This Week in White Supremacy: Week 61

  1. A Republican lawmaker from Missouri reportedly apologized Thursday for shouting “Go back to Puerto Rico!” on the House floor while Rep. Tony Cárdenas was waiting to speak. Washington Post
  2. 3 Chicago officers acquitted of covering up for colleague who shot Laquan McDonald. NBC News
  3. “Birthright citizenship is guaranteed by the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. But #Barr said that he had never looked into the issue. As a former Attorney General, he hasn’t read the Constitution and the 14th Amendment? Wow.” @maziehirono
  4. House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. New York Times
  5. Domestic violence shelters are cutting services because of the shutdown. HuffPost
  6. “People Trump criticized this weekend: Democrats, immigrants, the Washington Post, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, James Comey, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, the New York Times, Hillary Clinton, and Bob Mueller. People Trump did not criticize: Steve King, after he openly embraced white supremacy”. @JuddLegum
  7. A legacy of mistreatment for San Francisco’s Black special ed students. KALW
  8. Florida official writes Islamaphobic Facebook post about Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Hill Reporter
  9. Manhattan DA Vance alone among city’s district attorneys in referring defendants to ICE. NY Daily News
  10. A century before Trump, the KKK also wanted to halt immigration. And while a real wall wasn’t in their playbook, their motivations and goals sound eerily familiar. Slate
  11. Is a planned monument to women’s rights racist? New York Times
  12. DNA scientist James Watson has a remarkably long history of sexist, racist public comments. Vox
  13. Why doesn’t Trump talk about this man? Alan Gonzalez risked his life confronting robbers. Human Rights Watch
  14. A gay purge in Chechnya has left 2 dead and 40 detained in a new LGBT crackdown. Time
  15. “Trump DOJ will reverse its position in TX redistricting case & oppose preclearance (3(c)) relief for TX’s intentionally discriminatory plan. Yet another reason American voters need, & Congress should enact, new voting rights protections.” @GerryHebert
  16. Rashida Tlaib cursing got 5 times more coverage on cable news than Rep. Steve King embracing white supremacy. Media Matters
  17. Facing stiff resistance from congressional Democrats in negotiations to reopen the government, the White House is exploring other ways to fund President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. A congressional aide told CBS News one option being discussed would divert federal funds meant to help Puerto Rico and several states hit by natural disasters. CBS News
  18. “In latest polling, Pres. Trump’s overall job approval is 37%. Without white evangelicals propping him up, his job approval would be 16%.” @matthewjdowd

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Congress Considers Bill to Defend Freedom of People With Disabilities

#BlackPower: Maxine Waters and other Black Caucus members take charge on Capitol Hill

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Are Destroying the Stereotype of the Silent Muslim Woman

Washington Gov. Inslee to pardon thousands convicted of marijuana possession

Sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown granted clemency after 15 years in prison

California candidates and elected officials could use campaign funds to pay for child care under new bill

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