Racism, anti-racism, worldwide

This 27 August 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

“On a Hunting Spree”: Wisconsin Representative David Bowen Says Cops Turned Blind Eye to White Militias in Kenosha

The police shooting of Jacob Blake has sparked massive protests across the country and in Kenosha, where a white teenager opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters and killed two people.

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old self-declared militia member and avid Trump supporter, was apprehended in Antioch, Illinois, after fleeing Wisconsin. He has been charged with murder.

Wisconsin state Representative David Bowen, who has attended racial justice protests in Kenosha, says he “witnessed firsthand” how freely organized white supremacists targeted protesters without interference from law enforcement, and accuses police of giving Rittenhouse the “Dylann Roof treatment”, managing to arrest him without incident, while unarmed Black people are frequently met with deadly force.

“This is Exhibit A and Exhibit B of why we need to transform law enforcement and public safety in Wisconsin and in this country,” Bowen says.

NBA TEAMS BOYCOTT GAMES IN PROTEST The NBA postponed playoff games in response to several teams’ decisions to not participate over Sunday’s police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Bucks initially staged a walkout during their playoff game against the Orlando Magic. WNBA and some MLB teams have also postponed games in solidarity. [HuffPost]

Players shut down NBA playoffs in protest over Jacob Blake shooting. By Alan Gilman, 27 August 2020. The refusal of the Milwaukee Bucks to take the court for their Wednesday playoff game forced professional basketball to postpone all of Wednesday’s games.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT KENOSHA SHOOTING Catch up on the facts surrounding the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the protests. Amid the unrest, a 17-year-old from Illinois who was among a group of heavily armed vigilantes has been charged in a shooting at a protest that left two dead and one injured. [HuffPost]

Tucker Carlson tries to justify actions of teen charged in Kenosha killings.

OREGON GOV.: TRUMP ERASING MINORITY VOICES The Trump administration’s sudden decision to end 2020 census field operations a month early will disproportionately hurt communities of color, and this is absolutely what the administration intended to do, according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat. [HuffPost]

Americans who trust Trump more likely to discriminate against Asians, study says.

Tomi Lahren accidentally calls Trump an idiot in Hindi.

PENCE KEEPS MUM ON CRISES The vice president barely touched on the crises facing America — including the pandemic, police brutality, racial injustices and Hurricane Laura — in a convention speech that praised President Donald Trump at length. [HuffPost]

Why a zoo took 114 years to apologize for caging a man

LIFE SENTENCE FOR CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE SHOOTER The white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced to life in prison without parole, the maximum. The judge said Brenton Tarrant‘s crimes were so wicked that a lifetime in jail couldn’t begin to atone for them. [HuffPost]

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    On the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington where a generation of civil rights leaders declared their dream of racial justice, today’s generation of Black-led organizations are continuing the fight.

    LCV is proud to support the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and other partners in this critical moment.

    If you’re in the DC area, join the March for justice and equity here: Learn more and RSVP here »

    You can also join virtually from home: Participate virtually »

    The shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the events that have followed are a stark reminder that systemic racism experienced by the Black community is ongoing and MUST be addressed in communities throughout the country.

    At LCV, we know that the fight for environmental justice is tied to the fight for racial justice — it’s as simple as that. We can’t protect clean air and water, or hold polluters accountable, without confronting the reality of systemic racism and violence against Black communities. We can’t build the future we want to see, the future that all of us deserve, unless we take a stand for justice and equity.

    These aren’t separate fights. These aren’t separate responsibilities. That’s why LCV is supporting efforts led by the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and other partners to raise our collective voice for Black lives and racial justice.

    Lola, this Friday will you join in and do your part?

    If you’re in the Washington D.C area and able to attend in-person: You can RSVP now to attend this Friday, August 28. The rally and Commitment March is from 7:00 AM — 3:00 PM, beginning at the Lincoln Memorial.

    You can also join virtually from home: See more details and RSVP here to participate in the 2020 Virtual March on Washington.

    In addition, on Friday night, the Movement for Black Lives’ Black National Convention starts at 7pm ET. The multi-hour broadcast will be filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black Lives.

    This day will honor the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. But this is not about the past. It’s about recognizing the reality of oppression, right now, in this moment. And it’s about making a commitment to dismantle the systems of oppression that harm Black people every single day, like we’ve seen again in the events leading up to and following the Jacob Blake shooting.

    This is how we will mobilize a movement for safer, healthier communities. This is how we will begin to repair the harm that has been done for generations. This is how we live the values that matter so much to LCV supporters like you.

    I hope you’ll join this year’s March on Washington — either in-person in Washington D.C. this Friday; or virtually from home. And check out the Movement for Black Lives’s Black National Convention on Friday night.

    Thank you for everything you do.


    Gene Karpinski
    League of Conservation Voters


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