Posts by amstrat

Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth named Illinois House Speaker Pro Tempore

A local state representative has been named to a new leadership role in the Illinois House. 92nd District Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth has been selected as Speaker Pro Tempore. The new position makes her the highest ranked house member, outside the Chicago area. Read more at

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How the Mainstream Media’s Whiteness Enabled Trump

There’s this video clip, that, to me, has become a kind of shorthand for the way Donald Trump walloped American media, catching so many people blithely unaware. It’s from a 2015 episode of This Week With George Stephanopoulos. Read more at

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What the Trump Era Showed White Americans About Whiteness

As insurgents stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a certain shock and awe settled over many white Americans. On Twitter, politicians, cable news hosts, and regular everyday white folks seemed unable to understand how an attempted coup was playing out, not “in a third-world country,” but right here in the USA. Those who’d been…

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