This Week in White Supremacy #89 | Trump’s escalation of racism means he’s worried about reelection

“Most politicians faced with [poor] numbers would look for ways to broaden their appeal. But Trump has just one political move: inflame the base. As an incumbent, he cannot credibly run again as an avenging outsider who will raze the temples of the evil place called Washington. Instead, he is running as the defender of white, nonurban America and encouraging his loyal voters to blame the problems they face on black and brown people who live in cities and on college-educated snobs who live near the coasts.” – The Washington Post

  1. Trump’s escalation of racism means one thing: He’s worried about reelection – The Washington Post
  2. Adam Harris on Twitter: “Three University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity house and face possible investigation by the Department of Justice after posing with guns in front of a bullet-riddled sign honoring Emmett Till” / Twitter
  3. Janei on Twitter: “Nancy Goodman harassed women eating at the @BonefishGrill located in North Hills, by calling them a ‘nigger’ and management did nothing about it. Disgraceful.” / Twitter
  4. James Montagna on Twitter: “@NPR The United States joins a distinguished group of countries that still use the death penalty. These are the top 7 countries that carried out the most executions in 2017, listed in order; 1. China 2. Iran 3. Saudi Arabia 4. Pakistan 5. Egypt 6. Somalia 7. United States MAGA!” / Twitter
  5. Pro-Trump Republican aiming to unseat Ilhan Omar charged with felony theft | US news | The Guardian
  6. Why police accountability remains out of reach – The Washington Post
  7. BTS, the biggest pop music and K-pop group, still face racism – The Washington Post
  8. Burned-out doctors may be more prone to racial bias – The Washington Post
  9. CBC Toronto on Twitter: “A white man accosted an Arabic-speaking woman and her two-year-old daughter earlier this week, uttering racial slurs and sexually violent threats in broad daylight on a Montreal street.” / Twitter
  10. White Americans Say They’re Less Prejudiced | FiveThirtyEight
  11. Cartoon Called Out For Its Racism After Having Character Turn From White To Black When She ‘Loses Her Beauty’
  12. CNN on Twitter: “President Trump tweeted that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district is a “rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” It’s @VictorBlackwell’s home district. “When he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people,” Blackwell says.” / Twitter
  13. Immigration Officials Snatch 9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Heading To School, Hold Her For 2 Days | HuffPost
  14. Joyce Alene on Twitter: “@ZerlinaMaxwell People would do well to note that Trump is adopting the vermin & infestation language used in Nazi Germany about Jews, Romas & others. Trump will ultimately come for everyone who won’t kowtow to him & acede to his plans.” / Twitter
  15. Instagram account connected to Gilroy shooter pushed staple of white supremacist internet forums
  16. Bree Newsome Bass on Twitter: “Can’t address mass shootings in USA b/c it requires addressing: 1) cultural/historical link b/w guns & white supremacy 2) gun lobby 2) misogyny & violence against women 3) how this society raises white men to feel they are entitled & to respond w/ rage if they feel denied” / Twitter
  17. Bree Newsome Bass on Twitter: “Each day that passes w/ folk making excuses for Trump remaining in office as a: -white supremacist -rapist -national security threat -known criminal affirms white supremacy as status quo, normalizes elected officials engaging in criminal conduct & jeopardizes public safety.” / Twitter


  • Mellon Foundation on Twitter: “Ebony’s Photo Archive Goes for $30 Million, for Future in Public View—”We…cannot even fully measure what it is going to mean to have these images available,” says @MellonFdn Pres. Elizabeth Alexander (@ProfessorEA): (via @nytimes’ @juliebosman)” / Twitter
  • Statue of Viola Liuzzo, civil rights activist, unveiled | USA Today
  • Smithsonian African American museum to get Jet/Ebony archive – The Washington Post
  • Ava DuVernay on Twitter: “Today is the day that a king was born. His power is his survival. His strength is his sword. He defeats darkness daily. He endures. He inspires. Saluting you today, @KoreyKingWise. I celebrate your life and thank you for letting me be a part of it. Happy Birthday, brother.
  • Black journalists push media to cover ‘hyper-racial’ moment in politics – POLITICO
  • Mauricio Martínez on Twitter: “Artists installed seesaws at the border wall so that kids in the U.S. and Mexico could play together. It was designed by architect Ronald Rael. ⁣ ⁣ Beautiful reminder that we are connected: what happens on one side impacts the other.” / Twitter

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