This Week in White Supremacy, Week 86: Sen. Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers enslaved 14 people

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers enslaved 14 people, bringing reparations issue close to home. McConnell has opposed paying reparations to descendants of enslaved Africans, though census records show his family, like many others, benefited from their labor.

  1. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s great-great-grandfathers enslaved 14 people, bringing reparations issue close to home
  2. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II on Twitter: “Sen Tim Scott, a descendent of slaves that America counted as 3/5 of a person, stood silently beside AG Barr as he said he thinks he has a way to put a citizenship questions on the census that would undercount people & under-appropriate representation. A shame & a disgrace.”
  3. ICE Told Agents ‘Happy Hunting!’ as They Prepped for Raid
  4. Immigrants fired from Trump clubs seek White House meeting – ABC News
  5. Amy Spitalnick on Twitter: “2019 in America: a school principal wouldn’t provide Holocaust education because, he claims, it is a “belief” and he must be “politically neutral.” “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event…”…”
  6. Black News & Business Promo on Twitter: “YouTube employee Christopher Cukor called police on a Black man who was standing outside of an apartment building waiting for a friend in the Bay area.”
  7. Big Boss on Twitter: “A white supremacist in Arizona stabbed a 17-year-old kid in the neck and killed him, claiming it was because the kid was listening to “rap music.” The media is running with the “mentally ill” excuse, but this is clearly a hate crime.”
  8. Trump administration ending in-person interpreters at immigrants’ first hearings –
  9. As Cameras Track Detroit’s Residents, a Debate Ensues Over Racial Bias – The New York Times
  10. Secret use of census info helped send Japanese Americans to internment camps in WWII – The Washington Post
  11. Phillip Atiba Goff on Twitter: “Pretty sure that the Bible disagrees with evangelicals on this one.… ” Pew Research Religion on Twitter: “% who say the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees: Religiously unaffiliated 65% Black Protestant 63% Catholic 50% White mainline Protestant 43% White evangelicals 25%”
  12. Migrant kids in overcrowded Arizona border station allege sex assault, retaliation from U.S. agents
  13. Andrew Lawrence on Twitter: “An absolutely stunning racist attack on @IlhanMN from Tucker. I’m shocked She is “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country” She “is a living fire alarm. A warning to the rest of us that we better change our immigration. Or else”… ”
  14. Senate Democrats Survey Results Show More People of Color Hired, But Less Black Staff | Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies


  • Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “50 yrs ago, Shirley Chisholm began her service as the first Black woman in Congress. She was often frozen out by men and alienated by the feminist movement. Chisholm’s courage helped create a pathway for the 20 Black women in Congress today.”
  • JP Schnapper-Casteras on Twitter: “Tomorrow, over 200 major companies, representing more than 7 million employees and $5 trillion in revenue, will file a brief in support of LGBTQ workers at #SCOTUS. Here’s why that’s a big deal:”

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