Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

  • Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
  • The median net worth of White households in America is THIRTEEN TIMES that of Black households. Are we still denying systemic racism? [New York Times]
  • Shonda Rhimes wants Sony to admit that the hacked e-mails that have been released are racist, not “racially insensitive.” [theGrio]
  • A federal judge ordered Missouri police officers to warn crowds and give them time to disperse before firing tear gas at them. [RawStory]
  • A Georgia woman has won $100,000 in a lawsuit against her county for being arrested and placed in solitary confinement after shouting “Fuck the police!” at cops arresting a Black suspect. [Gawker]
  • Twitter is cracking down on sex workers’ and porn performers’ accounts. Are we seriously regressing this much? Ugh. [Daily Dot]
  • In related news, British sex workers and porn performers organized a face-sitting protest outside of Parliament to protest the regressive new BDSM porn production ban in the UK. Pictures at the link obviously NSFW. [Daily Dot]
  • And hopefully this will make your weekend brighter: Read this list of 18 women (or groups of women) who totally pwned 2014. [Buzzfeed]