Tag: Jim Crow

voter restriction

Florida Follows Georgia’s Lead, Approves Racist Anti-Voter Restrictions Aimed Primarily at Democrats and People of Color

Not content with letting Georgia be the only state in the South demonized for its bigoted and racist attacks on voter rights, Florida has jumped into the fray in issuing its own series of new and highly controversial “Jim Crow-esque” anti-voting restrictions aimed specifically at disenfranchising Democrats and voters of…

John Lewis Should 'Thank' White Men for Civil Rights, Says Maine Gov.

Civil rights leader John Lewis has white men to thank for the civil rights advancements Black Americans have seen, according to Maine Gov. Paul LePage. “How about John Lewis last week, criticizing the president,” he said during an interview with Maine radio station WVOM. “You know, I will just say…

'Separate But Equal' Same-Gender Marriage Parallels Racist Jim Crow Laws

The Supreme Court appears much closer to ending the federal Defense of Marriage Act than overturning California’s Proposition 8 and interfering with state’s rights. What’s the difference and how are parallels to racism and Jim Crow influencing the case Separate But Equal ‘Full & Skim-Milk Marriages’ The Supreme Court’s stance…