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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). 
 
Take the Survey Here.
After you've taken the survey, click here for Answers and Additional Resources

http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fd856b91db57dd586a36a426d8dee955?s=70&d=mm&r=g Sharon Kyle is the Publisher of the LA Progressive which she co-founded with her husband Dick Price. Ms. Kyle is an adjunct professor of law at Peoples College in Los Angeles. She sits on the executive board of the ACLU of Southern California and is on the editorial board of the BlackCommentator.com.

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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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