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ACLU: Irregular Georgia Voter Purges Akin to ‘Jim Crow Voter Suppression’

“Sending out confusing and intimidating Purge Notices in an irresponsible and unlawful manner has the effect, if not the purpose, of making it harder for Georgia voters... to exercise their fundamental right to vote," said Sean Young, legal director of ACLU of Georgia. The post ACLU: Irregular Georgia Voter Purges Akin to ‘Jim Crow Voter Suppression’ appeared first on Rewire.

The Jim Crow Law Stopping African Americans From Voting in 2017

Since 2016, 15 percent of the black voting population had been barred from the polls. The GOP secretary of state doesn’t want to tell anyone that they may be able to vote again.

Sole mates: Syrian refugee bonds with shoe-repair owner from Jim Crow South

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Clarence Howell says Bassam Osman, a Syrian refugee, reminded him of his own journey from rural Georgia.        

Economic Integration in Dallas

Even as the white supremacists who now occupy Washington try to turn back the clock to the Jim Crow Era, new efforts to integrate schools are underway in Dallas: Rather than admit students by grades, test scores or auditions, which tends to turn schools into enclaves of affluence, these schools admit them by lottery, with no admissions standards. Show More Summary

Tennessee weighs commission to examine Jim Crow brutality

Charlie Morris vividly recalls his brother's murder. Jesse Lee Bond was a sharecropper in Shelby County. Suspicious because his harvests never seemed to cover his debts, in the spring of … Click to Continue »

Mike's Blog Round Up

Mock, Paper, Scissors pens a letter to Trump's Republican "marks." Joe.My.God. discusses the Virginia Mass Shooting blame-game. Madness & Reality argues that environmental racism is the new Jim Crow. And The Big Bad Bald Bastard welcomes...Show More Summary

"I Was a Negro in the South for 30 Days" – How Journalist Ray Sprigle Exposed Jim Crow in 1940s America

In 1948, a white man’s account of being Black in the segregated south was published. Ray Sprigle a white reporter with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette set out to document his experiences of being Black in “Jim Crow” South.Sprigle, a full-blooded...Show More Summary

Black Detroit: How African Americans Shape the Motor City

'The city of Detroit is growing again, but it's more of a gradual growth these days. It's quite a contrast from the budding days of Motor City, when millions of African Americans fled to escape Jim Crow restrictions in the South. Author...Show More Summary

Robert E. Lee Monuments Are Symbols of Neo-Confederacy, Not the Confederacy

Monuments that went up to celebrate the white supremacist triumph in successfully setting up Jim Crow should come down now.

Vann R. Newkirk II: Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow

'Communities of color face disproportionate rates of natural disaster and environmental harm. Staff writer Vann R. Newkirk II argues that discrimination in public planning is to blame. “Pollution and the risk of disaster are assigned to black and brown communities through generations of discrimination and political neglect,” says Newkirk II. Show More Summary

States Give Trump The Finger, Form United States Climate Alliance

"States rights" is a simple term fraught with grave political overtones in America. It's not a stretch to say the Civil War was about states rights. The Jim Crow laws that followed were about states rights. Now, as a result of the decision...Show More Summary

Mugshot of a teenage girl arrested for protesting segregation, Mississippi, 1961

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland might seem like an unlikely civil rights hero: a white teenage girl with a conservative upbringing in Arlington, Virginia, during the Jim Crow era of segregation. The 1961 police photographs of Joan Mulholland at age 19 after she was arrested for trying to end segregation in the South. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Racism is alive and well in Mississippi and instant karma

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Then and now: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Fleeing from swastikas in Germany to HBCUs in the Jim Crow south, by   Denise Oliver Velez Why many are willing to ignore Trump-Russia, by   David Akadjian Donald...Show More Summary

Sally Yates compares Trump’s Muslim ban to Jim Crow

2 months agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

"I had an obligation to also protect the integrity of the Department of Justice."

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag | Brent Staples

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag | Brent Staples: Brent Staples makes a compelling case for Jim Crow as the inspiration for Hitler’s Nazi policies: Hitler drew a similar, more sinister comparison in “Mein Kampf.” He describes...Show More Summary

Fleeing from swastikas in Germany, they found refuge at HBCUs in the Jim Crow south

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

With the news that the orange ignoramus in the White House recently questioned the constitutionality of federal funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and after Bethune-Cookman University students stood and...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Russian spaceflight chief throws shade on SpaceX moontrip; Maddow's ratings soar

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Taxcutiva: • What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … They fled from swastikas in Germany to HBCUs in the Jim Crow south, by Denise Oliver Velez Why many are willing to ignore Trump-Russia, by David Akadjian Donald...Show More Summary

Jordan Peele to Produce New Jim Crow Horror Series for HBO

'Get Out' writer/director Jordan Peele will produce a new HBO series. Continue reading…

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