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CAIR Ga. Murtaza Khwaja
“Jim Crow! Jim Crow!” These words from a bygone era were directed at a group of Black female legislators by one of their white male colleagues during Georgia’s ongoing legislative session. Jim Crow, state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the post-Reconstruction American South, may have once been a remnant of the Democratic Party but now appears synonymous with the modern-day Republican Party.
In the wake of Trump’s unprecedented refusal to concede the 2020 presidential election to Biden, Republicans in state legislatures across the country introduced over two hundred fifty bills to restrict voting access. In direct response to the historic voter turnout of the 2020 election, these Republican-sponsored bills would disenfranchise millions of Black and minority voters throughout America. Here in Georgia, there have been over fifty voter suppression bills introduced in this legislative session alone. Most notable among these are House Bill 531 and Senate Bill 241.
Full Article: Khabar: Opinion: Jim Crow on My Mind