This Week in White Supremacy #110: The Root – Here’s How Many People Police Killed in 2019

The Root: Here’s How Many People Police Killed in 2019: “After we sorted through the data, here are some other startling facts about 2019’s officer-involved killings:

  • A black person was three-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by cop than a white person.
  • A Hispanic person was one-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a white person
  • An unarmed black person was three times more likely to be killed by police than a white person with no weapon
  • An unarmed black person fleeing the scene was six times more likely than a white person to be killed by a police officer.”


  • Maryland county turns firefighter stereotype on its head—and the photo itself is pure fire – Upworthy
  • New York City votes to ban cashless businesses in step against discrimination | US news | The Guardian
  • Ayanna Pressley Encouraged Me to Open Up About My Alopecia
  • An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden by Mary Schmidt Campbell tells the captivating story of how Romare Bearden’s heritage, education, community, and politics informed the evolution of his artistic career. It addresses a foundational question: What is the role of the artist in the history of race and rights in this country? The New York Review of Books
  • Janai Nelson on Twitter: “Congratulations to @NAACP_LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF on this special award and acknowledgment of her leadership!
  • ADL Launches Online Anti-Semitism Tracking Tool to Help Public and Law Enforcement Monitor Attacks in U.S. | Anti-Defamation League


  1. Black coaches are losing patience with the NFL’s hiring process: ‘You know you have no shot’ – The Washington Post |
  2. Movie Review: The Gentlemen Is a Throwback Crime Caper With Some Throwback Racism
  3. US to impose visa restrictions for pregnant women to crackdown on ‘birth tourism’ | TheHill
  4. KPRC 2 Houston on Twitter: “Erin Brockovich, Sheila Jackson Lee join residents in fight to get answers about 5th ward ‘cancer cluster’
  5. Delta ordered to pay $50,000 fine over allegations it discriminated against Muslim passengers – CNNPolitics
  6. Vanessa Nakate: Ugandan Climate Activist Cropped Out Of AP Photo Featuring Greta Thunberg
  7. Lawsuit Bolsters Claims of Innocence by Arkansas Man Put to Death in 2017 | Democracy Now!
  8. Charles M. Blow on Twitter: “I never thought about the transcript of Emmett Till’s murderers’ trial being available online until someone on Instagram just mentioned the idea. Here it is:
  9. Pregnant and shackled: why inmates are still giving birth cuffed and bound | US news | The Guardian
  10. Ohio Judge Robert Ruehlman says he calls ICE on defendants he suspects are undocumented – The Washington Post
  11. ‘Terrible and disgusting’: Decision to close National Archives at Seattle a blow to tribes, historians in 4 states | The Seattle Times
  12. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “Trump targets immigrants from African countries with his next anticipated travel ban. Nations targeted for exclusion include: Nigeria Sudan Tanzania Eritrea Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar & Belarus These restrictions are motivated by an intent to keep America white.
  13. The Appeal on Twitter: “The deaths of people in Mississippi prisons continue. On Sunday, Joshua Norman, 26, was found hanging in a cell at the state penitentiary at Parchman. He is the 12th person to die in state custody in less than a month.
  14. Supreme Court allows Trump administration to proceed with ‘wealth test’ rules for immigrants – The Washington Post
  15. michaelharriot on Twitter: “Apparently, David Schwimmer has no idea he was on a white reboot of “Living Single”
  16. A Cop Was Just Charged With Murder Less Than 24 Hours After He Shot and Killed a Black Man Handcuffed in a Police Cruiser – VICE
  17. Leslie Proll on Twitter: “Former U.S. Judge Nancy Gertner slams AG Barr’s new war on drugs: “He’s waging same failed war. He seeks to extend mandatory minimums without regard to their impact on people of color, let alone whether they will make our communities safer. They will not.”

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