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Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate.

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Protesters in St. Paul, MN, march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

Roger Cuthbertson, Rise Up Times

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Ricardo%20Levins%20Morales%20%7C%20Significant%20Change.jpgAugust17,2018 | Here are some inside stories and insights regarding the trial. For a general account of how the trial went, please see the thorough account based upon the trial notes of Jo Schubert, and nicely written up by Sue Ann Martinson in Rise Up Times.

Note: As we were preparing to publish these reflections on our trial, news broke on August1, 2018, that the City of St. Paul has dismissed charges facing 17 protesters who were arrested near the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul in July 2016. We understand the news to mean that all of the remaining charges against all of the remaining defendants from the governor’s mansion arrests of July 2016 have been dropped. City Attorney, Lindsey Olson, made the announcement.

Roger Cuthbertson was arrested for protesting the killing of Philando Castile by police officer Jeronimo Yanez. These are his reflections on the trial andNot Guilty verdict on June 14, 2018 in Ramsey County Court, Minnesota.

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Understanding America’s Problem with White Supremacy

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Not allowed a permit to demonstrate in Charlottesville on the anniversary, racists will be outside the White House this weekend. Photo of last year racists.

Mark Charles, Native News Online


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August 10,2018 | This weekend, a group called “Unite the Right” is planning an alt-right, “white civil rights” rally at Lafayette Square in Washington DC. The organizer, Jason Kessler, had hoped to hold the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, but due to the violence that broke out last year, his request for a permit was denied. Last week he received final approval from the Park Service to host his rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, August 12.

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Question: What is the difference between a white Civil Rights rally (which a majority of Americans condemn) and a national holiday honoring a Declaration of Independence that glorifies ‘discovery’ and dehumanizes native people as ‘merciless Indian savages’ (which virtually all Americans celebrate)?
I would argue there is very little difference.
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Mark Charles is the son of an American woman of Dutch heritage and a Navajo man ... He also serves as the Washington correspondent for Native News Online.

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Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Take Our Short Quiz, Sharon Kyle, Justice Not Jail

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  • Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Answers and Additional Resources
  • Related: Special Report | How the White Problem Got Made

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Amazon Is Used to Promote White Supremacist Merchandise and Views, Report Says

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Amazon, which reported a net income of more than $1.6 billion in the first quarter of this year, is facing criticism that hate groups use it to sell merchandise and promote their ideas. Credit Bryan Anselm for the New York (NY)Times

  • Amazon is helping to line the pockets of hate groups.
  • “This is a conversation about morals and ethics and their own terms of service,” said Danielle Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and author of the book “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace.”
  • Related: How did we let modern slavery become part of our everyday lives?

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July 8, 2018 | Two nonprofits are criticizing Amazon for allowing its platforms to spread white supremacy and racism, identifying in a report how shoppers can buy onesies for babies stamped with alt-right images, Nazi-themed action figures and anti-Semitic books and music.

The report, which was released on Friday by the Partnership for Working Families and the Action Center on Race and the Economy, said Amazon’s policies allow it to bar hateful or offensive merchandise and content, but the policies are “weak and inadequately enforced” and allow hate groups to “generate revenue, propagate their ideas and grow their movements.”

Mihir Zaveri covers breaking news for The New York (NY) Times. He was previously a reporter for the Houston (TX) Chronicle, where he was part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for their coverage of Hurricane Harvey.

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How did we let modern slavery become part of our everyday lives? Felicity Lawrence, the Guardian

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  • Society abhors exploitation but we are complicit. The cheap goods and services consumers expectmakes exploitation inevitable.
  • Related: Amazon’s Wal-Mart problem: Why low wages, working conditions,  and disdain for culture will hurt us all.


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Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Take Our Short Quiz

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  • Check Your Knowledge of White Supremacy: Answers and Additional Resources
  • Related: Special Report | How the White Problem Got Made

 

Sharon Kyle, Justice Not Jails

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We thought it would be interesting and valuable to offer this short "quiz" on white supremacy. We have set it up as a survey so that we can easily tabulate the responses and even report back on some of the insights you give us.
 

Along with those insights, we will report back what we think are the correct answers to each question in a subsequent edition of this e-letter (we do recognize that there is ongoing debate around a number of these questions). 
 
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Special Report | How the White Problem Got Made, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: The White Problem
  • I don’t think I was born white. I think white children are manufactured.
  • Part 2: How White People Got Made
  • Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.

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Special Report | How the White Problem Got Made

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  • Part 1: The White Problem
  • I don’t think I was born white. I think white children are manufactured.
  • Part 2: How White People Got Made
  • Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: The White Problem

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I don’t think I was born white. I think white children are manufactured.

Quinn Norton, the Message / Medium

Oct 3, 2014 | Contained in the struggle between black liberation and white supremacy is almost every issue that concerns us currently — Surveillance, government control, privacy, security, maintenance of infrastructure — even pollution, environmentalism, and what has become climate change, they’re all there.

Add to that tolerance of religion and non-religion, access to healthcare, dominion over one’s own body, the right of self-defense, the right of free expression, the desire for justice and equality. Each one of these issues is there in black liberation, and often explored at length long before this current generation was born.

This is no accident, no coincidence, because the making of black and white was the making of the world we know now.

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Part 2: How White People Got Made

Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.

Quinn Norton, the Message / Medium

Oct 17, 2014 | It started in the late 1600s in America, but like so many scams, it spiraled out of control until it had a life of its own.

Not long after Europeans started arriving on the east coast of North America and the Caribbean Islands they found themselves rich in land but desperate for labor to work the land. The answer they struck upon was importation of bond labor, initially mostly Irish. The Irish had not been considered fully human under English law for centuries, and they ended up in plantations and working sugar under the Caribbean sun. The easy part of importing Irish (and Scottish) slave labor was that they were right next to England. The downside is there wasn’t enough of them for the amazing amounts of land laid before the eager English settlers, and thus the Atlantic slave trade with Africa was born. This is the story we hear in school, but the abridged version we get, intentionally or not, hides the scam of it. Initially the bond terms of convict, Scotch-Irish, and African labor was a set period of time, at the end of which they received bond money and their freedom in this new land. In fact, not that many bondsmen and women lived to be free, but some did, and established themselves as a mixed-race, free peasantry of the new world. If you’ve ever wondered where the free blacks of so many stories of early America came from, a large number were the families of freed African bond laborers.

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Selected Articles | It’s past time for white supremacy to die, Week Ending April 7, 2018

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  • The belief that whites are inherently superior to other races and therefore should dominate society is as American as apple pie. It is an idea that has caused much pain and suffering in the world, is an artifact of “white culture,” but still plays a role in American society.
  • We must dismantle the white supremacy that's embedded so deeply in American society.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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White Anti-Racism Must Be Based in Solidarity, Not Altruism, Jesse A. Myerson, the Nation
February 5, 2018 | Altruism is too often carried along by the currents of racist capitalism.

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Bishop lays out plans for 'eradicating this plague' of racism, Heidi Schlumpf, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) 

February 5, 2018 | "Why does it appear that the church in America has been incapable of taking decisive action and incapable of enunciating clear-cut principles regarding racism?" asked Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio. 



The American Right Wing Is In A Death Spiral Of Denial And Racism, Justin Rosario, Liberals Unite

March 26, 2018 | When future historians look back at early 21st century politics, they will note that the political right was engaged in a level of denial not seen since since the band kept playing as the Titanic sank.



Why won't Discover cut off white supremacist groups? Evan Feeney, Color Of Change

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  • Demand Discover take immediate action and cut off hate groups from their financial service platforms.

 




From the Archives | Close Encounters of the Racist Kind: A Guide to the Modern Far-Right, Alexander Zaitchik, Alternet  / Southern Poverty Law Center / Portside

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  • Pseudo-scientific research, lost Aryan super-civilizations and biblical giants.
  • Related: Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood, Disregard Black Lives

 



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Exposing the Whitewashed 'Fable' of the Civil Rights Movement

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  • Review of “A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History” ~ Jeanne Theoharis
  • A new book argues that the memorialization of the movement becomes "a veil to obscure enduring racial inequality, a tool to chastise contemporary protest, and a shield to charges of indifference and inaction."
  • Click here to read long excerpts from “A More Beautiful and Terrible History” at Google Books.
  • Related: Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 5 of 5

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Feb 23, 2018 | “A More Beautiful and Terrible History” is a critique of what its author derides as the ascendant fable of the civil rights movement—the black protests that challenged the racial status quo between the 1950s and the 1970s. Brooklyn College professor Jeanne Theoharis contends that influential shapers of public memory have attempted with considerable success to whitewash and truncate recollections of the movement. The culprits include academics, journalists and politicians. What they have done, she charges, is depict a movement devoid of unsettling militance, with narrow aims that were accomplished on account of an attentive citizenry that only needed to glimpse injustice in order to respond nobly. The fable, she argues, is complacently triumphalist, offering a distorted mirror that misleadingly celebrates observers.

She makes her argument tellingly, offering example after revealing example. She notes, for instance, the trajectory of President Ronald Reagan’s stance toward the most prominent episode of civil rights movement iconography—the creation of a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Initially Reagan opposed the King holiday. Then, when pressure for it became overwhelming, he adopted a strategy of co-optation. When he signed the King holiday legislation, he asserted that “we can take pride in the knowledge that we Americans recognized a grave injustice and took action to correct it”—as if King’s aspirations had been attained. She notes a troublingly similar exaggerated sunniness in Barack Obama’s remarks, starting with his campaign for the presidency in 2007, when he declared at the historic Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama, that the movement generation “took us 90 percent of the way there”—a perceived propinquity to the racial promised land that Theoharis rightly finds preposterous.

Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein professor of law at Harvard Law School.

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Series | 1968 Reduxed and Revisited: Look How Far We’ve Come (That Was Sarcasm) — Part 5 of 5, John Fisher <>, Medium
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  • The Series: As the country approaches the 50th anniversary of one of the most controversial, volatile, and important years in our country’s history, We the People of the United States of America find ourselves facing many of the same issues that led us to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, screams of “the whole world is watching” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, and Black fists being raised in the air at the Mexico Summer Olympics. So much has changed, true. We’ve come so far, but in a lot of ways, we’re right back where we started and even further behind.
  • Part 5: Death Is Necessary: The Civil Rights Movement and the Provocation Of Violence


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