Our country is sliding into fascism. I feel like the proverbial frog who is put in a pot of water that is gradually heated. The water is boiling. We need to invoke the Spirit of our newly departed ancestor, Congressman John Lewis.
BBC - The city council of Asheville, North Carolina, has unanimously voted to give financial reparations to black people amid a surge in debate about the issue. Reparations - financial compensation to the descendants of enslaved people - have long been hotly contested. Asheville becomes one of the first US cities to approve reparations, joining … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #133: North Carolina’s Asheville unanimously approves reparations for slavery
The New York Times : 'The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus' - Early numbers had shown that Black and Latino people were being harmed by the virus at higher rates. But the new federal data — made available after The New York Times sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #132: The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus
Steven Spohn on Twitter: On June 11th, Michael Hickson, a quadriplegic black man with COVID-19 was killed by a hospital in Austin Texas. Doctors decided he had "no quality of life" and was not worth spending the resources to save. The conversation between his doctor and his wife was caught on audio https://bit.ly/3dYSP4Z THE GOOD … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #131: Quadriplegic Black Man with COVID-19 Killed by Hospital after Doctors Decided He Had ‘No Quality of Life’
Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society and Co-Chair of the Opportunity For All Coalition behind ACA 5, said, “I am thrilled by this historic vote. For the past generation, many of us have dreamed of the day when we could reinstate affirmative action in California by overturning Proposition 209. Strangely enough the twin disasters … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #130: ACA 5, Ballot Question on Affirmative Action, Passes Calif. Legislature
Charles M. Blow, The New York Times - People are marching as a way of screaming, a way of exhaling pain, as an enormous group catharsis. This isn’t only about the pain of police brutality, it’s about all the pain. This is about all the injustice and disrespect and oppression. This is about ancestry and … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #129: ‘An Insatiable Rage’ – It is an everyday struggle to neither fall into despair nor explode in anger
I am writing this at 8:44 Wednesday evening after one of the most remarkable days I have experienced. For two weeks, I periodically just broke down sobbing. I think what sets me off is thinking that Mr. Floyd called for his dead mother as he knew he was being murdered.
NBC News - The former Minneapolis police officer shown on video putting his knee on the neck of George Floyd was arrested on Friday, authorities said. Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday and faces charges of 3rd-degree murder and … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #126: Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in George Floyd case