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Thursday, January 14, 2021

By Alice Y. Hom and Daniel Lau, Northern California Grantmakers

Alice Hom and Daniel Lau

The events of the first week of January hit us hard and brought up different emotions. We quickly pivoted to curating a new list of articles to have us reflect on the history of white supremacist violence, the disparities of who gets policed, and the illusion of a democracy that isn’t for all people.

1. Isn’t white rage, anger, and violence as American as it gets?

They Say This Isn’t America. For Most Of Us, It Is., Harper's Bazaar



2. “The police reaction... suggests that when it comes to engaging in violence against the state, white people have nothing to lose.”

The Inaction of Capitol Police Was by Design , The Atlantic



3. Who are the Three Percenters and Oath Keepers?

Capitol attackers have long threatened violence in rural American west, The Guardian



4. “They came with guns. They were armed. Had the Electoral College certification votes been there, they would’ve taken them.”

‘It Was No Accident’ Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on surviving the siege., The Cut



5. Can we have healing and reconciliation without accountability?

Rejecting False Harmony: How Philanthropy Can Support Racial Healing, Nonprofit Quarterly

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