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Mississippi’s Ongoing Efforts to Disenfranchise Black Voters Feat. Arekia Bennett-Scott

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

Mississippi passed a bill to create an unelected court system in Jackson, a city with a Black population of over 80%, with judges appointed entirely by white state officials. Unfortunately, the proposed court system is just the tip of the iceberg in a state with a long history of undermining Black political power. We’re joined by Arekia Bennett-Scott, the executive director of Mississippi Votes and Mississippi Votes Action Fund, to discuss the history of anti-democratic legislation, the slew of bills targeting Jackson and what people can do to help.

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Related links:
Mississippi Continues To Deny Black Americans Political Power
Support Mississippi Votes
Sign the petition against HB 1020
The book Arekia mentions is Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lehmann

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