This Week in White Supremacy: Special Edition #2

Last week, we issued a special edition of TWIWS given the white supremacist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on 1-6-21. We’re sharing another special edition this week before we revamp this newsletter. 

In December, 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 welcome your suggestions, both positive and constructive. Our feedback form is still live and we welcome your thoughts.

~ Eva


Front page of SF Chronicle
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on Donald Trump’s Legacy – Donald Trump Is Out. Are We Ready to Talk About How He Got In?
  • 1776 commission dissolved via executive order – CNNPolitics
  • Abed A. Ayoub on Twitter: “It’s done. The Muslim Ban is rescinded.” / Twitter
  • Subodh Chandra on Twitter: “.@Sifill_LDF: “We still don’t know what this country could be if we remove the shackles of white supremacy…” That’s true patriotism. Envisioning and pushing toward that goal of true equality of opportunity and meritocracy, leading toward true American exceptionalism.” / Twitter
  • Be A King on Twitter: “Racism is not a difference of opinion” / Twitter
  • Dr. David Ho on Twitter: “I’m surprisingly proud that President Biden’s lead Secret Service guy is Asian American. #InaugurationDay” / Twitter
  • Jumpsuits For Trumpsuits on Twitter: “Nearly 4 years ago to the day, the Trump admin removed the Spanish version of the White House web site. It sat broken with a 404 error. Sean Spicer lied and said their IT folks were “working overtime” to restore it. Day 1, Biden restored it:
  • Joaquin Castro on Twitter: “A bust of Cesar Chavez in the Oval Office. With farmworkers on the frontlines of COVID, risking their lives to feed all Americans, this symbol is a powerfully important reminder of who we’re fighting for. Working people have a champion again in the White House.
  • Matthew Dowd on Twitter: “Happy bday aviator Bessie Coleman, 1st African American woman, and 1st Native American, to hold a pilot’s license, b. 1892 “I refused to take no for an answer.”” / Twitter
  • Teen Vogue on Twitter: “Alongside the likes of Maya Angelou and Robert Frost, @TheAmandaGorman will be one of only four poets whose work is featured during a presidential inauguration” / Twitter
  • etalk on Twitter: “Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and more artists call on Biden administration to launch commission on racial inequality with #BreatheWithMe campaign.” / Twitter
  • Adam Serwer on Twitter: “Criticize it all you like, the 1619 project is light years closer to the facts of American history than whatever White House just published, which reads at the level of a sixth grade book report and that’s if I’m being generous.” / Twitter


  1. Dallas rescinds plan that prioritized vaccines for communities of color | The Texas Tribune
  2. Sheryl Ring, Esq on Twitter: “Conservatives are freaking out about Biden saying white supremacy is bad. Gee I wonder why that is? ” / Twitter
  3. Lessons From the Reconstruction Era as Joe Biden Talks About Unity
  4. Sam Levine on Twitter: “GOP chair of the Gwinnett County elections board on why she wants GA legislature to impose new restrictions on voting. “They don’t have to change all of them, but they’ve got to change the major parts of them so that we at least have a shot at winning.”
  5. Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians – The New York Times
  6. In ‘battle for the soul of Salem,’ a Black business owner is targeted – The Washington Post
  7. Citizens for Ethics on Twitter: “The Trump administration is marking Martin Luther King Day by putting out a report that defends the Founding Fathers for owning slaves and attacks the Civil Rights Movement. This is an administration racist to the core.
  8. Jeff Yang on Twitter: ““Can I get you guys anything?” Anyone who recalls how cops stopped to buy Dylann Roof burgers before booking him for murdering nine Black people in cold blood will recognize the deferential “one of us” tone and attitude this cop uses with these seditious white supremacists
  9. She Photographed Police Abuse at a 2014 BLM March Then Watched the Image Go Viral During Capitol Riot — ProPublica
  10. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs’ election loss proves dangers of Facebook disinformation – Sacramento Bee
  11. Taniel on Twitter: “Justice Sotomayor, on the Trump administration’s rush to kill. r
  12. Outcry as Trump officials to transfer sacred Native American land to miners | Environment | The Guardian
  13. Michael Harriot on Twitter: “In case you’ve ever wondered what white privilege looks like:
  14. The Lincoln Project on Twitter: “Twitter has wrongly labeled this video as sensitive content. Please retweet it so we can make sure as many people know about America’s new Jim Crow Caucus.
  15. Kumars Salehi on Twitter: “Tucker Carlson just said “what the Democrats really have in mind is a new version of Reconstruction” and then told his audience to look it up
  16. Guillermo Mena  on Twitter: “You see the soldiers in this picture? They are National Guardsmen from Puerto Rico, citizens, coming to Washington, DC to defend a Commander in Chief they could not vote for, a democratic federal republic in which they are denied representation in Congress or a presidential vote.
  17. In ‘nasty parting shot,’ HHS finalizes rule axing LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections
  18. Clint Smith on Twitter: “After having no federal executions take place for 17 years, after tonight the Trump administration will have executed more than a dozen people in the final months of his term. It’s a killing-spree.
  19. Capitol Police response to rioters draws claims of racist double standards
  20. Samuel Sinyangwe on Twitter: “Still processing the “I didn’t shoot the rioters because I couldn’t kill them all and they would’ve shot me too, so I decided to de-escalate and appeal to their better angels” form of decision-making from that police officer at the Capitol.” / Twitter
  21. Aimee Cho on Twitter: “BREAKING: Sean Urbanski (left) was just sentenced to life in prison for 1st degree murder, for killing Lt. Richard Collins III (right) in 2017. Collins was waiting at a UMD bus stop when Urbanski walked up, told him to “step left,” then stabbed him in the chest @nbcwashington
  22. “No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years — ProPublica
  23. Black Capitol custodial staff cleaned up after white pro-Trump mobs – Business Insider
  24. Katherine Clark on Twitter: “On the House floor, my colleague @CoriBush and I both called out the white supremacy at the root of the attack on our democracy. She was booed. I was not. The difference is skin color.” / Twitter

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