Friday, June 22, 2018


1. From Starbucks to Hashtags: We Need to Talk About Why White Americans Call the Police on Black People (posted April 16) "Then there’s Ronald T. Ritchie, who told 911 that John Crawford III was running around Walmart “menacing children” with a shotgun. Crawford, holding a BB gun—sold at Walmart—in the open carry state of Ohio, was shot and killed by police. Despite clear evidence that Ritchie lied to the 911 dispatcher, which is a crime, no charges were filed against him."

2. ‘This calls for wisdom: let anyone with understanding calculate …’ (posted June 16) "Martin Luther King Jr. challenged that spiritual darkness with an overwhelming light, but the darkness comprehended it not, because those Romans 13-quoting Christians loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."

3. Kids Shouldn’t Talk Like This to Their Fathers (posted June 17) "Use me as your instrument."


Links about the US government separating immigrant parents from children:

1. What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated? (posted June 15) "So the idea of zero tolerance under the stated policy is that we don’t care why you’re afraid. We don’t care if it’s religion, political, gangs, anything. For all asylum seekers, you are going to be put in jail, in a detention center, and you’re going to have your children taken away from you. That’s the policy."

2. Poor Medical Care in ICE Custody Is Fatal, New Report Finds (posted June 20)

3. 600 United Methodists file church complaint against Jeff Sessions (posted June 19) Good. Kick him out of the church.

4. Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters (posted June 21) "Many of them are under age 5, and some are so young they have not yet learned to talk."

5. Former ICE Director: Some migrant family separations are permanent (posted June 19)

6. Michigan receiving detained immigrant children as young as 3 months old (posted June 20)

7. A family arrives at the border. Here's what happens next. (posted June 19) Graphs and statistics.

8. Trump Retreats on Separating Families, but Thousands Will Remain Apart (posted June 20)

9. Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years. (posted June 21) "No nation in the entire world incarcerates more people than we do."

10. Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children (posted June 21) [content note: descriptions of abuse]

11. Here's how we can help! DONATE to RAICES to help reunite families~

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