
  10. Hyde-Smith defeats Espy in Mississippi senate race. The Atlantic
  11. Some of the Central American migrants who remain in the Benito Juarez shelter, the largest one giving refuge to participants of the migrant caravan in Tijuana, came together to plea for their lives and demand that their human rights stopped being violated. NBC News
  12. “There have been just under 2,000 United States Senators in American history. Just 10 of them – 10! – have been Black. Only 52 – 52! – have been women.” @StevenTDennis
  13. A New York synagogue fights to defend one of its own from deportation. Washington Post
  14. A federal grand jury indicted three members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on charges of beating a fellow police officer who was working undercover during a 2017 protest. A fourth officer also was indicted and accused conspiring to cover up the incident. NPR
  15. “Pastors & community members in Morrisville, NC are being arrested for standing w/ Samuel Oliver, a man who has been living in sanctuary at a Durham church.” @RevDrBarber
  16. The changing police narrative of why a Black man was shot to death in an Alabama mall. CNN
  17. Three swastikas in 9 days: anti-Semitic incidents on Cornell’s north campus stoke fear. Cornell Daily Sun
  18. “ICE detention tour today. They told me detainees were given colored shirts to indicate “risk” level: blue low, orange medium, red “high risk.” Had only seen blue/orange, when 50 red-shirted men walked in at the end. What made them “high risk” you ask? Every single man was Black.” @VoltaireLaFlare
  19. School district won’t punish students in Nazi salute prom photo. HuffPost
  20. Detectives found Nazi memorabilia and an “arsenal” of more than fifty firearms, including assault rifles and snipers, in the home of a Huntington Beach man who was arrested by police on Tuesday. FOX 11
  21. 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen: “What is happening to these children is a moral abomination. When Congress is back in session, I’ll be pushing for a vote to end our involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.” @ChrisMurphyCT
  22. An IRS program using private debt collectors to handle delinquent tax bills is improperly demanding payment from hurricane victims and squeezing some of the poorest Americans—all the while turning a profit far below industry standards. Quartz
  23. Kansas official who said he was part of ‘master race’ resigns. NBC News
  24. A judge slams ICE officials for lying as he orders dozens of Iraqis released. BuzzFeed
  25. New report sheds light on missing, murdered indigenous women. KIRO 7
  26. “Lately, I have been averaging 1-2 interviews a day with international press about fascist movements. There is an international fascist forest fire now, of linked movements. Don’t focus on the local details of your own country at this moment. Try to get a vision of the whole now.” @jasonintrator
  27. In Trump’s America, immigrants are afraid to apply for food stamps. Mother Jones

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

Trailblazing Politician Shirley Chisholm Is Getting A Statue In NYC

Viola Davis To Play First Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm In Amazon Biopic

Kalin Bennett, Arkansas teen with autism, recruited to play basketball at Kent State

Christine Blasey Ford Is Donating Her GoFundMe Money To Sexual Assault Survivors

ICE To Release Asylum-Seeker After 2 Years In Detention

Microsoft holiday ad captures joy of video games and inclusion as boy uses Xbox Adaptive Controller

Patagonia donating its $10 million Trump corporate tax cut to environmental groups

Republican senator effectively sinks nomination of controversial judicial pick Thomas Farr

These Black Women Judges Swept Mississippi’s Circuit Court Run-Off Election In A Historic Way

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