The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others. Adam Serwer, The Atlantic - The coronavirus epidemic has rendered the racial contract visible in multiple ways. Once the disproportionate impact of the … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #124: ‘The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract’
Bill Ong Hing, Salon: President Trump has taken advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to finally achieve his goal of foreclosing asylum for migrants fleeing violence in Central America and Mexico." https://bit.ly/2z7URkN THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: Court Orders Every Effort Be Made to Promptly and Safely Release Immigrant Children - National Center for Youth Law https://bit.ly/2XOcmkaSen. … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #120: ‘Trump has effectively abolished asylum thanks to COVID-19’
Dear EJS Supporters, Several weeks ago before we were all sheltering in place, EJS received a $5,000 gift from Tom Given, my friend from my days at Northwestern. He once lent me his Pontiac Trans Am to drive with my friend Jim Fiddler AKA Weasel Piss to Wisconsin to go sky diving but that is another story … Continue reading On Tyranny: Defend Institutions
Colorlines - Black and Brown people in large cities are being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis—WBEZ in Chicago confirmed that as of March 4, 70 percent of Cook County’s deaths were Black; in cities like New Orleans, Detroit and Milwaukee, Black people are dying at astronomical rates—and Los Angeles’ public health director Barbara Ferrer … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #119: California’s health directors say they have zero data on POC who are infected with or dying from COVID-19
On August 20th, 2019, in the pre-Covid-19 world, many of us saw an amazing and transformative performance created by Faye Carol, Joanna Haigood, Marcus Shelby, Cheo Tyehimba-Taylor, David Goldberg, Kim Euell, Steven Anthony Jones, and Joe Warner. The performance took us from Mother Africa in the 1600s to the present day. In the intervening seven … Continue reading At Long Last – The Remembering 1619 Video is Released
Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D–San Diego) and a broad coalition of colleagues and business leaders on March 10 announced ACA 5, which would initiate a ballot initiative to officially repeal Proposition 209, California’s ban on affirmative action. An antiquated law passed under Republican Governor Pete Wilson, Proposition 209 has prevented equal opportunity programs in public … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy, Week #116: ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209
Confronting A Legacy, and Creating Her Own: Meet The First Black Rhodes, Truman, and Udall Scholar (The Root) - Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru shares the importance of grappling with the Rhodes legacy as an African person, what it means to make space for other marginalized voices in environmental spaces, how she feels being the first black … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy, Week #115: Meet The First Black Rhodes, Truman, and Udall Scholar
Michael Harriot on Twitter: "Back then, there were 54 Senators (the old racist states hadn't rejoined yet), which meant they needed 36 votes to convict Johnson. They got 35. No senator who voted to acquit Johnson ever held an elective office again."