Worse than Jim Crow

Think Progress‘ Ian Millhiser reported that:

Earlier this week, the state of Tennessee denied Dorothy Cooper, a 96 year-old African-American, the voter ID she is now required to produce in order to vote at her polling place — citing her inability to produce her marriage certificate. Cooper voted in every election but one since she became eligible to vote, including many elections during the Jim Crow Era.

Indeed, in an interview yesterday with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, Cooper explained that Tennessee’s new voter suppression law did more to keep her from voting than anything she experienced during Jim Crow….

One Response to Worse than Jim Crow

  1. Pingback: Voter ID Laws: Their proponents should have to answer for the ugly history of Jim Crow. – Slate Magazine | Odds and Ends: Pit's Complete Waste of Bandwidth

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