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…


An alert from federal authorities warns of plans to try to take control of the U.S. Capitol on March 4

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“On Inauguration Day 2017, 20 January, unarmed National Guard members were deployed around Washington in small numbers seemingly to stop vehicles from entering certain areas. This group, from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, was at McPherson Square, which was ground zero for some of the protest groups on Thursday and Friday. Both seemed to largely ignore the other and any interaction was mostly friendly and non-threatening. The vehicle has markings for the 1st Batallion 109 Infantry.” — Mobilus In Mobili, photographer | Image used under Creative Commons 4.0 licensing

While the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a joint intelligence bulletin to state and local law enforcement warning domestic groups have plans to take control of the U.S. Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on March 4, the reality is, the date represents the start of something much bigger and longer-lasting. As large protests are expected in D.C., the threat of violence is very high despite the presence of the National Guard.

The bulletin, which warns of “domestic violent extremists” being emboldened by the attempted insurrection on January 6, fails to address the threat they pose beyond March…


As a Cuban-American writer and journalist, it is my duty to denounce the bigotry of Ted Cruz and Cuban-Americans like him.

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Cruz questions US Customs and Border Protection leaders on COVID-19 preparedness in March 2020 courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Public Domain licensing

As a first-generation Cuban-American, I’ve always searched throughout history and the modern era for Cubans to look up to. In more recent history, there were great writers such as Reynaldo Arenas, a world-renowned poet, novelist, and playwright. We also can’t forget the legendary singer Celia Cruz, whose life Cubans my age were lucky to witness. And looking further back there are revolutionary legends such as Jose Marti who was also a journalist and poet.

When you look at current affairs, some of the most well-known Cubans in America are Jose Canseco, Pitbull, Marco Rubio, and yes, Ted Cruz. Ay Dios…


It really seemed like we were having a moment, didn’t it?

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Some of you probably got the humor in my headline. If not, this scene from Blazing Saddles when Cleavon Little asks two Klansmen, “where the white women at?” is what I was referencing — Screengrabbed Image

The summer of 2020 was a huge moment for civil rights. After the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, the country exploded in anger and solidarity with the Black community. Amid the largest civil rights movement of our time, many conversations were taking place about the disproportionate violation of the rights of not just the Black community, but also Indigenous, Latino, and other communities of color. The social issues plaguing poor and minority communities where incidents of police brutality are highest, however, received little attention.

As soon as the conversation moved towards systemic racial injustice or the…


Breaking down Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal statement and exploring the coded language meant for his followers

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Photo by Dalton Caraway on Unsplash

Shortly after Donald Trump was acquitted for inciting an insurrection in the U.S. Senate, he released a statement that has been making the rounds on far-right social media channels. It is being celebrated as a victory for the supporters of the amalgamation of extremist hate known as Trumpism and various members of hate groups. Despite the obvious paranoia about informants within the broad membership of extremist groups, most remain consistent in their messaging.

Recruitment efforts don’t appear to have slowed and despite higher profile groups exhibiting internal conflict, Trump knows precisely what to say and when to say it. His…


Fetterman’s Medium post explaining why he detained an unarmed Black man in 2013 speaks to America's oldest fetish

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Image: John Fetterman at Pop!Tech 2009 in Camden, ME via Creative Commons

Liberal darling Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman has been facing criticism over an incident that occurred in 2013 when he made the decision to grab his 20-gauge shotgun and chase and detain an unarmed Black jogger whom he thought might be a shooter on the run.

He responded to criticism in a blog post on Medium saying he respects “the undeniable truth of the hurt, history, and trauma in Black and Brown communities around profiling and recognize the justified outrage and anger,” as any woke White Liberal would. But I honestly expected him to go further by admitting to implicit…


Despite the virality of Black Lives Matter protests over the summer of 2020, most allies have walked away from the fight for racial justice

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

After the brutal extrajudicial murder of George Floyd and the murder of Breonna Taylor in 2020, many White allies joined the Black Lives Matter protests across the country. Countless people who represent the majority population in America appeared to have had enough of the state-sanctioned murders of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), particularly Black people. It was a moment where we thought for a second that maybe, just maybe, something will finally begin to happen in addressing racial injustice.

But we had to remind ourselves that we’ve been here before.

While the amount and duration of the protests…


QAnon has shown us how anti-Semitic language has become normalized among a diverse coalition of people

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QAnon flag in Richmond, Virginia, January 2020 | Image courtesy of Anthony Crider via Creative Commons

Recently, the Internet exposed Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s belief that the Camp wildfire that devastated California in 2018 was started by a space laser owned by the Rothschilds. Many people on social media have thoroughly explained the anti-semitism behind her remarks and Twitter had a wonderful time poking fun at the idea — which was warranted.

But we really need to have discussions about the normalization of anti-Semitism. The escalation of hate and hate speech towards non-white groups has been evident. However, QAnon may be putting the Jewish community at greater risk. …


White people alone must confront white nationalism and white nationalist extremism. It’s an opportunity they must take.

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George Floyd Protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota — May 29, 2020 | Image courtesy of Dan Aasland (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Somehow White America can simply move on from a bomb that leveled a city block in Nashville in a month and an attack on the U.S. Capitol within two weeks. Like it’s nothing. Meanwhile, as dozens of threats on far-right message boards continue to be exposed every day, White America has lost interest.

Where are the screenshots of far-right posts everyone was giggling about a week ago? I think I know what’s happening. Let me see if I understand how this works. Joe Biden gets inaugurated and all is right in the world. Did I get that right? …


White America’s refusal to acknowledge the very real threat of domestic terrorism is what led us to where we are today

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Image courtesy of Tyler Merbler (CC BY 2.0)

According to the USA Patriot Act passed in response to 9/11 in 2001, domestic terrorism is defined as “activities that (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the U.S. or of any state; (B) appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C)occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.”

Despite identifying what domestic terrorism is, the government…

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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