Category Archives: Jim Crow laws

Open Thread | A Supreme Court That Wants to Usher in Jim Crow II Voter Suppression

The worst court on Voting Rights since Taney.😠😠   We are fighting against the most concerted state-based effort to undermine Black voting strength since the Civil Rights Mvmt. And in that context, the Supreme Court has again, & w/abandon, shredded … Continue reading

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Open Thread | So…They Had a Hearing About the New Jim Crow..

And the GQP decided to try and question Stacey Abrams about it. As well as others. It did not go well.   Republican Senator John Cornyn: So you believe that the GA legislature made deliberate attempts to suppress the minority … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Jim Crow Is Back With A Vengeance In Georgia😠😠

Well, Jim Crow-2021 Version, came to Georgia.😠😠😠   Breaking: Georgia Republicans passed restrictive new changes to the state election process. The new law will limit early voting and add additional voter ID requirements to mail voting. We're breaking down the … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Faulkner Wrote It Well

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. This entire thread is much Truth. So much Black history, really isn’t history, because so many people alive today experienced it.   This is amazing content. It hits differently when you … Continue reading

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Open Thread | A Point About the GOP That Should Not Be Overlooked

This is an excellent thread by Steve Schmidt. He breaks down what they did. How un-American it was, and why, from where I sit, I have no interest in “unity” with these traitors.😡😡   There is a profoundly important issue … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the national observance of the holiday celebrating the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you for all you did for this country, Dr. King.   A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate … Continue reading

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The National Lynching Memorial Opens In Alabama

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, stands high on a hillside overlooking downtown Montgomery, Ala. Beyond the buildings you can see the winding Alabama River and hear the distant whistle of a train — the nexus that … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | A Piece of History That All Should Know

I learn something new everyday. I had never heard of this American Hero. Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement January 15, 20187:00 AM ET In December 1955, after Rosa Parks refused … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Happy Birthday Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For all you did for us as a country.. You were a true patriot. A true believer in this country. The lives you changed are still happening. Your ripples are still moving through time. Thank you.

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Thursday Open Thread

The REAL monuments that tells America’s TRUE HISTORY. Thoughts on Confederate Statues from a Southern White Male Growing up in the South, I was told (and unfortunately believed) a number of things about the Confederacy. Of course, I heard the common … Continue reading

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