Select Page

Author: Confluence

The Nation: A Weekend of Trumpian Cruelty: Remember, That’s the Point

Reading Time: 5 minutes

My first reaction to seeing the horrifying photos of desperate immigrants detained in McAllen, Texas, as they were “visited” by Vice President Mike Pence and a posse of GOP senators Friday, was disbelief: Surely the powers that be could have created a Potemkin Pueblo on the border—kids with bunk beds and toys, maybe; adults in a no-frills barracks-style setting, but with cots and clean bedding and toiletries—to create reassuring photo ops for the media traveling along with Pence.

Read More

Vox: Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019

Reading Time: 12 minutes Meanwhile, white supremacist groups have openly embraced Trump. As Sarah Posner and David Neiwert reported at Mother Jones, what the media largely treated as gaffes — Trump retweeting white nationalists, Trump describing Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and criminals — were to white supremacists real signals approving of their racist causes. One white supremacist wrote, “Our Glorious Leader and ULTIMATE SAVIOR has gone full-wink-wink-wink to his most aggressive supporters.”

Read More

3 Stories You Should Read 7/15/2019: The E.U., Trumpism, Gov. Bill Lee

Reading Time: 2 minutes Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  Hiding in plain sight Tennessee Gov. Declares Day Honoring Slave Trader and Early Leader of the KKK Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee tipped his hand, and it’s racist AF. For some reason that only Southern states will understand, Lee signed a proclamation declaring July 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. Who in the fuck was Forrest? Well, just a Confederate general, slave trader and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, which might be the three most racist jobs in...

Read More