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A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda. Advice for political activism.
article The Narcissist   90
Extensive psychological profile with background details and anecdotes.
Some good points on how the media might provide more realistic headlines.
For black immigrants, things were already extremely difficult. Important to keep in mind.
"The problem is not with the science per se, but with the set of an underlying assumptions about race that we always imprint on the latest science."
Useful guide to everyday intervention for all people who are able to help.
If the U.S. delays action on climate change, and the rest of the world follows suit, then it's a problem.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/12/donald-trump-conflicts-of-interests/508382/
Apparently some members of the alt-right think other members are delusional.
Historical precedent for reframing the election as not having to do with racism and xenophobia.
Background on the authors of “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda,” activism manual.
"Many Americans seem far more interested in making sure that those they consider undeserving — basically, the poor — get nothing than in making sure that they themselves get something"
Helpful tips on presenting facts to people who have built up systems of belief that don't match.
A proposed immigration policy that would have blocked his own mother.
Perspective and hope from a black father. "This is who we are".
Generation gap vocabulary bridging and valuable comparative insights.
The intelligence community is not happy about being dismissed over facts it has stated.
Some examples of the transition process being messed up via Twitter.
"America’s public education system is a civic institution — the country’s most important, in fact — that can’t be run like a business without ensuring that some children will be winners and others will be losers, just like in business"
"We have an incredible opportunity in the wake of this election as LGBTQ people to lead by example"
Good summary overview of some environmental victories for the year. Hope.
Full details and analysis on the emoluments clause and it's applicability.
Trump could be impeached immediately on taking office, and that makes the dynamics interesting.
A couple of blatantly obvious cases of law enforcement and our justice system condoning racial violence.
Apparently media access is so limited we first heard about Trump's phone call with Putin via reports from the Kremlin.
The graphic novel format really manages to convey this scarily deeply.
One of the more comprehensive an thorough high level action plans.
"According to the anti-commandeering doctrine, it’s unconstitutional for the federal government to impose “targeted, affirmative, coercive duties” upon state or local government officials"
Succinct and deeply uplifting. Mentions the internalization process and how communities are coming together now.
Using twitter to change nuclear policy is perhaps not the wisest approach.
A timely overview of Milgram's experiment and some useful strategies to keep in mind.
Some background on dismantling of the outdated and useless NSEERS program and other steps helping to avoid setting up a religious persecution database.
Great example of preparedness training and how it builds community.
Good background on undocumented Asian immigrants and their relationships to other undocumented groups.
The commons as one possible component of a new basis to build from.
article The Case for Resistance   100
Some well considered points on appropriate behavior and maximizing a few available opportunities.
"Always remember: The news media are in the eyeball business, not the information business." Article also helps illuminate our roles as consumers.
article How Republics End   100
Framing of the central question of maintaining a republic, and recognizing that.
Good concise summary of many of the things that are not normal about this election.
Making progress on climate change falls to municipalities, as both a challenge and economic opportunity.
What is the difference between “identity politics” and central issues of oppression, inequity, or social change that relate to identities. Is talking about racism identity politics and is calling out racial groups different than talking about racism? Can cultural discourse really be separated from politics or the efforts to access policy influence through politics? Is dismissing “identity politics” just another way to maintain White, male, upperclass privilege? Some central questions here, but you need to look beneath to find them because the interviewee thinks he already knows the answer.
article Useful Idiots Galore   70
Good concise summary of the election manipulation.
Good points on where Trump's vision is fixated, and how that is a national security problem.
The updated numbers. Perpetrators in several incidents mention Trump.
Some concrete actions to counter long ongoing efforts to restrict voting.
Useful summary categorizations, geolocation, and size numbers although "Hate groups aren’t truly declining — they’re just becoming more covert and secretive."
Links sexism (esp “benevolent” sexism) with racism, outting that the basis of both is the maintenance of white male supremacy. "his language and emotional appeals followed a familiar narrative around the fragility and purity of white womanhood that is central to white supremacy.”
The incoming administration really is less educated. In aggregate the comparison of outbound vs inbound personnel is staggering.
Racism is alive and well in North Dakota. Seems to be fairly easy to find examples even with a camera crew.
Some background on the chief executive of Exxon Mobil's foreign policy and disregard for national interests.
The problem with this is that it is blaming Obama. To me, it is not Obama's faith in White America that is the problem. It is that White America couldn't/didn't live up to that faith…
Very good point about the large number of people in need of psychiatric care that will be left untreated if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Good numbers and analysis. The “where do we go from here” is most helpful here.
Reactions to the open letter to James Clapper from the Electoral College (before the additional signers)
An important document as a request, this is also a very good summary of apparent interference known so far.
Logical arguments why it makes sense to postpone the electorate vote for a month and investigate any election interference.
A continuing inspirational presentation of strength, compassion, and sound advice.
Awareness numbers for the term "alt-right". Liberals and educated people are aware of it.
“I think not talking about hate crimes and racism is extremely dangerous because pretending the problem doesn’t exist does not make it go away,”
Followup to one of the most basic and hopeful race conversations to come out of this election time period.
"“If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experiencd Patriots to prevent its Ruin.” - Samuel Adams
A better descriptive list than NY Times with more context on appointees past and positions.
Continuing to treat climate change as a question of belief, and making sure the U.S. is not leading.
More personal depth on the rebranding process, hiding the swastikas and looking mainstream.
"To gas light is to psychologically manipulate a person to the point where they question their own sanity, and that’s precisely what Trump is doing to this country.”
A rundown of the major Trump actions for the week. Even summarizing, it's quite a lot to take in.
Details on the process and mechanisms of silencing the press and going after journalists. Much of the current structure is just traditional.
Concise summary of the state of the presidency and weak-willed Republican majority leadership so far.
“The discomfort you feel when voicing your political beliefs (liberal or conservative) is not the same as being a member of a historically oppressed group.” A thoughtful differentiation of discomfort and oppression.
Solidarity, coalitions, and the need for the voices of black women who are at the intersection of so many social issues.
Some extremely practical and helpful advice based on lessons from history.
article The Tainted Election   80
“...nothing that happened on Election Day or is happening now is normal….It will also be crucial to maintain the heat over actual policies. “ #notmynormal
Priorities and points from one of more senior Democrat leaders.
Requiring photo ID for voting, and making it harder to get one.
Potential loss of sovereignty and culture through tribal-land privatization for gas and oil reserves.
Google got gamed and needs to step up their response to avoid continuing to be an active part of the problem.
Clear statement from a Republican presidential elector who does not believe the Electoral College can ignore determining if the candidate is qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence.
Some potent summary analysis and the need for real abolitionist politics.
The Department of Labor's fiduciary rule protecting American's retirement money takes effect in April. Betterment (an investment startup) is asking Trump to not dismantle it.
"If calling out racism is largely counterproductive, using a systemic definition like white supremacy is also unacceptable, and stigmatizing or shaming those who espouse racist beliefs is self-defeating, what tools remain?”
Some background on the march and key organizers Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour.
The meaning of "resilience" has moved past hollow and into an excuse for bad policy.
"They were wielding anti-political-correctness as a weapon, using it to forge a new political landscape and a frightening future. The opponents of political correctness always said they were crusaders against authoritarianism. In fact, anti-PC has paved the way for the populist authoritarianism now spreading everywhere.”
Trump cabinet has more campaign donors in prominent positions than any president in recent history. Conflicts of interest abound.
Details on DeVos lack of educational background, strong lobbying, dismal results, and lack of accountability.
Combination of strong government and strong corporations to run the world.
Deep artistic analysis of the brilliance and layers of potential meaning in the photo.
Start of witch hunt to track down those involved with clean energy technologies. Trying to make nuclear power more competitive.
Acknowledging the situation to be able to move forward.
Some definition scaffolding for what it means to be a sanctuary city (or state).
Good details on various facets of immigration enforcement, and a helpful chart of immigrant crime compared to native born and second generation.
Russian hackers wanted Trump to win. McConnell pressured White House to keep quiet.
Words matter. "Anyone who loves politics, the open competition of ideas and public participation in a free society, knows that political violence is the greatest of all civic sins. It is not to be encouraged. It is not funny. It is not a joke."
Deeper points on radicalization process analysis, framing of terrorists acts by race, and incitement to violence by leaders.
Highly relevant perspectives from Japanese-Americans incarcerated during World War II.
Calculated demagoguery: lots of random flash about whatever at the moment, while building a powerful cabinet.
One example of Muslim targeting. Yet another example of the loss to our country from ignorance and hate.
Deep background on the revival of monarchism, tribalism, and prejudice.
Request to the FCC to address the disproportionate use of surveillance technology (particularly stingrays) in communities of color. Part of systemic racial discrimination within law enforcement agencies.
Some illustrative summaries from a muslim woman journalist covering the election.
White supremacy, white nationalism, and the alt-right--Not much difference in effect or agenda, but some serious social difference in normalizing effects. Words shape understandings and behaviors. Words matter.
"This is beginning to look like a pattern: Journalists report on links between Trump’s rhetoric and actions and outrageous expressions of racism. Trump is asked to comment. He says he is unaware, and expresses rote, subdued disapproval notably lacking the vigor or scorn that he famously applies to other topics"
A labor secretary who fights against working people, and supports automation because there's never an age, sex or race discrimination case.
The dangers of "making American great" by fostering hatred through outrageous lies. "If Trump were a different leader, he would declare that political violence is unacceptable in a free society....But instead he continues to fuel rage against his opponents and his critics. More and worse violence will inevitably follow."
Some clear summary insights on Trump from a former CIA officer and conservative independent presidential candidate.
Election perspective from a Buddhist child of immigrants. The need for finding refuge.
"Dimwit-ism is a disease easily spread and denigrators of the absolutism of truth are its vectors. This is why resistance isn’t only principled, but essential and even existential."
Taxation without representation through the Electoral College.
Extensive, layperson accessible, overview of Trump's psychology.
Call for utilizing the bystander intervention model to help mitigate escalating attacks on academics, particularly against people of color, women, and other scholars of marginalized backgrounds. Also useful for reference.
You should be an ally because you believe oppressed groups deserve basic human rights.
Special issue of the Journal of Social Issues with all articles open, psychological analysis of the election.
Model minority myth, DACA, dropout and poverty rates. Loss of health care for about 2.7 mil Asian Americans if Affordable Care Act repealed.
Take action. The need to be more radical than is comfortable with some useful baby boomer perspective and suggestions on what to do next.
Dan Rathers on this article: "Matthew Yglesiasof Vox has a very provocative and thought-provoking take that might strike many of his fellow progressives as counterintuitive. The case he is making is that authoritarian populist leaders abroad have been beaten by attacking their policies more than their personalities.... the Democrats would be better served getting out of the reality show mindset and try to push the debate into the realm of normal politics. This thesis is sure to be controversial amongst many who oppose Trump but I think the article is worth reading and discussing“ Personally, I think we need to not normalize the Trump agenda and policies, to call out the hate as extreme and outrageous, but I don’t think we should play to the character, which is just a way to feed the narcissism.
Analysis of the neofascist taking over the neoliberal. Callousness, preoccupation with greed and lack of accountability.
Call to action invoking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Request for suggestions how to proceed.
Sensible basic operating principles for campus police, admissions and medical centers with regard to immigration.
"Now is the time to refuse the blurring of memory….Now is not the time to tiptoe around historical references. Recalling Nazism is not extreme; it is the astute response of those who know that history gives both context and warning….Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greater truths: of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion. Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument made, because an ugly idea left unchallenged begins to turn the color of normal. It does not have to be like this."
White supremacist giving a talk at Texas A&M (not supported by the school).
“the example Trump set on the national stage 'has given permission and legitimated what was previously considered illegitimate’”
Mostly, the Democrats lost. "Voters who fled the Democrats in the Rust Belt 5 were twice as likely either to vote for a third party or to stay at home than to embrace Trump."
To be silent is to be acceptant. Being vocal is mostly about love of country. On your own behalf and also on behalf of the voiceless.
Reflectons on the importance of more radical stances that might seem divisive.
Particularly helpful in providing specific lessons and reflections on actions and felt barriers to take action.
Erudite and inspirational response from one of the professors on the "watchlist".
Overview of several of the major players laying the misinformation groundwork to "portray the interests of billionaires as the interests of the common people"
Some good insights into how people are making decisions and what is needed to move forward.
"To stop hateful actions, potential perpetrators must be convinced that those in their community are opposed to this behavior". This can be done by "elite influencers" with significant social capital and by people standing together. If it is not done then things get worse.
Results from follow up survey on hate incidents. With numbers and exemplary quotes. Double down on anti-bullying strategies.
Dismantling affordable care act first, then Medicare. And stop funding Planned Parenthood.
Anti-Authoritarian Academic Code of Conduct. 10 points for academics, several of which are generally applicable.
article whiteaccomplices   90
Actions for white folks, broken down by category and level (Actor/Ally/Accomplice)
Major negative effects on education from the election. Hostility and trauma. Crisis problems.
Cover art and short summaries of some great reading from Haymarket Books.
Helpful description of all the anti-gay people being put into powerful positions.
Full summary of reported hate incidents for the ten days following the election result, with numbers and quotes.
Question whether Democrats will decide to go along with the Trump deregulatory agenda now, even before he is president.
A religion professor’s analysis of the current post-election climate and rise of oppression in relation to Nazism and Hitler, with a focus on the role of Christians and the church. “complacency has now become a 'racial privilege.’...Bonhoeffer’s response was the bold declaration that he could not serve a church in which membership or ordination had become a “racial privilege.””
“Amanpour... discussed the tides of authoritarianism sweeping the world [and] began with the chilling words 'I never in a million years thought I would be up here onstage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home.’”
Bannon as kingmaker through propaganda. Significant personal background. Presenting him as an opportunist.
Same hate, trendier packaging. If it salutes like a Nazi, you can safely call it one. Difficult to quantify, but amusing comparisons.
Whenever "alt-right" is used in a story, be sure to include a definition: "a white nationalist movemement". In the past these beliefs have been called racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist.
The essential need to not be silent about race in the classroom, and some advice on how to start.
Well articulated summary of what the DNC is currently failing at right now.
A few very relevant excerpts and descriptions worth being exposed to or reminded of.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recommendations on how you can help support your muslim neighbors.
Overview of some of the impact Jeff Sessions could have as Attorney General.
article #hereismyamerica   80
use it before it laid my visions to waste, for most of my life. Once I did it in silence, afraid of the weight. My fear of anger taught me nothing. Your fear of that anger will teach you nothing, also. - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/1981-audre-lorde-uses-anger-women-responding-racism
A powerful list of personal actions for resistance. "Do not obey in advance.....Be angry about the treacherous use of patriotic vocabulary....Figure things out for yourself....Be as courageous as you can.”
Perspective on the transition and thoughts on possible directions.
The power of education. "I never would have begun my own conversations without first experiencing clear and passionate outrage to what I believed from those I interacted with….Much has been made of the incoherence of Mr. Trump’s proposals, but what really matters is who does — and doesn’t — need to fear them.”
More details and perspective on the professor watch lists.
Interaction of grief and rage, importance of anger and understanding. #notmynormal
article White-Collar Supremacy   90
Some useful historical perspective on how white supremacists present themselves.
Alt-right also believes that women should be in domestic roles and that they are unimportant.
Trump's grandfather kicked out of the kingdom of Bavaria after he emigrated to the USA and failed to deregister in his homeland.
Some details on Jeff Sessions racist comments, and integrity when questioned.
Fears and perspective, the rule of law, education, courage, hope.
Opinion of a journalist firmly standing against Trump and why.
Call for Betsy DeVos to clarify her stance with respect to conversion therapy.
UpFront interview with Noam Chomsky, who remains characteristically balanced in his responses.
"the founders did not want any foreign payments to the president. Period."
"Opposition to 'identity politics' is opposition to civil rights. Period"
Helpfully categorized links to resources to help you process.
More links to helpful resources.
Details on the process of finding a Democratic National Committee chair.
How white was considered the default, the absence of race, and is now to be treated as an identity while still avoiding it.
Racial and religious profiling are never warranted. Decisions to intern Japanese Americans were based on "race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership." President Reagan signed the 1988 Civil Liberties Act to prevent the recurrence of any similar event.
Call for white Jews not to stay silent when it comes to the hate people of color, immigrants and Muslims are facing now.
Points out a rise in victim blaming. Provides several examples of false statements and assertions without evidence.
Some numbers and analysis of Trump's popular vote loss.
Some concrete helpful things white folks who want to be allies can do immediately.
Summary of how Standing Rock tactics will likely be the preferred approach for the upcoming administration.
Pointing out one example in a common pattern of major media outlets getting played.
Background and perspective on voucher advocate Betsy DeVos being chosen as education secretary.
Some numbers on the largely overlooked economic anxiety facing black and brown workers, and the diversion of public dollars to private corporations.
The pressure to conform amid the current confusion and how refusing to disappear may be an important first step.
Quick intro to ally conversational intervention. If you have no idea where to start, this is as good a place as any.
U.N. readying for a presidency that could spur a global retreat from international human rights principles.
The essential need for compassion and a curated book list for the current times.
Some young people in suits pushing the idea that all men are created unequal.
Latest full summary of the personnel in the Trump administration.
Nazis saluting Trump at a White Nationalists alt-right conference in DC.
It's easy to forget that for some people, the sun does not come up tomorrow.
Details and context of an anti-muslim verbal attack. Just one example, but plenty to learn from.
Deportation plan would require massive expansion of an already broken system. Pattern of prison mismanagement and avoiding responsibility.
Some basic Pew Research election poll reaction numbers. Most people expect race relations will get worse.
Perspective and concrete suggestions on what we (white people in particular) can do now.
article Build He Won’t   90
Details on the infrastructure investment scam structure.
Some useful strategic advice for holding people accountable without villainizing or losing yourself.
"Talk to any young person today, and they will tell you Social Security and Medicare won't be there for their generation." so the plans will be "phased-in over time and would not affect anyone currently over the age of 55"
New registry for professors who "discriminate against conservative students".
Overview historical perspective of the evolution of right wing media and how it is leveraged.
DACA as a national necessity. These students "who have been raised and educated in the United States, are already part of our national community. They represent what is best about America, and as scholars and leaders they are essential to the future.
"rhetoric has obviated action, speechifying has superseded governing."
Numerous Jewish professors sign a statement condemning hateful and discriminatory language and the need to resist.
Statement of vigilance and action. Always important to remember the ACLU in context.
Some illustrative points about the perceived condescension and disconnection of students and the academy.
Concrete strategy points for progressive movements, journalists, and Congress members.
Background and quotes from Ken Blackwell on his views of homosexuality and so called conversion therapy.
Well written short backgrounds on the big three racists being appointed so far and how the Republicans work with them.
The shift in measured prejudicial norm and some of the effects and outcomes.
Recent developments, background, and future prospects for voting rights.
Illustrative vignettes and points about the widening political divide.
Some overview of the hate crimes since Trump was elected, his response, and what is needed.
Some clear parallels and lessons from the Berlusconi years. There are lessons to be learned here even if the stakes are higher.
The deep and long standing racial issues in the question of what it means to be Christian.
Representative Mike Honda condemns immigrant registry. This does not make America great.
Practical, helpful, and inspiring steps to get going on. Time to get moving.
Maura Healey pushing Gov. Charlie Baker to take a stand against white supremacist Steve Bannon.
Lots of numbers and useful breakdown of election results by class, urban density, race, and social issues.
Justice department stayed until February 20 to allow Trump to weigh in on it.
Some perspectives from the legendary Angela Davis, pointing to some past issues and to the next generation for leadership.
Spot on direction pointing for journalism. Huge opportunity for it to shine again.
An incredbly important article that ultimately highlights the need for personal agency and preparing for the dark to come. #notmynormal
article If You Voted for Him   100
This really sums up where things stand right now. And a challenge for people to be who they claim to be.
Good points, interesting analysis, and some lessons pointing a direction forward.
Reactions from a muslim woman on visiting the Minidoka internment camp.
Long read, but excellent background, framing, analysis and insight. Some memorable quotes.
Practical and useful advice on handling classroom incivility.
Points on preparation and strategies for discussion on difficult topics.
Some links and good quotes from white supremacists very happy with the nomination of Jeff Sessions for attorney general.
Call for congress to investigate Russian interference in the election, and why that is the appropriate course of action after the statement from Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that there was interference from a nation state.
Compilation of links to election response statements from various universities.
Summary of your rights, opportunities for action, links to help, and other useful information organized by major at-risk groups.
The need for more than "sit with our fear and sadness", bullet points for consideration, and concrete calls to action.
Useful perspective on shared fear, and why one particular form of white feminism is toxic.
Short summary of some of the hateful stances and actions of appointees to key Trump posts.
Background on the largest gap between popular vote and electoral rigged vote the country has ever had.
Personal reaction and perspective around referencing this dark chapter of U.S. history as a "precedent".
Articulated and heartfelt response from a white father with a non-white child.
Protests are important because it allows voices to be heard.
Good background article on Alex Jones, possibly the king of vehement assertions missing much much basis in reality.
Orrin Hatch is standing up for preserving the fillibuster. One of the only tools available to the Senate minority.
Anti-asian racism examples showing why we need to listen, learn, and stand in solidarity with those experiencing attacks.
Important point about refusing to normalize a man who stands for everything that America should not.
Solid background on Trump's racism and casual racism through association. With some good responses to common fallacies.
National poll finds authoritarianism is a single statistically significant predictor of Trump support.
Summary of poll results between March and June asking 16k Americans 21 questions on attitudes on race, broken out between Trump and Clinton supporters.
Good numbers on the concentrations of anti-muslim-american sentiment in Trump supporters compared against all voters.
Strong leadership and commitment to values from Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone.
Details on potential impacts of foreign students coming to the U.S. for study.
Good visualizations of voter and non-voter reaction numbers.
169 Democrats from the House of Representatives led by David Cicilline urge Trump to rescind Bannon appointment.
Eight beliefs we can live by.
Backlash only exists when we are making progress.
Racism in the U.S. and the role of journalism in it, going back to Elijah Parish Lovejoy. Analysis of media fear, dangers of loss of free press, media collusion.
Info for trans folks for updating IDs with resources and links.
Another view of sanctuary campus details, pointing out some issues with blanket rules and likely practical limits.
Good summary of reactions, and numerous problematic facets within the entirety of the election process.
Exemplar approach for countering feelings of hopelessness.
Some context on white house staffing highlighted with some pretty noteworthy bullet points.
Some salient points about wearing a safety pin, and the important point that "when we rip into each other, we're doing the haters’ work for them".
Reactions from a Zen teacher. Really good framing of thoughts and action.
On Fox News, Carl Higbie cites the internment of Japanese-Americans as the basis for creating a federal registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. Says the ACLU will probably challenge it but he thinks it will pass.
University of Oregon is supporting all students regardless of immigration status.
California State University reaffirmation not to deport undocumented students.
Very appropriate call amidst deepening divisions in the country.
Historically useful approaches to personal action from personal family experience.
Informative overview and background on some of the ongoing campus sanctuary efforts.
Official statement from the Black Lives Matter Global Network. The work will be harder but it is still the same.
Perspective and insights from someone who processes more information than most humans on the planet.
Required reading if you think white supremacy is upheld by a small minority anonymously controlling the media.
Impressive example of cooperation between community organizations. Inspiration for overcoming divide and conquer.
Background and context on what it would actually take to roll back gay marriage, and a summary of what are likely the biggest threats are to the LGBTQ community.
Consolidated and updated source of scholarships available to undocumented students at various levels.
Warren and others call on financial services industry to reject bigotry. Mobilizing support within the system!
An example of faculty organizing for resistance and support.
Some realistic, inspirational perspective on what America is, and what we will choose to continue to re-create.
Some perspective on the balance between white working class rage and misogyny in the election.
Background on Stephen Bannon and Breitbart News. With quotes and numbers.
A reasonable reaction to safety pins, some unreasonable reactions to that reaction, and hopefully some perspective for everyone.
Second wave feminist election result analysis, institutional analysis, and comments on what next.
Report on West Virginia racial slurs against Michelle Obama. Article link has autoplay videos with sound.
Gerry Brown statement that California will "stay true" to its principles.
Tight summary of hate crime numbers for 2015, with contextual background.
Thoughtful summary of the major election forces.
Background and perspective on white feminism. Base concept generalizable to groups outside of cis het white men.
A good place to start if you are white and wondering about responsibility.
LAPD is not going to walk around saying "papers please". Article has annoying autoplay video interstitials with sound.
Some contextualized background on Stephen Bannon, the appointed Chief Strategist.
Good information to be aware of if you are an immigrant, could be suspected of being an immigrant, or want to be an ally. If you read this, be sure to read the entire document.
Succinct and incredibly useful information on basic rights of anyone living in the U.S. Solid practical advice.
An impressive collection of reflections from pro-Trump voters on what they would like to say to anxious black and brown Americans.
Good point about trickle-down racism/bigotry/misogyny being dangerous to the heart of America.
Yes, there really has been a huge spate of hate crimes after the election.
holding onto hope post-Trump, but recognizing how privilege informs that to understand the fear and the pain
A much more realistic view about safety pins and similar proclamations. Situational prep is still a good idea though.
At least LA and NYC are refusing to comply with unconstitutional detainment requests.
A succinct, comprehensible, and deep look into the appeal of Trump.
Some much needed framing of reactions from and for white folks and people of color.
Some good pointers on what it means to step up and provide safety. Especially if you wear a safety pin.
If you are not from a working class background, this is some pretty great foundational points for increased understanding from that perspective.
We need to show that we can be angry.... We can be human. Because only when we do, can we resurrect from the grave, pump blood back into our systems, have our skins grow back and become visible once again.
Overview of some of the active protests against Trump.
Report on the sticky note thoughts posted in the New York subway. Worth clicking through to the main site also.
Some good summary analysis points of how this outcome came to be, and the excellent point that it is now up to the rest of us to face down bigotry and hate, to show this is not what America is.
Good background on alt-right, Richard Betrand Spencer, and relationship to Trump. Alarming.
Solid point on responsibility, primarily addressing white women allies but vitally important for white men also.
Concise and powerful contextualization of what it means to a gay man to have people like Pence put in positions of power.
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