Friday, November 2, 2012

Alabama Simmers Before Vote on Its Constitution’s Racist Language

New York Times
Campbell Robertson

"If a constitution is a deal between a government and its people, few people have been swindled quite as flagrantly as the black residents of rural Alabama in 1901. Not only was the State Constitution written that year with the primary goal of disenfranchising them, but their votes were almost certainly stolen to adopt it."

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