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Obama calls notion of voting fraud 'fake news' in final press conference

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

Obama: Vote restrictions go back to Jim Crow

President Obama offered a reminder of the racist history behind some U.S. voting restrictions.

‘This is Fake News’: Obama Says ‘This Whole Notion of Voting Fraud’ Has Been ‘Disproved’

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

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.

Obama Says Voting Barriers Are Directly Linked To Jim Crow And Slavery

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

D’Souza

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,” […]

Michael Davis: Seduction Of The Not So Innocent.

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 […]

Pauli Murray: The Episcopal saint who fought Jim and Jane Crow

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

Open thread: Hitting rock bottom, propaganda and murder

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

Midday open thread: China plans huge investment in renewables; defending Earth against asteroids

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

Obama Is Black, But That Wasn't Enough

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

CNN Panel Frets 'Racial Amnesia,' 'Jim Crow Mentality' of Trump Voters

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

The N-Word is never appropriate (Guest Voice)

The N-Word is never appropriate by Jordan Cooper South Carolina Football lost to Clemson Football in the 2nd worst point spread in the history of the Palmetto Bowl. However, the rotten antics of the times of Jim Crow from the game in the Year of 1900 still are fouling the atmosphere of the rivalry between [...]Show More Summary

Was Your Vote Counted?

last monthNews : Truthdig

Voters at a polling station. (Flickr / Lindsay D’Addato) WASHINGTON, D.C.—“This is a Jim Crow election,” said Greg Palast, describing this year’s vote. The investigative reporter was in Washington, D.C., this week to petition the Department...Show More Summary

North Carolina Republicans plot legislative coup against democracy to usher in a new era of Jim Crow

Last month, Democrat Roy Cooper unseated Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, while Democrats also gained a majority on the state Supreme Court, breaking the Republican stranglehold on North Carolina’s state government. Now, though, Republicans...Show More Summary

Obama Rips Americans for Colonialism, and TV Host Trevor Noah Loves It

Barack Obama reminded Americans on Monday that the United States has "by no means" overcome the legacies of "slavery, Jim Crow, colonialism, and...

Obama Lectures Trump for “Flying Blind” w/o Intel Briefings – But SKIPPED HALF of His (VIDEO)

President Obama went on The Daily Show on Monday to lecture racist Americans on Jim Crow and colonialism. He also... The post Obama Lectures Trump for “Flying Blind” w/o Intel Briefings – But SKIPPED HALF of His (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Bitter Obama on Comedy Central: America “By No Means” Has Overcome Slavery, Jim Crow, Colonialism

Bitter failed President Barack Obama went on Comedy Central on Monday and slammed America good and hard for being a... The post Bitter Obama on Comedy Central: America “By No Means” Has Overcome Slavery, Jim Crow, Colonialism appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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