This Week in White Supremacy #129: ‘An Insatiable Rage’ – It is an everyday struggle to neither fall into despair nor explode in anger

Charles M. Blow, The New York Times – People are marching as a way of screaming, a way of exhaling pain, as an enormous group catharsis. This isn’t only about the pain of police brutality, it’s about all the pain. This is about all the injustice and disrespect and oppression. This is about ancestry and progeny. … People are in the streets because their backs have too long borne the weight of racism, or because for too long they have averted their eyes from it.


  • Omar Wasow on Twitter: “For 15 years, I’ve been studying 1960s civil rights protests with particular attention to how nonviolent and violent actions by activists & police influence media, elites, public opinion & voters. I’m thrilled some of that work was published last week.
  • April Bailey on Twitter: “A small encouraging note. For those who don’t know my history, I grew up in a White family/community that struggles with racism. Someone very close to me has said: “Black people are biologically predisposed to crime” “those people” “White privilege doesn’t exist”…etc.” After years (decades Thinking face?) of conversations with this person, something clicked for her last week. Twitter
  • Oskaer on Twitter: “JJ Watt and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the win” / Twitter
  • Latest Crop of West Point Graduates Includes First Observant Sikh Cadet – The New York Times
  • TLC Celebrates SCOTUS Decision While Urging LGBTQ Movement to Remember: We are not free until Black trans women are free – Transgender Law Center
  • NLG SF Bay Area Training on helping National Guard members avoid deployments against antiracist protesters
  • Poll: 61% Of Americans Say Roger Goodell Owes Colin Kaepernick An Apology
  • Federal judge in Oakland orders financial aid restored to undocumented immigrant students –
  • Celebrating Juneteenth is great. Supporting anti-racist politics is better.


  1. Activists Intimidated by FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force
  2. NPR on Twitter: “BREAKING: The Trump administration just finalized a rule that would remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in health care and health insurance.” / Twitter
  3. Russia Trying to Stoke U.S. Racial Tensions Before Election, Officials Say – The New York Times
  4. Alicia Garza on Twitter: “STOP KILLING TRANS PEOPLE.” / Twitter
  5. All Lives Matter protesters re-enacted George Floyd’s death as a Black Lives Matter march went by – CNN
  6. White female founders face a reckoning over racism
  7. Billy Jensen on Twitter: “A day after Robert Fuller was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, instead of using Twitter to ask if anyone saw anything, or ask local businesses to save their security footage, the LA Sheriff’s in Palmdale were trying to find the owner of this dog. #Palmdale #RobertFuller” / Twitter
  8. W. Kamau Bell on Twitter: “What in the white world is going on? “A trainer of mine put together a workout for ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ and while intended to support the Black Lives Matter movement, it was clearly misguided,” Mathie said.” / Twitter
  9. Jaimetoons on Twitter: “A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter” / Twitter
  10. [thread] Taylor Swift on Twitter: “As a Tennessean, it makes me sick that there are monuments standing in our state that celebrate racist historical figures who did evil things. Edward Carmack and Nathan Bedford Forrest were DESPICABLE figures in our state history and should be treated as such.” / Twitter
  11. Aisha Tyler on Twitter: “Fun watching all these old white guys insist systemic racism doesn’t exist. It’s like birds saying air doesn’t exist. You’re flying in it. It holds you aloft. Acknowledging it means you’re no superhero, you’re just another flapping pigeon insisting you’re a magic fucking eagle.” / Twitter
  12. World News Tonight on Twitter: “NEW: Authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are investigating the arrest of two black teenagers accused of jaywalking, with video from an eyewitness showing one officer forcibly pulling a teen out of a patrol car and onto the ground. More tonight.” / Twitter
  13. Joshua Kissi on Twitter: “Essentially the Black community been saying “Per my last email” for decades now..” / Twitter
  14. African American Policy Forum on Twitter: “Priscilla Slater died in police custody on Wednesday. Harper Woods Police Department are refusing to provide her family with full information. Call or email the Harper Woods Police Department to demand justice. #SayHerName Phone: 313-343-2530 Email:” / Twitter
  15. White Celebrities and the NAACP Team Up for an ‘I Take Responsibility’ PSA
  16. ‘Live P.D.’s Cancellation Came After Network Destroyed Evidence of Police Tasing A Black Man to Death
  17. Jay Pharoah Says Officer Kneeled On His Neck, Shares Security Footage – Deadline
  18. From Cosmetics to NASCAR, Calls for Racial Justice Are Spreading – The New York Times
  19. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “Rayshard Brooks. A 27 yr old father of 3 girls and 1 stepson. Was celebrating his daughter’s 8th birthday and was planning to take her skating. His crime? Allegedly sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta. Shot 3 times in the back and killed. #RayshardBrooks” / Twitter
  20. Robert Maguire on Twitter: “Rayshard Brooks’ autopsy lists homicide as his manner of death.” / Twitter
  21. W. Kamau Bell on Twitter: “”BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DEFUND THE POLICE?” “Hi, Mr. Brooks. I’m w/ The Dept. of You OK? So, you OK? Looks like you fell asleep in your car. Lemme get you a ride home. I’ll be by your home tomorrow to check on you. Here’s my number. Looks like your ride’s here. Good night, sir.”” / Twitter
  22. Pam Resists on Twitter: “Black man found hanging from a tree in Manhattan park – REVOLT Three lynchings in one week. Two in California, one in New York. Both blue states. It just goes to prove that racists and the Klan are everywhere. Please let it stop. Please.” / Twitter
  23. Amid protests, Black creatives discuss racism in Hollywood – Los Angeles Times
  24. A black officer stepped in when a white cop had a suspect in a chokehold. She was fired and the city wants an investigation – CNN
  25. Brett Bigham Socially Distant He/Him/His/HeyYou! on Twitter: “In 2014, after being named Teacher of the Year, my supervisor told me if I said I was gay in public I would be “shot in the head.” I was told I would be fired if I did not bring her all of my private mail from home to read. (more)” / Twitter
  26. Elie Mystal on Twitter: “Oh god, are we doing the thing where somebody points out that the we created slavery and white people go “THEY HAD SLAVES IN AFRICA” and we have to explain that CHATTEL SLAVERY, where your children are BORN INTO slavery with no option for freedom, is a European colonial INVENTION” / Twitter

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