This Week in White Supremacy: Week 60

  1. Thousands of immigration hearings have been canceled due to the partial government shutdown, leaving immigrants in legal limbo as they await rescheduled dates that could be as late as 2022. CBS News
  2. The GOP’s sexualized assault of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Dame
  3. Trump’s shutdown will hit Black Americans the hardest. HuffPost
  4. The Tarrant County Republicans in Texas will vote this week to remove their vice chairman because he is Muslim. The Hill
  5. DHS accused of lying, again, about a terrorism-immigration link. Daily Beast
  6. Brittany Noble: Why I disappeared from WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi. Medium
  7. A Black hockey player on an Anne Arundel County youth squad faced ugly racial taunts. Baltimore Sun
  8. Renowned sportscaster says NFL teams are racist when it comes to hiring coaches. CNN
  9. Southern Poverty Law Center’s statement on the 116th Congress: “The challenges facing the 116th Congress are great, and none are greater than the role of the White House in exacerbating racism and extremism in nearly every facet of American life.” SPLC
  10. White bicyclist charged in what D.C. prosecutors say was racially motivated assault on Black motorist. Washington Post
  11. Police are investigating the appearance of anti-black hate speech showing up in a section of South Philadelphia. ABC 6
  12. Trump Jr. suggests border wall is like a zoo fence. CBS News
  13. Newly released FOIA documents shed light on Border Patrol’s seemingly limitless authority. The Intercept
  14. The Trump administration has stopped cooperating with UN investigators over potential human rights violations occurring inside America, in a move that delivers a major blow to vulnerable US communities and sends a dangerous signal to authoritarian regimes around the world. The Guardian
  15. “Get Out”: Black families harassed in their own homes. ProPublica
  16. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights will investigate allegations that a public school system in Montana discriminated against Native American students. Washington Post
  17. “Sitting Congressman, Steve King of Iowa, wants to know how the term ‘white supremacist’ became offensive.” @girlsreallyrule
  18. Racist school bullying has risen in areas that voted for Trump in presidential election. The Independent

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

ICYMI: EJS Launches ‘Remembering 1619’ Observance

New rule bans LGBTQ employment discrimination in House of Representatives

Mayor de Blasio announces health care for all NYC residents

Ex-felons can now sign up to vote in Florida

25-year-old Kenyan invents smart gloves that convert sign language movements into audio speech

How They Won: Three Wheelchair Users Share Stories About Their Election to Office

Sandra Oh made history 3 times at the Golden Globes

Netflix Won’t Film TV Show in North Carolina Due to State’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

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