Disclaimer: When I say “White America,” “White People,” “Wypipo,” or white-anything, it goes without saying that I’m talking about the white folks who are engaged in whatever specific behavior I may be addressing at that time. In other words, “not all white people” is implied.

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If having a disclaimer at the beginning of an article isn’t a great example of white America needing to chill the hell out, I don’t know what is. White men, in particular, have gone off the rails over the last decade. As discontent over growing diversity in the United States continues to spread, more white folks are seeing the political world through the lens of racial identity for the first time. …


White folks, both Liberal and Conservative, are proving their insensitivities towards communities of color

Four men, perhaps farmers, make angry gestures while holding an axe, rifle, pitchfork and stick.
Four men, perhaps farmers, make angry gestures while holding an axe, rifle, pitchfork and stick.
Photo courtesy of Robert Couse-Baker via Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Much has been discussed regarding who voted for whom in this past election. Talking heads at big media were intently focused on the Black vote or the Latino vote. If it wasn’t about the bump in Black support for Trump, it was about Cubans and Venezuelans in Miami or Puerto Ricans in Central Florida or the largely Mexican population in one county along the Texas/Mexico border.

What they always fail to discuss is how White voters still control our elections. White voters assert their dominance in America’s population in every single election. Communities of color are largely Liberal along with a good portion of White America. But if White people don’t address the insurgence among them, America will never see any change. I’m not saying conservatism is insurgent but it has largely drifted farther to the right embracing new levels of bigotry. …


There is nothing new about Rebekah Mercer’s support of far-right hate, yet Americans seem shocked by it.

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Grove City, Ohio — April 21, 2020 — Image courtesy of Paul Becker via Creative Commons

In April I discussed the funding behind many of the hate groups that organized and participated in anti-lockdown protests around the country. It came as no surprise to learn that the Mercer family played a large role in financing the groups that coordinated the events. The Mercers have a years-long history of financing far-right groups and media outlets because their family largely believes in the hateful ideologies of many of the hate groups in America.

“Robert Mercer invested heavily in Breitbart — the platform for the alt-right according to Steve Bannon. He and his daughter, Rebekah, are known to have used the outlet to push their own views and interests alongside those of bigoted and racist writers such as Milo Yiannapolous and so many others. Mercer also invested in Yiannapolous’ failed media venture “MILO” after he was expelled from Breitbart for defending pedophilia in an interview.” — from my article, The Hate Behind Anti-Lockdown Protests, published on April 23…


Whiteness and white culture are social constructs that uphold white supremacy.

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Image courtesy of Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon, Creative Commons License

As a Latino with olive-colored skin, and with Afro-Latinos making up a large portion of my family, I can’t identify as a White Latino as many others do. I simply cannot. Whiteness in America has never been welcoming of Latinos who express our Latinidad, our Latino-ness. Those of us who celebrate our culture unapologetically. To be welcomed into white spaces we must denounce our heritage and declare our whiteness as long as it aligns with America’s perception of whiteness — something many are unwilling to do.

Including me. And yes, I’m rather militant about it.

I was born in New Jersey and grew up on both sides of the Hudson River. My childhood was that of being surrounded by a culturally diverse population. To me, segregation and systemic racism seemed to no longer exist. That is, until my late teen years when we moved to Texas via Miami, Florida. It was then, that despite being called a spic many times prior to moving South, that I would realize just how bigoted America still was. …


Is race a driving factor in prosecuting cops for police brutality?

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Former Houston Police Narcotics Officers Steve Bryant (left) and Gerald Goines (right) — Image courtesy of the Houston Police Department

Researching and studying injustice in America is exhausting. Addressing the myriad ways in which the state-sponsored system allows racism to infect every aspect of American society is no small task. Particularly, discussing the law-enforcement apparatus and how it disproportionately targets Black, Latino, and Indigenous communities all over the country. The threats that follow in an attempt to silence us can sometimes make things tedious. But it only strengthens our resolve.

For years, I’ve discussed and exposed how police unions, their contracts with cities, and the exorbitant costs of police brutality are used to protect bigoted cops, corrupt cops, and cops who abuse the system to maltreat those they disagree with or have personal vendettas with. What happened to Breonna Taylor isn’t new, and as horrifying as it was, many of us were hoping to see the officers charged. …


Who the Proud Boys are and what they stand for is far from the binary thoughts that have recently been published across many media platforms. Here’s what you need to know.

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Proud Boys at a pro-Confederate protest in 2019 — Image courtesy of Anthony Crider via Creative Commons

Some of you may know the history of the Proud Boys going back to its founder Gavin McInnes. Also a co-founder of VICE Media, McInnes was forced out by co-founders in 2008 amid what they called creative differences. In reality, the split was driven by McInnes spouting racial epithets, homophobic and transphobic rants, Islamaphobia, xenophobia, and what he refers to as Western Chauvinism. …


Many Latinos in America denounce being labeled as a collective

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Defend DACA Rally, February 28, 2017 in Portland, OR courtesy of Joe Frazier under Creative Commons license

In a recent article I wrote for Latino Rebels titled, White Latinos Don’t Exist, Wannabes Do, I discussed how Latinos who shed their Latinidad (Latino-ness) to identify as white are detrimental to the success of the Latino community in America. As is typical of social media performative activism, most argued against the headline instead of the context of the article. Of course, white-looking Latinos exist. The problem is that whiteness is a construct built by white supremacy for the sake of othering non-white people as inferior.

So then, where does that leave so-called “white” Latinos? …


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Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista (July 10, 1902 — July 16, 1989) was an Afro-Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba.

Guillén abandoned a legal career and worked as both a typographer and journalist. His poetry was published in various magazines beginning in the early 1920s. His first collection, Motivos de son (1930) was strongly influenced by his meeting that year with the poet, Langston Hughes. …


The broad implications of police misconduct include a staggering financial burden

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Demonstrator at a George Floyd protest holding up a Defund the Police sign on June 5, 2020 — Image by Taymaz Valley via Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0

The outlay of police misconduct is often measured in human costs. Whether it’s a loss of life, lasting trauma as a victim or a victim’s family, or the harm it does to entire communities. What is rarely openly discussed are the financial burdens of police misconduct on society. Since human costs don’t appeal to people, perhaps the financial costs will. You know, since some Americans are so concerned with the costs of things like social programs and a few broken windows.

Let me be clear about something, I’m not here to debate rioting, looting, or burning buildings despite who’s been behind most of it. But you can’t talk about the cost of peaceful protests or rioting provoked by police misconduct without talking about the cost of that police misconduct. With much of local law enforcement’s funding coming from the federal level, every time a city pays out for a police misconduct suit, it costs every American. …


Anti-Black Lives Matter extremists continue to exploit protests by starting riots, burning buildings, and committing murder

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Image Credit: Twitter: @BGOnTheScene

In June, I warned of the white supremacist infiltration of Black Lives Matter protests and the wave of destruction left in their wake. For years I’ve consistently issued reminders of the growing numbers of hate groups and how easily they recruit and radicalize young white men. I’ve also taken deep dives into the growing numbers of white supremacists joining law enforcement, as did the FBI. All of it falling on deaf ears. That is until we watch America go into shock after news breaks of mass murders or lynchings. …

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Arturo Dominguez

Anti-racist activist, essayist, and upcoming author; advocating for equality, justice, and accountability. Support my work at patreon.com/ExtremeArturo

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