This Week in White Supremacy #98: Rep. Elijah Cummings – “When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked … what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?”

Susan Davis on Twitter: ““When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked, in 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing? Did we play games?” -Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Feb. 27, 2019.” / Twitter

  1. Peter Daou on Twitter: “Reasons Black people have been murdered in 21st century America: Praying, biking, driving, running, lying down, holding skittles, breathing, being home. #AtatianaJefferson” / Twitter

  2. ryan on Twitter: “1. he does want to play 2. nobody was worked him out, including Seattle (just a walk-through) 3. he isn’t demanding a large salary 4. agent has reached out to all 32 teams with no response 5. he’s still training 5 days a week and has traits of many young QB’s in the league today…

  3. Opinion: Hold Trump Accountable; The patriots of the civil rights movement spoke truth to power. We can do it again. | The New York Times

  4. Bishop Talbert Swan on Twitter: “Finish the sentence..“Had they been BLACK….”

  5. Shaker Heights has tried to tackle race for 60 years. What if trying isn’t enough? – The Washington Post

  6. Hunter Walker on Twitter: “This guy is teaching his young son how to boo the press. “Boo … bad media … thumbs down,” he said.… ”


  8. Opinion: How Italians Became ‘White’ – The New York Times

  9. Forth Worth Police Fatally Shoot Black Women In Her Home

  10. Jessica Sidman on Twitter: “My brother is on a @united flight from LA to Boston and saw this guy boarding with a shirt that reads “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.” #thread…”

  11. Authorities identify Dallas woman killed in home by Fort Worth officer

  12. Ibram X. Kendi on Twitter: ““WAR IS HELL but there are things worse than Hell as every Negro knows.” —W. E. B. Du Bois As every Black person still knows.” / Twitter

  13. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “This is Atatiana Jefferson. She was 28 yrs old, a graduate of Xavier Univ. and lived w/ her nephew. A Fort Worth, TX cop shot and killed her thru her window as she stood peacefully and unarmed in her own home. Black people are subject to deadly force even when they stay home.” / Twitter

  14. Angie Maxwell on Twitter: “The white flight suburbs of Baton Rouge just voted to secede from the city to form their own white city & white school district. They don’t want their taxes to support those they deem “undeserving.” Shameful. #segregation. #1619Project” / Twitter

  15. ‘I don’t think they know we exist’ – The Washington Post

  16. Watchdog finds Chicago police covered up details of Laquan McDonald shooting – Axios

  17. zedster on Twitter: “This shirt references the concept of the “day of the rope” a day in the white supremacists book the Turner Diary In the book race traders, professors, journalist and others who had stood against the “master race” are hung in large numbers from street lights on that day″ / Twitter

  18. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “There might be fewer unjustified police shootings today if DOJ was still in the business of investigating problematic police departments. But Jeff Sessions largely shut that work down last Nov and phased out the use of consent decrees for reform. #SayHerName #AtatianaJefferson” / Twitter

  19. Republican South Carolina Sheriff Candidate Admits to Blackface

  20. Leslie Proll on Twitter: “On #IndigenousPeopleDay, let’s remember tragic history & today’s discrimination, celebrate contributions of Native people & commit to increasing their representation at all levels of government, including federal bench. There’s only one Native American judge in entire country.” / Twitter

  21. Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “The video is heinous. But this is not just about the media & Mr. Trump’s “political rivals.” @Blklivesmatter is not a”rival” of this President. It is a human rights organization focused on the issue of anti-Black violence, especially police killing of unarmed Black ppl.” / Twitter

  22. Janai Nelson on Twitter: “There’s a reason Black Codes were called slavery by another name. Loitering laws gave law enforcement license to criminalize quotidian Black life. OFC Pasquale Storace III acted no different than a 19th century constable. We want answers @29thDistrict.” / Twitter

  23. Ava DuVernay on Twitter: ““I wanted to paint the last thing that #AtatianaJefferson was doing before she was killed by the cops. Her life mattered.” – Artist @4NIKKOLAS” / Twitter

  24. Wajahat “Get Over It” Ali on Twitter: “Just met a couple, both doctors, from India and currently settled in Pennsylvania. Hardcore Trump country. Their patients often tell them they want white doctors. They say it openly to their faces. They said they have many stories like this. I’m sure it’s economic anxiety.” / Twitter

  25. Leslie Proll on Twitter: “Four years AFTER Brown v. Board. Lawyers need to remember this history.” / Twitter

  26. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “BREAKING: Aaron Dean has been charged with murder for the killing of #AtatianaJefferson. While there is a long road ahead for the family, this is an important development tonight. Pressure must still be applied to ensure a thorough investigation of the Fort Worth Police Dept.” / Twitter

  27. ‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias – The New York Times

  28. Netflix, Ava DuVernay Sued by Police Interrogation Firm – Variety

  29. Detroit NABJ Calls for Boycott of The Word Network After Kevin Adell Sends Racist Meme

  30. Video: Middle School Teacher Goes on Racist Rant in Parking Lot

  31. here for dafonte on Twitter: “wow so many people are sharing this story about donald brashear without realizing the photo is of georges laraque! imagining someone in at postmedia doing a search for “black hockey player” like yeah that must be him lmaooo @nationalpost please explain how this happened” / Twitter

  32. CAIR-CA Report: 40% of Muslim Students in California Experience Bullying, Discrimination – CAIR

  33. Border Patrol Illegally Held a Sick 9-Year-Old Girl Without Medical Attention, Lawsuit Says – VICE

  34. Vanita Gupta on Twitter: “Outrageous: Today, nearly 3 years into Trump’s presidency, @senjudiciary considered the FIRST Latinx circuit court pick since Trump took office. He’s nominated ZERO African Americans to the circuit courts. Pay attention. His white-washing of the bench is too important to ignore.” / Twitter

  35. Elie Mystal on Twitter: “… the @nytimes somehow made a debate graphic that included white people who AREN’T RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT ANYMORE, but none of the 3 candidates of color STILL IN THE RACE.” / Twitter

  36. Former Fort Worth officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson refuses to speak with detectives about her death – CNN

  37. Sister Helen Prejean on Twitter: “#RodneyReed is an innocent Black man who was wrongfully convicted of killing a white woman based on false forensics and a shoddy investigation when all the evidence actually points to a white police officer. This is a story of racial injustice in our dysfunctional legal system.” / Twitter

  38. StanceGrounded on Twitter: “This is White Privilege If he was black or brown, he would have been shot. THIS IS WHY WE KNEEL!” / Twitter

  39. Racial Diversity Among Top House Staff | Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

  40. shane on Twitter: “Already seen three photos of John Lewis under Elijah Cummings posts.” / Twitter

  41. Tomthunkit™ on Twitter: “The Trump admin has slashed the national refugee quota, bringing the number of asylum seekers granted entry into the U.S. to the lowest it’s ever been” / Twitter

  42. Cuban Immigrant Dies Of Apparent Suicide In Louisiana ICE Detention Center | HuffPost

  43. Maggie Haberman on Twitter: “Mulvaney says they were concerned about sending aid to Puerto Rico “because we thought that” was “a corrupt place.” Puerto Rico is part of the US. Mulvaney mentions it as if it’s parallel with Ukraine.” / Twitter


  • Black hair laws passed to stop natural hair discrimination across US 

  • Be A King on Twitter: “On this date in 1964, my father was announced as that year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner for his nonviolent philosophy and its application for social change. This is a photo of my parents at the official ceremony in Oslo, Norway later that year. #MLK #CorettaScottKing” / Twitter

  • Can the Rebirth of a Negro League Stadium Revive a Distressed City? Paterson, N.J., plans to restore Hinchliffe Stadium, which once played host to Negro leagues baseball, and turn it into a museum and a multisport facility. – The New York Times

  • Eugene Scott on Twitter: “20 years ago this fall my family drove from DC to Chapel Hill to drop me off at @UNC for the first time. Today, I’m back to join the @UNCHussman School of Journalism & Media Board of Advisers. Unsurprisingly, my mom got up early to take a pic (and cry).…”

  • Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “Clemency power used to restore voting rights to 22K people in Virginia. Disenfranchising people with criminal convictions was racist when incorporated into the state’s 1902 constitution and it remains racist today. #VoterSuppression”

  • Ibram X. Kendi on Twitter: “A few weeks ago I sat down with Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C., to discuss his new novel, THE WATER DANCER. People asked if there was a recording of our discussion. Well, here it is.” / Twitter

  • VOTE-NOLA on Twitter: “VOTE member Tori & her friend voted for the first time today after having their rights restored on March 1! Will you join them? Polls are open til 8! Then join us at our watch party from 7-10pm, 1840 Thalia St, New Orleans #endfelonydisenfranchisement #votingrights #lagov #lalege” / Twitter

  • NYNewswomen on Twitter: “.@nhannahjones from @nytimes wins Journalist of the Year! #FPA2019 #FPA2019” / Twitter

  • Tampa Bay Times on Twitter: “Former Buc Warrick Dunn surprises St. Pete single mother with new home” / Twitter

  • dawnstaley on Twitter: “The strength of this brother right here and on our campus. @santanaraymond thank you for your strength, activism, insight and truth on the #Centralpark5 @ava thank you telling it like no other could!” / Twitter

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