Jamil Smith جميل كري

Jamil Smith جميل كري


Essayist, @latimes.

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“Through ANDOR’s portrayal of a realistic internal politics of the world of Star Wars before A NEW HOPE takes place, the show provides some of the richest storytelling in the universe,” @AdamSerwer  wrote in his look at the politics of #Andor  .

“Once again he has forced members of his party to make a choice about his rhetoric and behavior: Will they condemn his actions and cast him out or will they criticize his choices but allow him the privilege of leadership within the party?” Read@jbouie .

...the @GOP  can't escape a reckoning about Who Trump Is (and by default, one about Who They Are). Their condemnations recall the "bad apple " remarks that politicians and police provide after cops kill unarmed people. However, Trump's dinner was not some sort of isolated incident.

Sentimentality is a good weapon to wield, but it’s most effective when used sparingly. With “Andor,” Disney would be wise to learn from its own success. My conversation with colleagues @tracycbrown  and @mattdpearce  about the brilliant “Rogue One” prequel.

Sentimentality is a good weapon to wield, but it’s most effective when used sparingly. Disney would be wise to learn from its own success with #Andor . My conversation with colleagues @tracycbrown  and @mattdpearce  about the brilliant “Rogue One” prequel.

Somehow, @ICEgov  published on its website the names, birthdates, nationalities and locations of thousands of immigrants seeking U.S. protections—exposing them to potential retaliation from the very individuals, gangs and governments they fled. Inexcusable.

“There’s no shame in not knowing things,” Damon Young reminds us. “The problem is the refusal to do something that the smartest people always do, and that’s humble yourself when receiving new information.” Best take on Kyrie Irving that I’ve seen to date.

Palm Springs apologized in 2021 for the Section 14 razing and fires, which happened in the 1950s and 1960s. But advocates say there has been no action in 14 months. Former residents and their descendants say the city owes them up to $2 billion in damages.

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“Shots fired. Male down. Black male, maybe 20," said the @ClevelandPolice  officer who called in the shooting, describing the wounded Tamir Rice. That was eight years ago today. Tamir would’ve been 20 years old right now had he lived. I want you to think about that for a moment.

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Tonight, @POTUS  just threatened to have law enforcement murder Americans. Which is how we ended up here in the first damn place.

Teach only “comfortable” books about racism in America, and you get students raised to be comfortable with racism.

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.

This story from a survivor encapsulates how Republicans have used the 9/11 tragedy. went hysterical to get people mad at . But there is no debating this: she supports renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund; he has yet to do so.

Emmett Till was murdered at 14. He would’ve been 78 years old today. Racists love to shoot the sign marking where his body was found. That pockmarked plaque is the inverse of a gravestone, showing just how alive racism remains in this ugly country of ours.

White supremacists marched again in Charlottesville YESTERDAY. Yet this @POTUS  and @VP  are upset at black athletes demanding racial justice.

Tens of thousands stage a peaceful rally in Boston against white supremacy, and he suggests that the crowd is violent. He picked a side.

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