Bree Newsome Bass on Twitter: "Brace yourselves for the new levels of open misogynoir that will be unlocked if/when Biden names a BW as VP. Folks who’ve been doing their best to pretend they were ok with a Black family in the WH ‘08-‘16 won’t be able to hold it together. We’re already seeing it … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #136: ‘Brace yourselves for the new levels of open misogynoir’
On August 1, 2020, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Equal Justice Society (collectively, “Plaintiffs’ co-counsel”) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco, California, challenging the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury (collectively “Treasury”)’s decision to withhold CARES Act economic assistance payments from incarcerated people nationwide.
John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation (The New York Times) Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #135: ‘Emmett Till was my George Floyd’ ~ Congressman John Lewis
W. Kamau Bell / CNN - Below the surface of the water is where you find the bulk of White supremacy: The structures and systems that are in place to keep White Americans at the top and every other race and ethnicity below them to protect the status quo. This includes everyday stuff like police … Continue reading This Week in White Supremacy #134: W. Kamau Bell – ‘What every American needs to know about White supremacy’
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