This Week in White Supremacy: Week 62

  1. Yes, artificial intelligence can be racist. Vox
  2. Florida’s top elections official abruptly resigned after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim. HuffPost
  3. S. officials to start pushing asylum seekers back across the border. LA Times
  4. The son of Martin Luther King Jr. criticized Vice President Mike Pence for citing the slain civil rights leader to make the case for a wall along the US-Mexico border. CNN
  5. The federal government agreed to allow federally funded foster care agencies in South Carolina to deny services to same-sex or non-Christian couples. NBC News
  6. Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, the only African-American official elected to a statewide position, was the lone protester on Friday during a tribute in the state Senate honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday. The Hill
  7. White supremacist pleads guilty to killing Black man as ‘practice’ for racist plot. The Guardian
  8. Supreme Court revives Trump’s ban on transgender military personnel. NPR
  9. Why Trump’s MAGA hats have become a potent symbol of racism. CNN
  10. Black children don’t have Nick Sandmann’s rights. The Nation
  11. The threat of teenage white boys. My American Meltingpot
  12. Did the Supreme Court Issue a major immigration ruling under false pretenses? A leaked memo reveals that top Trump officials discussed changing a key policy—as soon as the court made its decision. Mother Jones
  13. A trans woman was charged with ‘false personation’ for giving the NYPD her real name. ACLU
  14. Social media rips Williamson County Republican Party for sharing racist meme of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Nashville Tennessean
  15. Disability Rights Oregon and four other groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Oregon in U.S. District Court, saying the state denies hundreds of children with disabilities the right to attend a full day of school. The Lewiston Tribune
  16. “The more this country continues to see racism as just bad behavior, or a personal character failing, the easier it is to be willfully blind to the social, political and cultural structures systems that keep white supremacy in its place.” @KarenAttiah
  17. The White House calls food stamp funds for Puerto Rico ‘excessive and unnecessary’. Grist
  18. Two Republican congressmen met with a Holocaust denier about DNA “research”. Slate
  19. The unbelievable story of the plot against George Soros: How two Jewish American political consultants helped create the world’s largest anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. BuzzFeed News
  20. Jason Van Dyke’s 81-month sentence for murdering Laquan McDonald is a slap in the face of justice. Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  21. The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant kids at the border than it previously acknowledged, and the separations began months before the policy was announced. Politico
  22. Four women found guilty after leaving food and water for migrants in Arizona desert. The Hill
  23. “ICE took away my client’s prosthetic leg and arm. They kept his leg for five months. They still haven’t given back his prosthetic arm, and now they’re going to deport him tomorrow without. They’ve never explained why. His asylum appeal is still pending. This is human cruelty.” @MatthewHoppock
  24. Man pleads guilty to federal hate crime charge for racist graffiti in ex-landlord’s home. WCPO

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

Yalitza Aparicio becomes first indigenous best actress Oscar nominee

Pediatrician And Youth Advocate Dr. Nadine Burke Harris Is California’s First Surgeon General

Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case

Jameela Jamil Turns Down Role, Says A ‘Brilliant Deaf Woman’ Should Get It Instead

Young, Angry and ‘Untouchable’: They were derided, despised and shunned for centuries. Now India’s lowest caste are making their voices heard.

S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus to Open National LGBTQ Arts Center

UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s Perfect-10 Floor Routine Is Everything You Need in Your Life Right Now

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