This Week in White Supremacy: Special Edition

Last month we distributed the last edition of This Week in White Supremacy, noting that we would be exploring other ways to shine a bright light on white supremacy, including continuing a weekly newsletter in a different format.

A number of you expressed strong support for TWIWS and provided helpful feedback – thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are in the processing of crafting a new newsletter and we will incorporate your suggestions. Our feedback form is still live and we welcome your thoughts.

Our intention was to wait until we devised a new newsletter, but felt that a special edition of TWIWS was warranted given the white supremacist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.

~ Eva


Washington Post: Trump impeached
  • Jaime Harrison Is Poised To Become DNC Chair : NPR
  • Making It Plain: What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines – YouTube
  • michaelharriot on Twitter: “On this day, 217 years ago, Napoleon’s French forces, Great Britain, Polish mercenaries, the Swiss Army & the Spanish Empire, all got their asses kicked AT THE SAME TIME by Black warriors in the most successful slave rebellion in the history of the world. Happy Birthday Haiti” / Twitter
  • New Book Highlights 100+ Voices of Anti-Racism | Colorlines
  • Native American mascots: Maine set the standard with ban on mascots
  • Columbus, Ohio, police chief moves to terminate one officer, investigate others in fatal shooting of Andre Hill – CNN
  • Hispanic Caucus on Twitter: ““Latinos have contributed significantly to the success of the United States while overcoming systemic discrimination—and our stories have largely been erased from U.S. history.” “Now, our stories will have a new home with a Latino Museum on the National Mall.” — @JoaquinCastrotx
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Ayanna Pressley Join Color Of Change to Advocate For Black Beauty Businesses – AfroTech
  • Barbara Johns statue to replace Robert E. Lee at U.S. Capitol – NPR
  • Bryan Lowry on Twitter: “St. Louis congresswoman-elect @CoriBush, who led protests in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s shooting, is headed to the House Judiciary Cmte” / Twitter
  • New York bans display of Confederate flag and other hate symbols on state grounds – CNN
  • Tricia Rose on “How Structural Racism Works” | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
  • Joy Reid on Twitter: “They wanted lots of us to get sick so they could open the economy and keep the stock market rocking, and they knew that what they were doing would kill a lot of people who were disproportionately Black and brown. Take that in.” / Twitter
  • Kimberly Budd unanimously confirmed as first-ever Black woman to serve as chief justice of Mass. Supreme Judicial Court
  • Sandra Lindsay, the First to Be Vaccinated, Hopes to Persuade Skeptics – The New York Times
  • Charles Lawrence: Black Lives Matter and the Last Reconstruction: A Letter to my Younger Siblings in the Streets | by Charles Lawrence | Dec, 2020 | Medium


  1. White Terrorism Often Leads to Harsher Punishment for People of Color | The Marshall Project
  2. Eugene Scott on Twitter: “Black people specifically were 4.5 times more likely to be policed and punished for coronavirus orders than white people. Black women experienced the highest rates of racial disparity in enforcement of public health orders.
  3. The Cost of Racism to White People and Why They Should Care about Racial Justice |
  4. Steve Kopack on Twitter: “DETROIT (AP) — The AP has learned ex-Michigan Gov. Snyder and others have been told they’re being charged in Flint water scandal.” / Twitter
  5. Matt Katz on Twitter: “Confederate flag was just tied to the front door of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC.
  6. Jessica Byrd on Twitter: “We couldn’t give Black women organizers even one day, let alone the full week of coverage they deserve for an actual political revolution. It’s the perpetual, violent, never-ending joy stealing for me.” / Twitter
  7. Alexis Guerreros on Twitter: “Y’all mad a woman is shot dead while storming a Capitol building but don’t care when a woman is shot dead while sleeping in her own house?
  8. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “Heather Wilson of Give Send Go has provided a platform for Proud Boys leader Tarrio to fundraise for bail money. The site claims to be the #1 Christian fundraising site. Yet they are literally supporting someone who has carried out an attack on a historically Black church.” / Twitter
  9. Election Day Voting in 2020 Took Longer in America’s Poorest Neighborhoods – The New York Times
  10. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “BREAKING: We are suing the Proud Boys and their members for the racist attack on Metropolitan AME church in Washington DC. This attack was one of several levied against churches targeted for their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Proud Boys are NOT above the law.
  11. Opinion | Trump’s Stephanie Mohr pardon, in the year that George Floyd died, is an outrage – The Washington Post
  12. Tim Wise on Twitter: “At this point, the main difference between Donald Trump, Josh Hawley & the GOP Reps who seek to contest the election outcome, on the one hand, and David Duke, on the other, is that at least David Duke is honest enough to say that he doesn’t think Black people’s votes should count” / Twitter
  13. NYPD to Charge Woman Who Accused Black Teen of Phone Theft
  14. Hospital CEO under fire for saying black doctor who died of COVID ‘intimidated her nursing team’ | Daily Mail Online
  15. Ted DeLaney, Conscience of a Roiled University, Dies at 77 – He worked his way up from custodian to department head at Washington and Lee, then led a reckoning with the Confederate general its very name honored, Robert E. Lee.
  16. New Breonna Taylor bust smashed in Oakland – CBS News
  17. Black children are 6 times more likely to be shot to death by police, study finds – CNN
  18. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “Lori Loughlin. Pleads guilty to federal crimes. Less than 2 months in prison. Kalief Browder. Falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Couldn’t post bail. Spent 3 yrs at Riker’s awaiting trial. Dies by suicide after release. Justice looks different when you’re poor and Black.” / Twitter
  19. Chicano Marine on Twitter: “White privilege is having a white man blow himself up in the middle of a major American city and no one in the media calls him a suicide bomber/terrorist.” / Twitter
  20. 71-Year-Old Black Man Says Police Held Him Naked at Gunpoint
  21. Second Black Woman Employee Out At Google
  22. Midwin Charles, Esq. on Twitter: “Just thinking about how George Floyd was accused of passing a bad $20 bill and a police officer decided he had to die for that on the day several rich white men – who were found guilty of lying to FBI, bank fraud, tax fraud – get pardoned.” / Twitter
  23. Video released in police killing of Black man holding phone
  24. Kimberlé Crenshaw on Twitter: “The far right has mobilized around Trump’s Equity Gag Order, which labels ideas like intersectionality and critical race theory as “un-American.” Today, in a win for social justice, a judge issued a nationwide injunction preventing the implementation of this Executive Order.” / Twitter
  25. [thread] Public Defendering, Esq. on Twitter: “Just got off the phone with a client who hasn’t been able to call because the jail has been taking his money for his meds. In jail pretrial, they won’t continue you on any medicine you were on previously. You are abruptly taken off because you aren’t allowed to take your meds.” / Twitter
  26. For the Golden Globes, U.S.-made ‘Minari’ is a foreign film – Los Angeles Times
  27. Ebony Jade Hilton, MD on Twitter: “Lord, have mercy. Black #HealthcareWorkers make up 5-10% of workforce and yet 32% of all HCW who have DIED from #COVID19
  28. White Supremacists Discussed Shooting Up Power Grids, Forming ‘Fascist Society,’ FBI Says in Affidavit
  29. After permit approved for whites-only church, small Minnesota town insists it isn’t racist
  30. Janai Nelson on Twitter: “DOJ Staff Request Federal Investigations Over Trump’s Diversity and Inclusion Order
  31. Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “BREAKING: Today we amended our suit against the Trump Campaign to add the RNC for their coordinated efforts to pressure state & local officials to discount ballots cast by Black voters in November’s election. We’re bring claims under the Voting Rights Act & the Ku Klux Klan Act.” / Twitter
  32. Chase Roper on Twitter: “I just quit working for Xfinity/Comcast. I want families to know that the special Essentials program they offer to low income households for 9.95/mo is only 25mbps and in almost every case, not an adequate speed for children to do their live “zoom” online class work.” / Twitter
  33. New records show Trump’s DOJ rushed a no-bid contract for lethal injection drugs – CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
  34. The Leadership Conference on Twitter: “Tamir Rice should be 18 and spending the holidays with his family. Michael Brown should be 24 and spending the holidays with his family. Breonna Taylor should be 27 and spending the holidays with her family. George Floyd should be 47 and spending the holidays with his family.” / Twitter
  35. Device used to measure blood oxygen can give misleading information to Black patients, study finds
  36. Massive COVID outbreaks exploding in California prisons | The Fresno Bee
  37. Grande Capo on Twitter: “Kanye West received between $2 million and $5 million. Joel Osteen got $4.4 million. Tom Brady $960,855. Members of Congress were paid $130k to spend 9 months arguing about whether you deserve $600.” / Twitter
  38. How COVID Has Impacted Poverty in America
  39. The gun industry is killing Black America. It’s time we do something about it : TheGrio
  40. African-American Resistance to the COVID-19 Vaccine Reflects a Broader Problem | The New Yorker
  41. This holiday season is the most unequal in decades – The Washington Post
  42. Wealthier, Whiter Areas Are More Likely to Get Help After Fires, Data Show – The New York Times
  43. ‘Heroes’: Leonard Roberts Says He Felt Singled Out as a Black Actor – Variety
  44. Breaking: SFPD officer Terrance Stangel charged in alleged 2019 beating of unarmed Black man – Mission Local
  45. Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “This image from last night is a violent white mob desecrating the #BlackLivesMatter sign outside @MetropolitanAME, an historic Black church in D.C. This was the home church of my cousin #GwenIfill. Her funeral was held there. As was the funeral of #FrederickDouglass.
  46. Kristen Clarke on Twitter: “Proud Boys and other white supremacists burn a Black Lives Matter sign from the Asbury United Methodist Church in D.C. while dousing it with lighter fluid to intensify the flames. This public act is intended to terrorize and send a message to Black people.
  47. (thread) Black Navy Vet 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 on Twitter: “Starting in June, my neighbors decided that it was fun to terrorize the only black homeowner on my street, me. Now they want to play victim because they made a crucial miscalculation. They didn’t know I was the wolf and the sheep came to me. I don’t forget and I won’t forgive.” / Twitter
  48. USA TODAY on Twitter: “Stickers with swastikas and the words “We are everywhere” were found affixed to the only Anne Frank memorial in the United States, and another was pasted to a statue representing the “spiral of injustice.”” / Twitter

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