Jim Crow

Racist Relic Caught Creeping Into New Texas Voter Suppression Bill

Racist Relic Caught Creeping Into New Texas Voter Suppression Bill

Rachel Maddow looks back at how the phrase "purity of the ballot box" in the Texas constitution was used as the basis for excluding Black Americans from all-white primaries, and shares video of Texas State Rep. Rafael Anchía calling out Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain, Republican chair of the Texas State House Elections Committee, for including that phrase in the new Texas voter suppression bill.
Ossoff: GA Is Ready To Move Past 'James Crow, Esquire’

Ossoff: GA Is Ready To Move Past 'James Crow, Esquire’

Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff blasted Georgia’s voter suppression efforts as a dressed-up version of Jim Crow. But he feels confident the “old playbook” of racism pushed by his opponent, Sen. David Perdue, “doesn’t work here any more.”