An ideological Jim Crow has emerged in the nation whereby those who voted for Trump are called to collective silence while those who oppose Trump stand, lecture, and judge.
After bringing up Jim Crow laws at a house committee hearing, the Missouri NAACP president was stopped from testifying further. The post Missouri GOP Legislator Silences NAACP Leader Opposing Workplace Discrimination Bill appeared first on Rewire.
Emmy-nominated actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox thinks there’s something very similar about today’s anti-trans bathroom bills and the Jim Crow era bathroom rules that people of color were up against. While appearing on both...Show More Summary
How one journalist became black to investigate segregation and what that means today
To the editor: I’ve been waiting for someone to tell the truth about President Trump. Finally, Adam Johnson said what I’ve been saying for months, even before Nov. 8. (“Stop comparing Trump to foreign leaders. He’s a distinctly American phenomenon,” Opinion, Feb. 10) Despite not having one grandparent...
The reason Democrats know so much about Jim Crow laws is that they wrote them.
Participants in Project Growth help plant turnip seed. Photo by Jonah Vitale-Wolff “Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow” If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land. Show More Summary
The new governor of South Carolina seems nice. S.C. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster will take his membership in the all-white Forest Lake Club with him to the Governor’s Mansion. A pair of Democrats say the state’s next Republican governor must quit that membership to truly represent all of South Carolina. However, a Republican in the […]
In his final press conference, President Obama linked current efforts to "restrict the franchise" of voting from many Americans back to the country's "legacy of slavery" and Jim Crow laws. " We are the only country in the advanced world that makes it harder to vote rather than easier," the president said from the White House briefing room. Show More Summary
President Obama offered a reminder of the racist history behind some U.S. voting restrictions.
After highlighting that this stems from Jim Crow, the outgoing president then railed against the argument that there is widespread voter fraud that needs to be stopped.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday he believes that efforts to make it more difficult to vote in the United States are an extension of the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws. “There is an ugly history to that that we should not be shy about talking about,” Obama said during his final news conference. Show More Summary
I find Dinesh D’Souza so confusing. The man clearly wants to return to the Jim Crow years. Or even slavery. But why does he think that if that was to happen, he wouldn’t be affected by it? Here is D’Souza on slavery: Recently convicted felon and conservative columnist Dinesh D’Souza’s book, “The End of Racism,” […]
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In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Brown v. Board of Education which overturned Jim Crow racial segregation in the public schools. That mattered little in most of the country when white privilege was normalized, and white supremacy went unchallenged. Black people had no real say. Whites controlled most everything, as they still […]
Visitors to Durham, North Carolina, may see an unfamiliar face in the murals painted on walls throughout the city by Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life, a collaborative public art project led by artist Brett Cook. It is theShow More Summary
What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Pauli Murray: The Episcopal Saint who fought Jim and Jane Crow, by Denise Oliver Velez Using populist Trump against GOP Trump, by David Akadjian Why Democrats need to speak with one voice on Obamacare, by Sher Watts Spooner Trump wants stop and frisk back? NYC shootings are lower than ever in 2016. Show More Summary
Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is De-Obamafication: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Pauli Murray: The Episcopal Saint who fought Jim and Jane Crow, by Denise Oliver Velez Using populist Trump against GOP Trump, by David Akadjian Why Democrats...Show More Summary
My great-grandmother, a stoic black woman made tough by Jim Crow, never cried. But on Nov. 4, 2008, her then-81-year-old eyes glistened as newly elected President Barack Obama delivered his victory speech in Chicago. “Where we are met...Show More Summary
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon cued up author Michael Higginbothum to claim that there was "racial amnesia" and a "Jim Crow mentality" around white voters being willing to vote for Donald Trump in spite of him using "a lot of racial rhetoric" in the campaign. Show More Summary