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One of my hobbyhorses is that the way we talk about race and racial in this problems actually erases the struggles of Native, Asian, and, to a lesser extent perhaps, Latino people because the dialogue is so terms of black-white relations. This erasure very much includes how it talked about on the left. When a […]
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1901? Could be 1898 Soon

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On November 3, 2016
North Carolina’s nakedly racist voter suppression program reminds a judge of 1901. North Carolina’s process for challenging voters’ registration seems to harken to a bygone era when fewer safeguards were in place, a federal judge said Wednesday as she presided over a lawsuit that alleges voters are being purged unfairly. Lawyers for North Carolina countered […]
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Who is having trouble registering to vote under the new Texas voter ID law? None other than former Speaker of the House Jim Wright. Now 90, he doesn’t have a valid driver’s license. So his voter registration attempt was denied. He’ll work it out because he’s Jim Wright. But what about all the older people […]
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