This Week in White Supremacy: Week 67 – ‘Yes, Rep. Meadows, black people have willingly worked for racists’

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  1. Yes, Rep. Meadows, black people have willingly worked for racists – The Washington Post
  2. Jemele Hill on Twitter: “Notice the laughter in the room as he says it… ” => Scott Dworkin on Twitter: “NEW Video: “We’ll send him back to Kenya, or wherever it is,” GOP Rep Mark Meadows said about President Obama. He was laughing hard while talking. This is the second video to surface today where Meadows promotes the racist birther conspiracy theory. Uncovered by @TheDemCoalition http://bit.ly/2IKRX9S
  3. “If you have this much anger in you about where a black 1 year old has her photoshoot, you are racist and need serious help. – Kenidra4Humanity on Twitter
  4. For Black History Month…they made the Black 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders…pretend to be slaves…for a game??????!??!?!!?!?!?!?!?!? Virginia is fully canceled until further notice. – Phillip Atiba Goff on Twitter
  5. The Obsession With Jussie Smollett’s ‘Hoax’ Is Obscuring the Real Threat of Racist Violence | The Nation
  6. Arkansas legislator proposes cutting lunch funding from schools that struggle to improve reading skills – WTKR.com
  7. White People Can’t Quit Blackface – The Nation
  8. Jess Dweck on Twitter: “Oh cool, they’re just saying it out loud now… ” => Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ““The white supremacists are American citizens. The illegal immigrants are people who shouldn’t be here.” http://bit.ly/2TnoKpJ
  9. What Were Armed White Men With Rifles, Pistols and Drones Doing In Haiti? – Atlanta Black Star
  10. “A black woman in Texas who didn’t realize she was ineligible to vote got 5 years in prison for illegally voting. North Carolina Republican Mark Harris cheated to win an election, got caught, and he gets to run again.” Denizcan Grimes on Twitter
  11. “We came to buy a couch and uh…..…[photo]” @RetiredFilth on Twitter
  12. KKK group approved to host rally in downtown Ohio city – TheHill
  13. “Found this display of Nazi memorabilia at the Houston gun show. Sales guy said demand has surged in the last couple of years. – Edward Luce on Twitter
  14. How an allegedly violent white nationalist spent decades in the U.S. military undetected – VICE News
  15. Number of hate groups reaches all-time high, Southern Poverty Law Center report says – NBC News
  16. “NEWS: Thousands of allegations of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors in the custody of the U.S. government have been reported over the past 4 years, including allegations of staff-on-minor abuse.” – Caitlin Owens on Twitter
  17. Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “This is so brazenly beyond.… ” => Aaron Rupar on Twitter: “On Senate floor, @senatemajldr McConnell shamelessly blames Dems for Mark Harris’ election fraud in North Carolina, because Dems haven’t supported voter ID laws.…” http://bit.ly/2IEncU2
  18. Amee Vanderpool on Twitter: “”On Feb. 22, while being processed for release from DHS custody, a 24-year-old Honduran woman went into premature labor and delivered a stillborn baby at the Port Isabel Detention Center.” Joint Press Release from @ICE/@CBP about another death in custody.” http://bit.ly/2IJUIZ0
  19. Shocking racial language found in Bay Area property docs – Mercury News
  20. School Districts Serving Students Of Color Have Less Money – NPR
  21. Trump refuses meeting over hurricane relief, Puerto Rico governor says – NBC News
  22. ‘White women’s yoga’: How Pat Brown’s Meetup experiment exploded on the Internet – The Washington Post
  23. “Major French sportswear retailer Decathlon will no longer sell hijabs following a public outcry” – TIME on Twitter
  24. Maryland Lawmaker Apologizes For Calling Majority-Black County A ‘N****r District’ – HuffPost
  25. A New Book Speaks Plainly About the Large Role White Women Played in Perpetuating Slavery – The New York Times
  26. Michael Cohen, Mark Meadows, Rashida Tlaib fight about Donald Trump’s racism – Vox
  27. “I’m not racist cause I have black friends and family. I’m not racist when I keep talking about black people as objects and concepts instead of people. Listen to Mark Meadows talk about sending Obama back to Kenya in 2012, reflect on today, and tell me again how he’s not racist.” – Amee Vanderpool on Twitter
  28. Va. first lady Pam Northam responds to complaint from Senate page; Pam Northam handed cotton to Senate pages during a mansion tour – localdvm.com
  29. “This just got pretty racist: Alex Jones is on the Joe Rogan show and just casually claimed (Rogan just enjoying himself) that the government runs Mexico like a lab because Native Americans “genetically” go into groupthink pretty fast and therefore are easier to “mind control” – cristina lópez g. on Twitter
  30. “Today is the last day of #BlackHistoryMonth and I got my latest edition of @GQMagazine and this photo was on the back. Compliments of @LouisVuitton” – Christina Greer on Twitter

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS

  • “On this day in 1868, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington Mass. Du Bois invented modern sociology, co-founded the NAACP, and was the first Black man to earn a PhD from Harvard. The U.S. has rarely—if ever—produced an intellectual that was his equal.” – Phillip Atiba Goff on Twitter
  • “Under a bill passed today by the Colorado House, Colorado has agreed to join 12 other states in a compact system that aims to cast all its electoral votes for the winner of the national popular presidential vote. – Kyle Griffin on Twitter
  • Sports Illustrated on Twitter: “Several members of the Ole Miss basketball team knelt during the national anthem before the team’s matchup against Georgia on Saturday https://t.co/g2kHtjmWGx” http://bit.ly/2Tnpk6T
  • KKK ‘night ride again’ editor Goodloe Sutton resigns as editor of Alabama Democrat-Reporter – The Washington Post
  • Kansas State Rep. Ron Highland apologizes after his daughter scorns him for sponsoring anti-LGBT bill – The Washington Post
  • ‘From students in high school all the way to the president’s desk.’ How a government class fought for the release of unsolved FBI civil rights case files. – The Washington Post
  • Oscars 2019 milestones: Black Panther and Roma broke boundaries – Vox
  • “The fifth time in six years a Mexican director has won Best Director.” – Mark Harris on Twitter
  • “Yalitza Aparicio made history tonight as the first indigenous woman from the Americas to be nominated for lead actress, and only the 2nd Mexican actress to be nominated in the category. #Oscars “I really do feel that walls separate people rather than unite people” – Aparicio – Kristen Clarke on Twitter
  • “wrote about a new Smithsonian Channel doc that traces the origins and legacy of The Negro Motorist Green Book without centering white people, ahem https://t.co/YWbo1e6Xqe” – Hannah Giorgis on Twitter
  • Victor Hugo Green (author of The Green Book) – Wikipedia
  • “In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act allowing states to renew efforts to stop people from voting. I am proud to cosponsor the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 to #RestoreTheVOTE and ensure that all Americans have access to the ballot.” – Elijah E. Cummings on Twitter
  • “Good job by grand jury in indicting these abusive and dangerous officers! I pray the young man recovers from this physical, emotional and mental trauma!… => Tomthunkit on Twitter: “Child abuse: A grand jury has indicted the 2 white Louisiana police officers who—unprovoked—body slammed & beat a special needs Black child in middle school The cop claimed the black child “reached for my gun.” That was a lie Let justice be served. – Barbara Arnwine on Twitter
  • The Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions Sets Exec Team – Deadline
  • “BREAKING: Court issues order BLOCKING Texas officials from purging voters from the rolls. Last month, officials announced that 98K+ non-citizens were on the rolls. This was false – a clear #VoterSuppression scheme. We’ll keep fighting for voters w/ our partners. @LawyersComm – Kristen Clarke on Twitter
  • MALDEF Statement on Federal Court Order in Texas Voter Purge Case – MALDEF
  • “Chief Justice Roberts joins the liberals in an important 5–3 decision affirming that the Eighth Amendment may prohibit the execution of inmates suffering dementia who cannot remember their crimes. – Mark Joseph Stern on Twitter
  • “Thomas Jefferson had black children. He held them in slavery. Strom Thurmond had a child with his family’s black maid. He opposed every civil rights bill that came up during the 60s and 70s and was openly segregationist. So trotting put a black employee ain’t, excuse me, ish.” – Ida Bae Wells on Twitter
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