The threat of white supremacist terrorism is a constant in U.S. history, writes Shane Burley, author of the forthcoming book, Fascism Today: What It Is and How We End It.
When White parents talk to their children about police killings of Black people, they create future White co-conspirators/allies for primary forces working against racism, the prison industrial complex and other injustices, such as Black Lives Matter.
“The reports of persistent discrimination targeted at Muslim, gay and black employees by CSIS supervisors are so disturbing that immediate action is required from the Liberal government,” said Matthew Dubé, the NDP critic for Public Safety, in a statement calling for a “comprehensive and credible” investigation.
According to Robin DiAngelo, a former Associate Professor of Multicultural Education: “Naming white supremacy changes the conversation because it shifts the problem to white people, where it belongs.”
Internal Facebook documents reviewed by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, reveal that the social media behemoth’s censors often condone hate speech by white men but punish racialized minorities and activist groups for legitimate political expression.
The label “mental illness”, when referred to white men who’ve committed acts of terrorism against people of color, downplays racism and elicits sympathy for the bigoted murderer, argues Zenobia Jeffries, YES! Magazine’s racial justice associate editor.
The City of Toronto just thwarted an attempt by some right-wing councillors to force the city to pull its $260,000 grant to Pride Toronto, the non-profit organizer of the annual Toronto Pride festivals.
The recent passage of historic reparations legislation in Chicago means black people who have experienced racial violence at the hands of the police can be granted reparations.