Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith


Senior Writer, @RollingStone.

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My only solace is that I wonder whether Trump will be too lazy to lead them once he is no longer President.

Didn’t we do that? Biden gets inaugurated on Wednesday.

Since 2001, more than 250 black @CapitolPolice  officers have sued the department, alleging racism. Says one, alluding to the inauguration, “Now you got to go to work on the 20th and stand next to someone who you don’t even know if they have your back.”

See where this notes the Pentagon’s history of downplaying white nationalism and extremism immediately prior to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs saying, “These people are not representative of our country’s military.” Seems a bit premature to say that, no?

American exceptionalism is an intoxicant. The 1776 Commission was precisely the insult to our intelligence that we expected, but this document does serve as a fitting coda for the most overtly extremist and supremacist administration in recent memory.

What is there left to say about an presidency that, in its last spitting breaths, does this? A nine-year-old boy with a valid visa, separated from his older brother, then incarcerated. As the Trump era triage begins, think of kids like Vladimir Fardin.

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An entire island full of Americans in Puerto Rico are without power right now, and @POTUS  is cursing out NFL players at his campaign rally.

All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.

Elijah McClain’s death at the hands of Aurora, Colorado police last August is among the most horrific cases I’ve ever seen described. He was 23, introverted, and doing absolutely nothing wrong. They killed him, and the prosecutor let them get away with it.

He never called the white supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville “sons of bitches,” did he? Some of them got to be “very fine people.”

Matt Gaetz thought it would be funny to wear a giant gas mask on the House floor to mock the panic over the coronavirus pandemic. Now one of his own constituents has died. Idiots like this have no business taking up space in jobs meant for public servants.

Racism doesn’t just look like a white man in blackface or a Klan hood. Sometimes, it looks like a calling increased ballot access a “power grab.” My latest for , on Mitch McConnell, persisting nevertheless with voter suppression.

What we’re witnessing, yet again, is what happens when police receive all of the tools of war and virtually none of the accountability for the violence that they perpetrate.

She carried too much weight, and for too long. We should live in an America where we only need to send condolences to everyone who knew and loved Justice Ginsburg, and not to the nation and democracy as a whole. I wish that we could simply mourn her. Alas.

“Many sides” didn’t do this.

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