This Week in White Supremacy #131: Quadriplegic Black Man with COVID-19 Killed by Hospital after Doctors Decided He Had ‘No Quality of Life’

Steven Spohn on Twitter: On June 11th, Michael Hickson, a quadriplegic black man with COVID-19 was killed by a hospital in Austin Texas. Doctors decided he had “no quality of life” and was not worth spending the resources to save. The conversation between his doctor and his wife was caught on audio https://bit.ly/3dYSP4Z


THE GOOD NEWS FIRST:

  • Sam Spital on Twitter: ““One wrongfully disenfranchised voter is one too many.” — Judges Rosenbaum and (Jill) Pryor in upholding an injunction that will help ensure people in Alabama can vote safely during this pandemic. Huge victory for us @NAACP_LDF, our co-counsel and our courageous clients.” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3dUJWJU
  • Faith Hill on Twitter: “To the Mississippi legislature: It’s time to change the state flag. I am a proud MS girl and I love my home state. When I think of Mississippi, I think of my mom and dad, the church I grew up in, high school football, and where I fell in love with music.” / Twitter https://bit.ly/2NRP472
  • How Trump and the Black Lives Matter Movement Changed White Voters’ Minds – The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3eWyMp9
  • Niles Edward Francis on Twitter: ” #BREAKING: The Mississippi House votes 85-34 to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag” / Twitter https://bit.ly/38qO9UG
  • Sacramento City Unified votes to sever contract with city police – Sacramento Bee https://bit.ly/3inbye5
  • Hakeem Jefferson on Twitter: “.@Stanford pres. just shared that, alongside a number of other steps university is taking, including the establishment of The Center for Racial Justice @ Stanford Law School, Stanford will hire 10 new faculty as part of “Impacts of Race in America: Faculty Cluster Hire.” Good!” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3eVZBKm
  • Bakari Sellers on Twitter: “So powerful. South Carolina’s own @violadavis https://t.co/wfC3AtZRND” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3eX0UIR
  • Leslie Proll on Twitter: “[heart] Judge Donald & was honored to work on her nomination & confirmation in 2011. It’s tragic she is last Black woman appellate judge appointed to bench. Nine years is far too long. #JudicialDiversity” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3eXHFPp
  • Bleacher Report on Twitter: “WNBA star Maya Moore sat out the entire season last year and helped overturn the conviction of Jonathan Irons, who was serving a 50-year prison sentence. He was finally released today. (via @MooreMaya) https://t.co/fUWEEFP1nz” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3dWlyaT
  • Judge overturns Trump border rule requiring immigrants to first claim asylum in another country https://nbcnews.to/3dPL5Cl

AND NOW THE NEWS RELATED TO WHITE SUPREMACY:

  1. Black Woman In Madison, Wisconsin Set On Fire By White Racists | National | BET https://bet.us/3eVgqoJ
  2. @MartySmithESPN · NASCAR president Steve Phelps says NASCAR conducted a “thorough sweep of all 29 tracks where they race, and 1684 garage stalls, they found only 11 total ropes that had a pulldown rope tied in a knot, and just one noose: The one in Bubba Wallace garage.” https://bit.ly/3dXHhiu
  3. michaelharriot on Twitter: “You know what’s the absolute worse part of these recent events? All the emails that end with a paragraph asking how I’m ‘holding up.’ Bruh, Aint shit really happened to black people this month that hasn’t always been happening. White people started paying attention.” / Twitter https://bit.ly/38lsi0R
  4. Last Bomber in 1963 Church Bombing in Alabama is Dead https://bit.ly/3eYaGuu
  5. Stevie Wonder Slams Trump, Racism: ‘Sad’ When ‘I Can See Better Than Your 20/20 Vision’ | HuffPost https://bit.ly/2ApS4UZ
  6. NPR on Twitter: “President Trump retweeted a video of a white man — driving a golf cart with “Trump 2020” and “America First” signs — yelling “white power” in response to protesters. Sharing the video, Trump wrote, “Thank you to the great people of The Villages.” https://bit.ly/2VFIHIe
  7. Riots, white supremacy, and accelerationism https://brook.gs/3gmliDI
  8. Danielle Ivory on Twitter: “The @nytimes found at least 70 people died in law enforcement custody after saying “I can’t breathe.” The majority were stopped over nonviolent infractions, 911 calls about suspicious behavior or concerns about mental health. More than half were black. https://t.co/Caauezt4CT” / Twitter https://bit.ly/2VFIPaG
  9. San Antonio police union president says ‘goddamn’ is as offensive as the N-word – ExpressNews.com https://bit.ly/2ZwkIw7
  10. Black, Disabled People at Higher Risk in Police Encounters | Time https://bit.ly/38tKJQT
  11. Jeff Sessions refers to Henry Louis Gates Jr. as ‘some criminal’ – Business Insider https://bit.ly/2YTEgM1
  12. Danielle Ivory on Twitter: “The @nytimes found at least 70 people died in law enforcement custody after saying “I can’t breathe.” The majority were stopped over nonviolent infractions, 911 calls about suspicious behavior or concerns about mental health. More than half were black. https://t.co/Caauezt4CT” / Twitter https://bit.ly/2VFIPaG
  13. Sheryl Ring: BLACK LIVES MATTER on Twitter: “Seriously, you guys. We’re about to evict an entire generation of Black women FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 15 YEARS and nobody is talking about this. Cancel all evictions. NOW.” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3eWIeZF
  14. YS on Twitter: “Trumps new logo for 2020 is eerily familiar, where have I seen this before? https://t.co/m8czrkYasN” / Twitter https://bit.ly/2AoXVKe

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