This Week in White Supremacy #148 – Let’s call ‘militias’ what they really are: domestic terrorists

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Ibram X. Kendi on Twitter: “Media outlets show their callousness and insensitivity every time they refer to domestic terrorists as militia groups. White supremacists are the greatest domestic terrorist threat of our time; they’re terrorizing folks all over and still outlets are calling them militia groups.”

Arwa Mahdawi in The Guardian: A study conducted by Georgia State University last year found that terror attacks carried out by Muslims receive on average 357% more media coverage than those committed by other groups. While this is clearly racist, it’s also dangerous. White supremacists, plenty of evidence shows, are the deadliest domestic threat facing the US. By downplaying the threat of white nationalist terrorism, by finding politer ways to refer to it, the media have allowed it to proliferate. So please, let’s call things by their name. Enough with the “militias”, these people are terrorists. (read more)


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  • Rev. James Woodall on Twitter: “The voters in Brunswick, Georgia have spoken. The DA who mishandled the Ahmaud Arbery case has been defeated!!! We will continue to fight! #IRunWithMaud #WeAreDoneDying #GaPol” / Twitter


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  5. Duchess of Wakanda @HRComedy on Twitter: “Escorted in by police I’m sure. America, where white people let white people do whatever they want.” / Twitter
  6. Kimberly Atkins on Twitter: “Per the last census, Detroit has the largest Black population by percentage of any major US city. Now look at who is trying to stop the count.” / Twitter
  7. Phillip Atiba Goff is from Philadelphia on Twitter: “Huh. Wonder what the difference is between these protesters in NYC and the ones literally trying to subvert democracy in Michigan who saw no police presence at all. Can’t put my finger on it.” / Twitter

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