Category: Race

Judge Rejects Long Detentions of Migrant Families, Dealing Trump Another Setback

“The court clearly finds that the attorney general’s efforts to strip detained immigrant children of their fundamental rights were completely unfounded and based on an intentional misreading of the 1997 Flores agreement,” said Peter Schey, president of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, who was a co-lead counsel on the initial lawsuit, which was filed in 1985.

Contrary to assertions from the Trump administration, he said, nothing in the Flores agreement required separation of families. “On the contrary, the settlement has offered detained children the right to humane treatment and reasonably prompt release from custody, unless they are a flight risk or a danger, for some 20 years without incident,” he said.

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Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) – Trump Administration Redefines Reunification to Avoid Complying with Court Orders

Unwilling to comply with court orders that require HHS to reunite immigrant children and their parents, the Trump administration is now fighting the browning of America by redefining “reunification” to include placement in long-term foster care.

At some point “inhumane” becomes “atrocity”? Are we there yet?

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INDIVISIBLE: The Gathering Resistance… SEEING WHITE

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, asked the other day about the importance of marking Black History Month, noted that the National Basketball Association is “made up of a lot of black guys.” More importantly, he said, “we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet.”

This sort of candor has won Popovich deep respect among people of color while prompting consternation among some white folks. In another remark that went viral last fall, Popovich said, “We [white people] still have no clue of what being born white means.”

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The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained.

When it first became clear that the Trump administration was engaging in wide-scale family separation, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly waved off questions about the policy by saying that children would be sent to “foster care or whatever.” The vagueness and inaccuracy were telling.

The administration knows it is separating families. It does not appear to believe it’s its job to reunite them.

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NC NAACP threatens to sue and urges Apple and Amazon to stay away from NC over ‘voter ID’ bill and Charter school law

An advocacy group wants Apple and Amazon to drop the Raleigh-Durham area from consideration for new campuses if the state Legislature continues with its move to write a voter identification requirement into the state constitution.
The Color of Change, which calls itself the largest online racial justice organization, said it has run an ad in San Jose and Seattle newspapers, telling the companies to “reject racism.”
North Carolina is on the list of 20 sites being considered for Seattle-based Amazon’s second headquarters. Apple, based outside of San Jose, California, is considering a site in Research Triangle Park for one of its campus.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Speaks in Code. Here’s What He’s Really Saying.

“Jeff Sessions’s past behavior has demonstrated active hostility to many Americans. As a prosecutor in Alabama, he prosecuted civil rights activists for doing nothing more than assisting African-Americans to vote, because to him, that was a crime. He has characterized the NAACP as forcing civil rights down the throats of white people. This is a remarkable statement, one that appears to reflect a belief that white people decide when and just how many civil rights people of color should receive.”

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LISTEN: Jeff Sessions espouses a stunningly heartless, inhumane vision in interview with Hugh Hewitt

The administration’s immigration crackdown is beginning to take shape.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a man who combines the dashing good looks of the Keebler Elves with the effortless charm of Bull Connor, is wasting no time implementing the steps necessary to transform his lifelong dream of a brown people-free America into reality. – GQ

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