The Trump/Pence Regime on White Supremacy, Police Brutality, and Mass Incarceration

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Updated August 16, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |



Black and Latino people are full human beings, not people to be denied the right even to live, gunned down by the police with impunity, incarcerated in genocidal numbers, and denied basic rights.

The Trump/Pence Regime on White Supremacy, Police Brutality, and Mass Incarceration:

What they have done

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for maximum charges and penalties for non-violent drug offenders, reversing policies reducing them, at a time when 2.3 million people, disproportionately Black and Latino, are already incarcerated.
  • Sessions has put a halt on consent decrees with cities that aim to address some of the most egregious police abuses.
  • Police across the U.S. have already killed over 1,090 people in the first 8 and 1/2 months of 2017, over 440 of them Black or Latino, with many unarmed.
  • In the name of stopping the “carnage,” Trump has sent more feds into Chicago, an advance guard for a stepped-up reign of terror on Black and Latino people.
  • Under Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education is rolling back investigations of civil rights abuses against people of color, women, and LGBTQ people in public schools.

What they said they will do

  • Trump declares he still wants to end Obamacare, which will result in an additional 217,000 deaths over the next decade and 22 million more people without health insurance—hitting poor, Black, Latino, and Native American people hardest.
  • A proposed “Back the Blue Act” would make it harder to sue for damages for unjustified police violence, and turn even minor, often non-existent charges of assaults on police into federal crimes with severe mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Trump’s proposed budget will cut $192 million from the Food Stamps program over the next 10 years, taking food from many of the nearly 44 million recipients—about 26 percent Black, and including children and elderly, disabled, working poor and homeless people.
  • Funding for the Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will be reduced. Latinos make up 40 percent of WIC recipients, Black people about 20 percent, and Native people about 12 percent.
  • Trump’s budget would cut 13 percent of the Department of Education budget—$9 billion—which will lead to further deterioration of public schools in oppressed neighborhoods, while $1.4 billion will be added to encourage and support private, charter, and religious schools, including vouchers for religious fundamentalist charter schools.
  • Other education cuts affecting oppressed nationalities in particular include elimination of $1.2 billion allocated for after school and summer programs serving 1.6 million students of working families, including after school food programs for low-income students.

What they have unleashed nationally

  • The Trump regime has fostered a climate in which white supremacists feel emboldened, including a Mississippi legislator who declared that anyone wanting to take down Confederate monuments “should be lynched.”
  • In just the first five months following Trump’s election, there were nearly 300 acts of racist threats directed against Black people.
  • There is an epidemic of lynching nooses clearly meant to deliver a racist, threatening message. A series of lynching nooses appeared in Washington, DC museums in May and June: at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.
  • Other lynching nooses have appeared since Trump’s election, at schools, universities, and communities across the country.
  • After Black Texas congressman Al Green said that Trump should be impeached, he was flooded with telephone threats, like: “You’re not going to impeach anybody, you fucking nigger. You’ll be hanging from a tree.”
  • Hundreds of armed fascist thugs descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 for a KKK-Nazi rally, with this lynch mob murdering counter-protester Heather Heyer and injuring many more, and trooping through the streets yelling slogans against Black people, LGBT people, immigrants, and Jews. In tweets and statements before the press, Trump made clear his backing for the fascist mob.




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