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What Houston's HERO Defeat Has In Common With Jim Crow

What Houston's HERO Defeat Has In Common With Jim Crow

Houston voters recently overturned HERO , the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which sought to create protections against discrimination in 15 categories, including sexual orientation and gender identity. In the weeks leading up the election, the ..., 1 week ago
How HERO's Defeat Echoes Jim Crow, 1 week ago

Voter ID Laws and the Ghosts of Jim Crow

The basic contours of the public discourse on voter ID laws are fairly clear. In-person voting fraud is rare . As Judge Richard Posner has concluded, restrictive voter ID laws are mainly the product of Republican legislatures targeting ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago

African American Poetry in the Age of the New Jim Crow

Here's a new collection of in-your-face poetry by Reginald Dwayne Betts that comes highly recommended by the likes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the renowned Harvard Professor, and Patricia Smith, the four-time National Poetry Slam winner. "Bastards ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago

Meet the South's latest Confederate-flag loving jackass: Elected official says It has nothing to do with race or anything

Never mind the recent racially motivated mass murders in North Charleston, much less the uncomfortable legacy of Jim Crow that the Confederate flag still conjures up in many Americans minds. Buddy Randolph remained unconcerned when the local ...
 Salon1 month ago

Clinton: Alabama voting restrictions 'a blast from the Jim Crow past'

Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pictured here on Tuesday, March 3, has become one of the most powerful people in Washington. Here's a look at her life and career through the years. Hide ...
 CNN1 month ago Hillary Clinton: Alabama Voter ID Law A Blast from The Jim Crow Past  Breitbart.com1 month ago The best GIF and Vine reactions to the debate  CNN1 month ago Hillary handlers fear 'serious meltdown' in debate  WorldNetDaily1 month ago
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Mark Zuckerberg visits San Quentin prison, says criminal justice system 'isn't working'

Inspired by the book The New Jim Crow which he read earlier this year , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited California's San Quentin State PrisonTuesday afternoon. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, a law professor and civil rights ...
 Business Insider Australia1 month ago Mark Zuckerberg visits San Quentin: 'We can't jail our way to a just society'  Washington Post1 month ago Zuckerberg gives thumbs up to San Quentin's rehabilitation efforts  California, State of1 month ago

Hang My Chad in the Jim Crow North

Hillary Clinton, speaking to the local NAACP branch in Charleston, South Carolina, has implied that Bernie Sanders is a racist. "There are some who say that it is an urban problem," opined Hillary regarding Bernie's distinctions between Vermont ...
 Daily Kos3 weeks ago Hillary Clinton Compares Alabama's Republican Voting Laws To Jim Crow Laws  Hngn.com1 month ago Hillary Clinton's Jim Crow Remark Sparks Controversy: Hillary Slams Alabama Republicans For Closing Driver's License Offices  Inquisitr1 month ago Hillary Clinton & Jim Crow laws of black oppression used in speech  Examiner.com1 month ago

Supreme Court To Hear One Of The Most Egregious Jury Discrimination Cases Since Jim Crow

 ThinkProgress3 weeks ago Citizens United's Legal Roots Lie in the Jim Crow Supreme Court  The New Republic Online1 month ago On the wrong side of history? 7 cases to consider  CNN1 month ago Top U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Fast Facts  1070wapi.com2 months ago
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This Florida Park Was an Oasis for Black Americans During Jim Crow

Posing in their swimsuits in an advertisement for Paradise Park are (left to right) Ida Lee Donaldson, unknown, Susie Long, Alma Jacobs, Patricia Bright, and Ernestine Stevenson, 1950. Photo by Bruce Mozert. By permission of Bruce Mozert. Courtesy ...
 Slate Magazine2 months ago

President Obama has been a cottage industry for racist imagery and racist memorabilia: Why Understanding Jim Crow is

Salon talks to David Pilgrim, human rights activist and founder of the Jim Crow Museum collection of… Scott Timberg The language and images are hard to take a black man with enormous lips eating a watermelon. Black women in exaggerated ...
 MyInforms1 week ago "President Obama has been a cottage industry for racist imagery and racist memorabilia": Why understanding the history of Jim Crow is still essential  E-Servicis.com1 week ago
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