This Week in White Supremacy #130: ACA 5, Ballot Question on Affirmative Action, Passes Calif. Legislature

Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society and Co-Chair of the Opportunity For All Coalition behind ACA 5, said, “I am thrilled by this historic vote. For the past generation, many of us have dreamed of the day when we could reinstate affirmative action in California by overturning Proposition 209. Strangely enough the twin disasters of Covid 1619—that is not a typo—and the televised murder of Mr. George Floyd led us to this moment. As Trevor Noah pointed out, Covid 1619 removed all the usual distractions and forced us to sit and watch the life drain out of Mr. Floyd’s body as he called for his mother. White America could not longer pretend that we live in a colorblind post-racial America. (read more)


  • Patrick Smith on Twitter: “BREAKING: The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a request by Chicago’s largest police union to destroy thousands of police complaint records that are more than five years old.” / Twitter
  • How a search for Black film editors caused a firestorm – Los Angeles Times
  • University of Florida Ends ‘Gator Bait’ Cheer, Cites Racism – NBC 6 South Florida
  • SEC commissioner Greg Sankey takes stand against Mississippi’s state flag
  • The Associated Press on Twitter: “AP has changed its writing style guide to capitalize the “b” in the term Black when referring to people in a racial, ethnic or cultural context, weighing in on a hotly debated issue.” / Twitter
  • NASCAR on Twitter: “Together. #IStandWithBubba” / Twitter
  • Rhode Island Won’t Use Part Of Its Name That Conjures Past Slavery : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR


  1. LeBron James supports Jeanie Buss after she shares message from racist
  2. Eric Trump Calls Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Animals’ at Tulsa Rally
  3. Racist email claiming to be from Equity Prime Mortgage launches FBI probe
  4. Confederate and other racist monuments are coming down across the world. What will replace them? – Washington Post
  5. Karen Benjamin Guzzo on Twitter: “Saw this MS newspaper front page on FB. Just going to leave this here…it’s dated 6/17/20.” / Twitter
  6. Kimberley Johnson on Twitter: “When was the last time police pepper-sprayed members of the KKK?” / Twitter
  7. Vallejo Police Investigating Racist Graffiti as Hate Crime – NBC Bay Area
  8. Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump’s Use of ‘Kung Flu,’ Attacks Asian-American Reporter Weijia Jiang

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