Archive for July 3rd, 2022

July 3rd, 2022 - 2:41 pm § in Racism

Another police killing of a black man raises questions and stirs protests

Jayland Walker wasn’t “walking while black” when gunned down by white cops. I’ll start with the police version, because right now that’s the only version there is. According to them, he was pulled over for a traffic violation, tried to drive away, and during the ensuing[...]

July 3rd, 2022 - 8:50 am § in Politics, Racism

Unfriendly Friendswood, Texas

Actually, the hate rolled in from out of town. Friendswood is an affluent Houston exurb, mostly white, with a population larger than Wenatchee’s (see profile here). They were going to do a Fourth of July parade until the rightwing hate showed up. The grand marshal was to be native daughter Hal[...]

July 3rd, 2022 - 7:43 am § in Law and Courts

Supreme Court thoughts

The Supreme Court conservatives’ judicial philosophy is “originalism,” the idea the Constitution should be interpreted today according to its authors’ original intent 236 years ago. But they wrote the Constitution for a society based on white supremacy, see article here, and many of the Fou[...]