The TMC 2022 roundups: Voting rights
White backlash to the Voting Rights Act led Southern states to imprison more Black people.
When it’s harder to vote, Black and Brown voters, disabled voters, and low-income voters get shut out.
After Reconstruction, state legislatures manipulated more than 1,300 county borders. That helped Southern white supremacists suppress and erase the Black vote, my research finds.
For decades, a small, intensely committed Senate minority was able to use Senate rules to block change and maintain the Jim Crow system in the South
Since Shelby County v. Holder ended ‘preclearance’ protections, states have had more leeway to make voting more difficult
Douglass foresaw three possible paths for an irreconcilably divided U.S. Which will it take this time?
History suggests that the walkout could succeed, but only if Texas Democrats are willing to suffer some significant political pain
Black voters’ greater determination to vote — despite longer lines — may influence election results
That will alert far more ordinary citizens to concerns about voter suppression
Think of Michigan officials taking over Flint’s water supply
We know from his own writings that McConnell is aware of the filibuster’s ‘racial history’
For two and a half centuries, people have justified Black disenfranchisement in the name of ‘unity’
From defending slavery to protecting segregation, the filibuster has been heavily used to block civil rights
State legislatures have introduced more than 250 bills to limit access to voting
Democracies where women got to vote went to war less and spent more on health and education
A death penalty opponent demonstrates outside the U.S. Penitentiary in
Will he invest in building up a strong Democratic Party?
That includes plenty of Republicans with college educations
As in 1877, the U.S. has to decide whether it wants to be a multi-racial democracy
From Fannie Lou Hamer to Stacey Abrams.
A rich body of research finds major events can create sustained changes in attitudes
Here’s the history to this shift.
Here’s how our new study measured this under-acknowledged form of racism.
What doesn’t? Making an analogy to Germany’s ban on Nazi symbols.
People are risking more to protest during a pandemic. That matters.
As in the mid-1960s, peaceful protests drove news coverage and woke up the public
Local governments are often banned from removing them
Even under Jim Crow, most whites thought that blacks were treated fairly.
His ‘gaffe’ was an example of racial distancing — which does win over some white voters.
He may not realize it, but that boozy politesse grew from Southern politicians’ need to work across party lines to keep civil rights at bay.
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In a remarkable exchange with the press Tuesday about the
At the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend,
Last week, President Trump announced via Twitter that, after “consultation
http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/the-first-100-days/2017/04/27/84533bc2-2b48-11e7-9081-f5405f56d3e4_video.html In early 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the now-famous
Americans celebrate both Black History Month and presidential leadership in
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Slate columnist Jamelle Bouie writes: Nearly twice as many whites
Prominent journalist Marc Ambinder is leaving Washington for Los Angeles.
Political scientist Sidney Tarrow: Both the civil rights movement and
Andrew Sullivan runs the following "smart observations" from Publius at