Police brutality and racism in the USA

This 16 June 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Black Trans Lives Matter: Movement Pushes for Justice & Visibility Amid “Epidemic” of Violence

At least 15,000 people marched through Brooklyn Sunday to protest violence against Black transgender people, particularly women, who face disproportionate levels of violence at the hands of police and on the streets. The protest came as two more Black trans women were killed last week, in Ohio and Pennsylvania. They are believed to be at least the 13th and 14th violent deaths of transgender people in the United States this year.

We speak with journalist Imara Jones, creator of TransLash, who says the trans rights movement currently has “tremendous visibility” but also faces a “tremendous backlash”.

INSIDE COPS’ ONLINE FEVER SWAMPS Cops have a far-right media ecosystem of their own, where they post racist memes, spread disinformation and call for violence against antifa. Inside this echo chamber, which has thousands of users and readers, extremist views dictate the narrative. Wild misinformation and bigotry are rampant, with people who claim to be current and former officers posting debunked falsehoods and racist stereotypes about protesters. [HuffPost]

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES CALL OUT ‘BROKEN SYSTEM’ Following the death of George Floyd last month, Indigenous communities are highlighting the ways in which they, too, have long been victims of systemic racism and police brutality. In the United States, Native American activists have been a noticeable presence at Black Lives Matter protests, while in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, Black and Indigenous protesters have called attention to longstanding problems in their countries’ own police forces and worked to remove statues glorifying colonialists and slave traders. [HuffPost]

MORGAN STANLEY SUED FOR RACE DISCRIMINATION Marilyn Booker, Morgan Stanley’s former head of diversity, says she was fired from the bank because she pushed too hard for a plan to address systemic, firmwide racial discrimination at the storied institution. She filed suit against Morgan Stanley, CEO James Gorman and her former boss Barry Krouk, in federal court in New York on Tuesday, accusing the firm of race and sex discrimination and a longtime pattern of underpaying, underpromoting, and mistreating Black employees. [HuffPost]

The ADL provides bias training for cops. But does it work?

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My fellow white Jews: We can’t sit this one out.

The lesson of ‘Pride’ on its 50th anniversary: People can change. Let’s use that to protect Black lives.

Washington Post op-ed calls for news media to censor videos of police brutality. By Nick Barrickman, 17 June 2020

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