This Week in White Supremacy #134: W. Kamau Bell – ‘What every American needs to know about White supremacy’

W. Kamau Bell / CNN – Below the surface of the water is where you find the bulk of White supremacy: The structures and systems that are in place to keep White Americans at the top and every other race and ethnicity below them to protect the status quo. This includes everyday stuff like police brutality; the legacy of Jim Crow laws mandating segregation; gerrymandering; the ongoing impact of redlining and housing discrimination; long-standing economic inequality; mass incarceration; asking Black people to explain things that you could just Google, and much, much more. https://cnn.it/2D0RD4C 


THE GOOD NEWS FIRST:

  • Who Were the Freedom Riders? Representative John Lewis was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the nation’s segregation laws. – The New York Times https://nyti.ms/2OZBpuZ
  • How Black Lives Matter Has Changed How Black Families Talk About Racism Today : Shots – Health News : NPR https://n.pr/2OQ1Fbg
  • Rachel Scott on Twitter: “Just 75 years ago someone who looked like me didn’t have a credential into a White House built by slaves. The first black female White House reporter pawned her watch every week to eat. Grateful the next time I walk through the gates it will be as a White House correspondent https://bit.ly/3fZ62N5
  • Black and Brown Students Are Organizing to Remove Police From Their Schools | Colorlines https://bit.ly/2OVpFcY
  • John Muir: Sierra Club speaks out against its racist founder – CNN https://cnn.it/3g0cumX
  • Washington’s football team to call itself Washington Football Team until it settles on a new name – CNN https://cnn.it/2ZXWE6N

AND NOW THE NEWS RELATED TO WHITE SUPREMACY:

  1. Black Physicians’ Plea to America | Portside https://bit.ly/3g1s4Pe
  2. Black Teen Jailed for Failing to Complete Online Schoolwork https://bit.ly/2OQycOz
  3. RISE UP WORKING CLASS on Twitter: “My eye always twitches when I’m looking at my patients labs and I see “gfr African American” on Black patients. https://t.co/CdCrVAjEzU” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3eZE7eP
  4. Travon Brown cross burning: White neighbor James Brown arrested after Marion, Va., Black Lives Matter march – The Washington Post https://wapo.st/2OSyWmn
  5. School reopening and its racist effects — by a teacher – The Washington Post https://wapo.st/39puepu
  6. The truths ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ tells about white people – The Washington Post https://wapo.st/39qZTqw
  7. White Too Long: How Racism Lives in the DNA of White Christianity in America | Sojourners https://bit.ly/3eVzH8M
  8. Opinion | The Latest in School Segregation: Private Pandemic ‘Pods’ – The New York Times https://nyti.ms/2D0S8M2

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