This Week in White Supremacy #76 | ‘White people literally amplify their voting power by incarcerating Black people’

“Most people don’t realize this: not only can incarcerated people not vote, but their population counts towards the (conservative) towns where they are incarcerated when drawing/allocating districts. White people literally amplify their voting power by incarcerating Black people.” ~ Aditya Mukerjee

  1. Aditya Mukerjee, the Otterrific on Twitter: “Most people don’t realize this: not only can incarcerated people not vote, but their population counts towards the (conservative) towns where they are incarcerated when drawing/allocating districts. White people literally amplify their voting power by incarcerating Black people.”
  2. Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft. You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
  3. Brian Krassenstein on Twitter: “Moments Ago Trump congratulated Nick Bosa for being selected #2 in the NFL Draft. Bosa is a White, Trump supporter, who follows multiple White Nationalist accounts on Instagram. The #1 Pick, AHEAD of Bosa, an African American named Kyler Murray, got NO Mention. Coincidence?”
  4. Robert Littal on Twitter: “Nick Bosa Latest Likes From 2nd White Nationalist IG Acct Shows He Dislikes Beyonce Not b/c of Her Music, But b/c She Dressed Up Like a “Black Panther” & Protested Against Police Brutality During SB Performance (Deleted Tweets-IG)”
  5. L E F T, PhD on Twitter: “The 49ers wanted no parts of two players peacefully protesting against racism and Police-Terrorism. But the MAGA marching, white supremacism endorsing, Trump loving Nick Bosa.”
  6. Charles M. Blow on Twitter: “So, Trump thinks racist, slave-owning Robert E. Lee, who lead the confed army to crushing defeat, was a great general. And, he thinks racist, slave-owning Andrew Jackson, whose “Indian removal program” eventually lead to the Trail of Tears, was a great prez. See the pattern?”
  7. Thurgood Marshall Institute on Twitter: “”It’s happening all the time. No one is out here having our backs as young black women, and we all we got.””
  8. Fox News Reporter Rips Colleagues Over Charlottesville: You Sound Like ‘White Supremacist Chat Room’
  9. David Jolly on Twitter: “Not enjoyable to bring back footage of David Duke at Charlottesville, but in light of Trump and his defenders reshaping his ‘fine people’ remark this morning on the WH lawn, watch below at :22. At :30, David Duke says, “we’re going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.”…”
  10. Larry Sabato on Twitter: “You know what I heard that weekend? Not one single comment about Robert E. Lee. But I did hear racial slurs and the chants, “Jews will not replace us!” and “Into the ovens!” Very fine people, indeed.…”
  11. The Myth of the Kindly General Lee – The Atlantic
  12. Tommy Vietor on Twitter: “The measles outbreak coverage is oddly apolitical. Blame for ebola was placed squarely on Obama (including by Trump). Meanwhile, Trump is the world’s most famous anti-vaxxer and is clearly part of the problem”
  13. The outrage of private prisons in America –
  14. Mikel Jollett on Twitter: “Robert E. Lee owned 200 slaves (which he famously tortured) then led a rebellion to extend slavery which killed 620,000 people. Saying you’re not a racist, you just love Robert E. Lee is like saying you’re not an antisemite, you just love Hitler.…”
  15. John Weaver on Twitter: “Stop with this bullshit about Robert E. Lee. Lee was a brutal, intolerant slave owner who committed treason, resulting in the deaths of thousands and thousands of Americans, to preserve slavery. Period. Fact. End of discussion.”
  16. An ICE Agent Shoved a Lawyer While Making an Arrest At the Multnomah County Courthouse – Willamette Week
  17. Phillip Atiba Goff on Twitter: “1. Excited that our new paper is out in ⁦@PNASNews⁩. Longitudinal data shows that, regardless of previous criminality, Black and Latino boys who are stopped more often by police are actually MORE likely to commit crimes 6, 12, and 18 months later.”
  18. Driver crashed into people because he thought they were Muslim, police say – Los Angeles Times
  19. Catherine Wigginton on Twitter: “So this bullshit just went down today at Politics & Prose. White nationalists disrupting @JonathanMetzl talk on his book Dying of Whiteness. Point made. @PM_Learn”
  20. The EPA wanted to clean up toxic soil in Alabama. Why did a lobbyist, a lawyer and a legislator try to stop them? – The Washington Post
  21. Broderick Greer on Twitter: ““The only way to preserve right-wing conservatism in American government is to rig the system against this new electorate.””
  22. White Nationalists Storm Washington Bookstore Reading: ‘This Land Is Our Land’ | HuffPost
  23. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “Shane Piche, white, admitted to raping a 14 yr old girl. He will do NO jail time. 16 yr old Kaleif Browder, African American, spent 3 yrs on Rikers Island awaiting trial on an accusation that he stole a backpack. Much of the time was spent in solitary confinement”
  24. Mark Elliott on Twitter: “This year’s Teacher of the Year is Rodney Robinson. Yes, he’s black” ==> POLITICO on Twitter: “Donald Trump is expected to take a pass on handing out this year’s National Teacher of the Year award honors — forgoing a tradition that dates to President Harry Truman”
  25. Anti-Semitic Incidents Remained at Near-Historic Levels in 2018; Assaults Against Jews More Than Doubled | Anti-Defamation League
  26. Arjun Sethi on Twitter: “Some devastating news out of Ohio. Four members of a Sikh family were shot dead in their apartment yesterday. There was forced entry & and police are investigating hate as a potential motive. Day after Day. Tragedy after Tragedy. It’s truly unbearable.”
  27. Violent anti-Semitic incidents rose 13 percent worldwide last year, report says – The Washington Post
  28. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “There is a stark racial wealth divide in our country today —a typical white family has $140,500 in wealth, while a typical African American family has just $3,400. Predatory lending exacerbates this crisis.”
  29. Thread: Rashad Robinson on Twitter: “About 13 years ago in Central Park, I was stopped and frisked by the police while on a morning run. They had me up against a tree, claiming that I looked like I was “running from something.” The white officers said that “I didn’t look like a runner.” #WhenTheySeeUs”
  30. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “30 yrs ago, Trump ran this ad in NY papers Trump wrote: “I want to hate these muggers and murderers. They should be forced to suffer and when they kill, they should be executed..” The #CentralParkFive, all young Black boys, were wrongfully convicted & released several yrs later”


  • Judges Rule Michigan Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered – The New York Times
  • The Hill on Twitter: “Vermont Senate votes to remove all slavery references from state Constitution”
  • Yankees And Flyers Eject Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ : NPR (In the aftermath of a discovery that the singer also recorded at least two songs with racist content in the 1930s, two major American sports teams, baseball’s New York Yankees and ice hockey’s Philadelphia Flyers, have announced that they will stop playing Smith’s rendition of the Irving Berlin patriotic classic.)
  • Tomthunkit on Twitter: “Bodega owners around the city will stop selling the NY Post over its depiction of Rep. Ilhan Omar”
  • Gary Parrish on Twitter: “Tony Bennett has announced that Virginia’s national championship men’s basketball team has declined an invitation to visit The White House.”
  • Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “BREAKING: Texas #VoterSuppression scheme defeated! Officials made FALSE claims about more than 95K+ non-citizens on the registration rolls. Today’s settlement brings this naked attempt to purge legitimately registered voters from the rolls to an end. @LawyersComm”
  • Texas retracts claim of mass voter fraud touted by Trump, halts planned purge.
  • Meet the first African American dean at UC College of Law | News |
  • Fred Wellman on Twitter: “You know what you call the first black woman to graduate Ranger School? Ranger…just like the rest of us. Congratulations SFC Simmons! Well done!”
  • Nancy Wang Yuen on Twitter: “Given that Lucy Liu is only the second Asian woman (after Anna May Wong) to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, I did some digging. In 2011, of the 2,354 stars: 3.4% belong to Hispanics 5.1% belong to African-Americans 0.4% belong to Asians”
  • Joint Center on Twitter: “.@JointCenter Commends @SenatorCantwell for Hiring David Strickland, the First Black Senate Full Committee Staff Director in Two Years…”
  • School Discipline Disparities Get Attention on Capitol Hill | WVTF

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