This Week in White Supremacy #135: ‘Emmett Till was my George Floyd’ ~ Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

(The New York Times) Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.


  • ESPN on Twitter: “The Yankees and Nationals took a knee before the National Anthem tonight.” / Twitter
  • Ava DuVernay on Twitter: “When Alabama state troopers beat and bloodied him on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, could a young John Lewis ever have imagined this day? That he’d live to be 80. That he’d be a lawmaker for decades. That his remains would cross the bridge again, this time lined with roses.” / Twitter
  • Meria Carstarphen on Twitter: “As @repjohnlewis lies in state and exactly the moment the clock chimed 7:00pm to start the vigil, I saw a double  explode across the sky! The clouds opened to receive it (him) in front of the Montgomery Capitol. #prophetic #goodtrouble #johnlewisfreedomrunners #Selma” / Twitter
  • Icculus The Brave on Twitter: “A white man went and held a #BlackLivesMatter sign in the most disgusting town in America…Harrison, Arkansas
  • Timothy Burke on Twitter: “Well, this was remarkable.
  • Record number of Black women set to run for U.S. Congress – Reuters


  1. Despite judge’s order, migrant children remain detained amid COVID outbreak
  2. Michiko Kakutani on Twitter: “No people has found the American lurch toward authoritarianism under Trump more alarming than the Germans. A recent cover of Der Spiegel portrays Trump holding a lighted match with the country ablaze. The headline: “Der Feuerteufel,” or “the Fire Devil.”” / Twitter
  3. Wajahat “Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic” Ali on Twitter: “Tom Cotton said slavery was a “necessary evil.” Congratulations, Republicans. This is what you have become.” / Twitter
  4. Leslie Proll on Twitter: “Did Trump campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley just say on @AliVelshi that they are working with FBI & NSC to pressure test voting sites around the country? Hope I heard this wrong.” / Twitter
  5. Driver ‘gunned down’ Black Lives Matter protester in Texas | The New Daily
  6. The Comorbidities of the National Football League | The New Yorker
  7. From the Start, Federal Agents Demanded a Role in Suppressing Anti-Racism Protests – The New York Times
  8. Frank Figliuzzi on Twitter: “So much for Antifa – Mystery ‘Umbrella Man’ Vandal From Minnesota: Police Say He’s A White Supremacist Instigator” / Twitter
  9. Man charged after ‘illegally detaining black teenager’ on his way to basketball practice

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