Where the administration’s virus response has been one of fatal passivity and incompetence, it’s been racing to try and execute everyone in its last days.
Kali Holloway is the Director of the Make It Right Project, a new national campaign to take down Confederate monuments and tell the truth about history. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Guardian, TIME, AlterNet, Truthdig, Huffington Post, The National Memo, Jezebel, Raw Story and numerous other outlets.
The police who see a 12-year-old Black boy as a threat didn’t see much of one in thousands of grown Trump supporters storming the Capitol.
The system is so busy punishing Black people, legally and otherwise, that it often can’t process real danger posed by white people.
While Trump is planning pardons, the federal government will execute two sick men before Jan. 20—the culmination of a killing spree unparalleled since the 19th century.
The outgoing Trump administration will have killed more prisoners since July than any other administration has done in a full year since 1896.
Even as he saw the rising tide of white racist hatred, he exhibited a kind of racial denialism, emphasizing that things had once been worse and accommodating white resistance.
The takeaway from the day was pretty simple: There is no way to make these people believe that they’ve lost, because they don’t believe in democracy.
These pleas for kindness toward members of a vicious American political movement are par for the course for people who genuinely believe that their humanity trumps everyone else’s.
After a summer of stories about how white people were reading and movie-watching their way to a colorblind future, it turns out racism is still as popular as it was in 2016.
White women have favored the Democrat only twice since 1952. They went with Trump in 2016, and then a series of Trumpy Republicans in 2018. Why trust them now?