White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

  • There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not play a part in either case at all. [Pew Research]
  • The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in Cleveland for holding a toy gun, mother wants a conviction. [Yahoo! News]
  • South Carolina has indicted 3 police officers in 4 months for shooting unarmed black citizens. [The Root]
  • Somehow, George W. Bush is coming off better than most other Republicans in regards to the Eric Garner case. [Huffington Post]
  • Read about how staffers at The New Republic managed not to quit their jobs over the publication of flagrant racism for decades, but decided to quit over a white guy getting hired instead of a different white guy. [Vox]
  • A GamerGater has quit the movement and apologized to game developer Brianna Wu, who received death and rape threats and was harassed out of her home. [Bustle]
  • (White, male) comic book artists hate cosplay, which is a female-heavy facet of fandom, and think it’s ruining comics. Some are even banning cosplayers from their booths at conventions. [The Mary Sue]
  • Read this series of tweets from Katie Klabusich (who has written for The Frisky about rape culture) about what we ask of rape survivors when we ask them to report. [Twitter]