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Jim Crow

  1. republicans
    White Alabamians Are Doing It AgainRoy Moore, an accused child molester, is leading early polls in Alabama’s Republican primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate election.
  2. 2020 presidential election
    What Should Democrats Do When Trump Attacks Them Over Reparations?While Democrats should dispute lies about what they mean by reparations, they should not retreat from the moral reckoning the country needs.
  3. politics
    The Cruelty of Cindy Hyde-SmithCindy Hyde-Smith winked glibly at Mississippi’s brutal violence toward black people. Then, she got elected to Congress.
  4. politics
    Black Mississippi Deserves BetterCindy Hyde-Smith winked glibly at Mississippi’s brutal violence toward black people. Then, she got elected to Congress.
  5. 2018 midterms
    Mike Espy’s Quest to Make Southern History in Mississippi’s Senate RunoffIf he pulls off an upset against Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy would be the first African-American Democrat to win a Senate seat in the former Confederacy.
  6. No, Jeff Sessions, Separating Kids From Their Parents Isn’t ‘Biblical’Sessions uses a much-abused Bible quotation to justify his immigration policies against religious critics. He should not go there.
  7. An Initiative to Give Ex-Felons Voting Rights Could Remake F.L. Politics in 2020More than a million Floridians can’t vote because of felony criminal records. That could all change this November.
  8. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  9. John Kelly Is As Deluded About the Confederacy As Donald Trump IsThe wise, gray head who is supposed to be restraining Donald Trump seems as reactionary as his boss is on key matters of history and culture.
  10. Trump Joins the Neo-ConfederatesBy professing neutrality between those who support and oppose racial equality, Trump is joining the generations of pols who whitewashed Jim Crow.
  11. New Orleans Pulls Down a Monument to Post–Civil War White TerrorismThe fitting demolition of an edifice honoring post–Civil War resistance to black voting rights.
  12. 3 Reasons We Need a Reconstruction Memorial Right NowIn this era of renewed political and racial polarization, we need a reminder there are things worth fighting over until justice prevails.