This Week in White Supremacy #146: Black Americans overwhelmingly say unconscious bias is a major barrier

A new article by Jesse Washington on ESPN’s The Undefeated reported on a new poll revealing that unconscious racial bias has been a major barrier in the lives of Black people and posing as much or more of a problem than structural racism and individual discrimination. Article includes quotes from Chris Bridges of the Equal Justice Society, the Program Manager of the National Implicit Bias Network. (read more)


  • Mellody Hobson and the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation have made the lead gift to establish a new residential college at Princeton University. Hobson College will be the first residential college at Princeton named for a Black woman and will be built on the site of First College, formerly known as Wilson College.
  • Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “How wonderful! #JuliusChambers is an American hero, trailblazing North Carolina civil rights lawyer, and @NAACP_LDF’s 3rd Director-Counsel.” ==> Dedrick Russell WBTV on Twitter: “Just told ⁦@CharMeckSchools⁩ will rename Vance HighSchool – Julius Chambers High School at Tuesday night’s school board mtg. ⁦@WBTV_News⁩” / Twitter
  • Ruth Hopkins on Twitter: Savanna’s Act & The Not Invisible Act become law today. These laws start to address the epidemic of missing & murdered Indigenous women. Trump is taking credit for it but their passage is the result of the tireless work of Native women & their allies, including women in Congress.
  • swissbusiness on Twitter: “Miami street to be named after Trayvon Martin” / Twitter
  • iceagebaby on Twitter: “In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day I wanted to provide a thread of acclaimed shows and films that feature Indigenous peoples! The film industry has such a violent legacy with native peoples, things need to be better. These are some of my favorite shows/films growing up.” / Twitter
  • Opinion | Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up for Black Women – The New York Times
  • Streetcar, bus to be dedicated to Buck O’Neil |
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Statement on Letter to Secretary Mnuchin on Withheld Stimulus Payments to Incarcerated Individuals | Congressional Black Caucus


  1. The Anti-Latino Roots of California’s Ban on Affirmative Action and Opposition to Prop 16 | Opportunity for All Coalition – Yes on Prop 16!
  2. Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “Since very little attention is being given to the fact that this morning the President of the United States referred repeatedly to a Black woman United States Senator as a “monster,” I’ll re-up this piece.
  3. Black Man Stopped in Beverly Hills for Jaywalking Accuses Cops of Racial Profiling
  4. Lesley Lokko resigns as dean of Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York
  5. Justice Department cancels diversity training, including for immigration judges –
  6. Injera Mami on Twitter: “My therapist said something in our last session that I can’t get out of my head: “Black women don’t often recognize that they’re struggling with depression or anxiety. Instead, they think they’re failing.”” / Twitter
  7. Derek Chauvin Can Await Murder Trial Out Of State Amid ‘Safety Concerns’ : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
  8. The White Privilege to Terrorize
  9. California prison factories put inmates at high COVID-19 risk – Los Angeles Times
  10. Los Angeles Times on Twitter: “While much of the state shut down this spring, Robbie Hall stitched face masks for 12 hours a day in a sewing factory at a women’s prison. For weeks, Hall and other women said, they churned out masks by the thousands but were forbidden from wearing them.” / Twitter
  11. Even as the Economy Grew, More Children Lost Health Insurance – The New York Times
  12. A legal fight over how to fix ballot errors in North Carolina has left thousands of voters in limbo. Nearly half are people of color. – The Washington Post
  13. Claire McCaskill on Twitter: “This is a picture of voter suppression. Why do Americans have to wait in lines this long? This is the line in Suwannee Georgia today to vote.” / Twitter
  14. Berkeley Social-Justice Institute to Be Shuttered, but Not Without a Fight
  15. Two Colleges Suspend Diversity Events After Trump Threatens Companies, Institutions Who Don’t Comply With Exec Order – Blavity News
  16. RAICES on Twitter: “After using torture to force many of them to sign their own deportation orders, ICE is using fake documents to conduct a mass deportation of Black immigrants in the next 24 hours. Most of them Cameroonian.” / Twitter
  17. Colin Seeberger on Twitter: “Just got a report from an early voter in East Dallas. She said only 1 in 6 voting machines are working at the Samuell-Grand Rec Center. While you can vote early at any early vote site in Dallas, the Congressional District where this site is located is 80% Black & Hispanic.” / Twitter
  18. Early voting begins in Georgia with long lines, high turnout
  19. Amy Coney Barrett Draws Scrutiny for Ruling Saying ‘N-Word’ Doesn’t Prove a Workplace Is Hostile
  20. Couple says they faced discrimination in home appraisal because of wife’s race
  21. NPR on Twitter: “Sen. Cory Booker asked Amy Coney Barrett what she’s read to educate herself on racism in the justice system. She said she’s had conversations about it but “it’s not something that I can say, yes I’ve done research on this and read X, Y and Z.”” / Twitter
  22. Proud Boys promoting rally in San Francisco on Oct. 17

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