Social Justice

Cosmopolitan on Daunte Wright Shooting: White Women Use ‘Victimization’ to ‘Benefit From, Perpetrate White Supremacy’

Cosmopolitan Magazine published an article Wednesday attacking “whiteness” and white women, using Kim Potter — the white Minnesota police officer who killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop — as an example of how white women utilize their “victimization within patriarchal structures” to “benefit from and perpetrate white supremacy.”

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Video: Trevor Noah Trashes American Law Enforcement but Defended Use of Police Force in South Africa’s Marikana Massacre

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah used his nightly platform Wednesday to trash U.S. law enforcement, smearing American police officers as fruit from a “rotten tree.”  Now, one of Noah’s old stand-up comedy acts has resurfaced in which he defends the use of deadly police force in the Marikana Massacre in South Africa.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Trevor Noah speaks onstage during The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for National Board of Review)

Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah: The System of Policing in America Designed to Keep Poor and Black People in Their Place

While a series of polls taken since last summer show that black Americans don’t want police departments defunded, and in some cases, want a larger police presence in their neighborhoods, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, who was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, said “the system in policing is doing exactly what it’s meant to do in America and that is keeping poor people in their place.”

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Trevor Noah attends the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)