Voting Rights Act of 1965

The (GOP-Driven) Decline of Black Power in the South . . .

“He who controls redistricting can control Congress.” —Karl Rove, “The GOP Targets State Legislatures,” The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2010 “I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president [1948] we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if...

A Return to Literacy Tests? Take This.

How Many White Folks Does It Take to Pass a Jim Crow ‘Brain-Teaser’? With the Supreme Court’s June 25 decision in Shelby County v. Holder overturning Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and with Republican Jim Crow re-enactors “free at last” to get their electoral racism on, will the United States see a return […]