White Supremacy on Parade: What Happened at Capitol Hill.

Trump supporters scale the wall of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Yesterday made it clear that diversity and de-escalation training has not changed the nature of policing in this country and that we still have a lot of work left to do in acknowledging everyone’s humanity. The white supremacist roots of the police simply cannot be reformed away. The proof is in the level of access… and in the pictures.

White supremacy is so deeply embedded in police culture and the USA in general that peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters were brutalized last summer while white terrorists were red carpeted into the U.S. Capitol so they could trash it last night. The hypocrisy is blatant, and just another reminder of who the police really protect and serve, which is why we need to hold police accountable, reallocate funds, and address white supremacy and hate head on.

This white supremacist backlash (tantrum) is a response to the small steps of progress we have made through removing Trump and the mobilization of resistance, freedom, and Black Lives Matter movements. That is why we should keep moving, keep mobilizing, keep radicalizing and keep organizing in and with our communities.

Violence, and threats of violence from the far-right have always been a part of white supremacy and the police rubber stamping that violence has historically been the case. This is why we must re-imagine public safety and eventually abolish police.

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