As John Roberts begins his second decade as the chief justice, a number of Supreme Court rulings during his tenure are once more in the news, perhaps none more so than Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission. The 5-4 decision, which applied First Amendment guarantees of fre
Dorothy Height's career as an advocate for women's rights and racial equality spanned the Jim Crow Era and into the post-modern Civil Rights Movement.
A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.
During the dark days of Jim Crow, Florida, which had a higher number of lynchings per capita than any other state, was one of the most dangerous places in America for black people. But it was also home to Paradise Park, one of the rare...Show More Summary
Michelle Alexander has called the prison system The New Jim Crow for how it replicates the racial discrimination of the past. That’s only part of it though becuase a racist justice system combined with seeing prisoners as cheap labor means that black people are once again laboring against their will for nothing (or almost nothing) […]
If you want to understand Donald Trump, you have to understand the politics of the Jim Crow South. The post The 168 Year-Old, One-Eyed Racist That Explains The Rise Of Donald Trump appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Without the philanthropy of Julius Rosenwald in the Jim Crow South, “We would have had a different America,” says one of the talking heads in
While the world waits to see what Rowan County clerk Jim Crow Kim Davis will do when she returns to work Monday morning, she’s gone ahead with plans to sue the Governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, claiming his orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates her First Amendment rights. The Governor has already […]
Samantha Lachman reports for HuffPo. Murkowski explained why she decided to back the bill in a statement Thursday afternoon. “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 brought an end to the ugly Jim Crow period in American history. It is fundamentally important … Continue reading ?
At Aeon Ideas (under reconstruction for a few weeks), I wrote an essay about the morality of migration restrictions. I ended my essay with the following passage: If anti-immigration laws are unjust, is there a moral duty to obey anti-migration laws? The migrant has no more duty to obey modern anti-migration laws as the African-American […]
MY CONSUMPTION OF "THE NEWS" ON YESTERDAY(NOTE - The First Two Are Truthful Paraphrases Of On-Air Discussions) WAOK - THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY Black History Note: "While most of you all will be at a barbque cookout on Labor Day, thankful...Show More Summary
I am only one generation removed from the history of African American migrants who, between 1917 and 1970, travelled North seeking economic opportunity, education, and respite from the strictures of Jim Crow South.
(Scott Johnson) After John Walters wrote a Weekly Standard article on President Obama’s commutations of incarcerated drug offenders, I asked him to take a look at Michelle Alexander’s dreadful but influential book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Show More Summary
In the Jim Crow era of the 20th century, landowners would not sell beachfront property on the Gulf coast to black investors or even families. Blacks were restricted from visiting any beach- except one. In 1923, Bishop Robert E. Jones...Show More Summary
In the context of the past year’s tensions over police violence, the story of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge book club—11 women, 10 of them African American and one white, ranging in age from 39-85—whose members were ejected from the Napa Valley Wine Train for being “too loud,” may not evoke the same level of outrage.
To American sensibilities, the Negev town of Dimona, Israel recalls the Jim Crow south. Throughout through the town of 33,000, racist graffiti can be seen in abundance on signs, walls and buildings. “Death to Arabs” is a common sight, and stickers promoting Lehava, the state-funded anti-miscegenation group, are posted around town.
The Voting Rights Act was signed into law 50 years ago to rectify a "clear and simple wrong." Throughout the Jim Crow South, African Americans were systematically denied their right to vote through tactics like literacy tests and poll taxes. Show More Summary
image credit You may know of Anita Pointer from The Pointer Sisters as the lead vocalist and writer for the iconic 1980s pop hit 'I’m So Excited.' But what you might not know is that she grew up experiencing Jim Crow segregation in the...Show More Summary
Investor's Business Daily published an Aug. 12 op-ed with the headline: "EPA Regulations Are 'Jim Crow' Laws Of 21st Century." The op-ed, written by a senior fellow at the oil-funded Heartland Institute, attacked the Environmental Protection...Show More Summary
Republicans have done more to undermine the Voting Rights Act in the last three years then all of the slings and arrows hurled at the law by the Jim Crow South. The post GOP Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act With Coded Call For More Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.