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
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