This Week in White Supremacy: Week 83: House panel debates idea of reparations for slavery

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States.

  1. Matthew Amha on Twitter: “Imagine CARDING the most high profile exec in professional sports, seconds after his team wins a championship. Can’t even make history without the police reminding you where you stand.”
  2. Alyssa Milano on Twitter: “Urgent A 1 month old baby in Ursula Border Patrol cage needs medical attention NOW. Premature Baby K is listless, wrapped in a dirty blanket & underweight. She is in desperate need of immediate medical attention. Call your representatives & demand treatment to #SaveBabyK.”
  3. Kenny BooYah! on Twitter: “Just saw this overzealous nutjob on a main road in Melbourne, Fla. He’s gone a step beyond flying rebel flag. And in case U cant read it, the last line on his dumb trump flag says: “Eat Shit Obama.” They walk&ride among us. Sadly, there are lots of them. Especially around here.”
  4. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg on Twitter: “Ok, Internet. Time to learn the difference between concentration camps and death (“extermination”) camps. Germany started with concentration camps in 1933. Death camps started in 1941. Never again is now.”
  5. Ava DuVernay on Twitter: “[photo of new Tubman $20 bill]”
  6. How Families Separated at the Border Could Make the Government Pay | The New Yorker
  7. Mari Copeny on Twitter: “Notre Dame was fixed faster than Flint… ”
  8. Nancy Wang Yuen on Twitter: “”At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents. We were not pulled screaming from our mothers’ arms.” -@GeorgeTakei”
  9. Elizabeth Warren on Twitter: “Dana Martin. Ashanti Carmon. Claire Legato. Muhlaysia Booker. Paris Cameron. Michelle “Tamika” Washington. Chynal Lindsey. Jazzaline Ware. Chanel Scurlock. And now Zoe Spears. The murder of Black trans women is a crisis. We’ll fight this, and we will continue to say their names.…”
  10. Windrush: archived documents show the long betrayal | UK news | The Guardian
  11. Kate Linthicum on Twitter: “A 7-year-old girl from India just died crossing the U.S. border. Her body was found in the same region where Scott Warren and No More Deaths has provided food and water to migrants to avoid tragedies like these.”
  12. Jason Johnson on Twitter: “What was their excuse again…..?… ” ==> RetroNewsNow on Twitter: “A previously unreleased conceptual design of a new $20 note, obtained by the @nytimes, depicts Harriet Tubman in a dark coat with a wide collar & a white scarf. Release of the new design, completed in late 2016, has been delayed by the Trump Administration”
  13. Be A King on Twitter: “Missing my father. Remembering why, as an adult, I can only take photos with statues of him. He galvanized people around systemic change (including militarism, poverty & racism) & spoke truth to power. Power could not take it. Your living was not in vain, Daddy. Thank you.…”
  14. [thread] Black 24/7 on Twitter: “1. Nicholas Simon is a 17 year old DJ and Student. He has a serious medical condition that prevents him from attending regular high school classes, so he’s home schooled. He’s 5’3” and 119 lbs. #TheNewNormal4Blacks #PoliceBrutality #WhenTheySeeUs #BlackLivesMAtter Keep Reading”
  15. George Takei on Twitter: “I know what concentration camps are. I was inside two of them, in America. And yes, we are operating such camps again.”
  16. [thread] Judd Legum on Twitter: “1. An InfoWars host with a VERIFIED TWITTER ACCOUNT advocated lynching Obama on his show yesterday “He belongs in jail. He belongs in Guantanamo Bay. I mean look – I’m not saying this should happen – but Barack Obama, find the tallest tree and a rope”
  17. CNN on Twitter: “72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty in light of racist and offensive social media posts allegedly made by the officers, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said”
  18. Feds Tell 9th Circuit: Detained Kids ‘Safe and Sanitary’ Without Soap


  • WATCH: House panel debates idea of reparations for slavery | PBS
  • Supreme Court kills Virginia’s racial gerrymander, handing Democrats a victory.
  • Janet Mock Makes History With Massive Netflix Deal. The “Pose” producer is the first transgender woman to sign a creator-in-charge deal at a leading entertainment company.

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