Author Archives: Eva Paterson

This Week in White Supremacy #105: Michael Harriot on impeachment, a racist president, and why white supremacy lingers in America

Michael Harriot thread on Twitter: “Everyone’s talking about impeachment and Clinton & Johnson as the only presidents ever impeached. But most people don’t know WHY Johnson was impeached. So let me tell you the story about how not impeaching a racist president is a BIG reason why white supremacy lingers in America” http://bit.ly/2LMFTnE THE GOOD […]
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Coping with Political Anxiety

The last two days have been too much. Screaming insanities at the impeachment hearings. Giuliani giving us all the middle finger by going to Ukraine. Republicans siding with Putin and not the U.S. Constitution. Bill Barr gaslighting America in a soothing Mr. Rogers voice. Ever the nerd, I went online to see if I could […]
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This Week in White Supremacy #104: ‘Riding BART while black: Does our transit system play a part in continuing racial stereotypes?’

Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle – [Steve] Foster’s experience [for eating a breakfast sandwich on the platform] is a microcosm of the other-ization of black people that happens frequently on BART. They’re detained by police more often than any other racial group despite making up a small percentage of total BART customers. These incidents often […]
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This Week in White Supremacy #103: The Electoral College’s Racist Origins

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins: More than two centuries after it was designed to empower southern white voters, the system continues to do just that. – The Atlantic http://bit.ly/2D7yXwA THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: Sherrilyn Ifill on Twitter: “So honored to receive this award from @UDCLaw named for such a great lawyer and legend. #CharlesOgletree https://t.co/UDPQX870EU” %5B…%5D
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This Week in White Supremacy #102: When powerful white men use words like lynching

Tom & Lorenzo on Twitter: “When powerful white men use words like lynching and witch hunt to describe their perceived persecutions, it’s because there are no historical analogues to white male persecution. There’s no term for it because historically, there’s no such thing.” / Twitter http://bit.ly/350xyUw THE GOOD NEWS FIRST: StanceGrounded on Twitter: “My heart […]
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