Trump has been making overtures to African-American voters on criminal justice. But it turns out that’s just on TV.
Kali Holloway is the Director of the Make It Right Project, a new national campaign to take down Confederate monuments and tell the truth about history. Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Guardian, TIME, AlterNet, Truthdig, Huffington Post, The National Memo, Jezebel, Raw Story and numerous other outlets.
Each of those millions of illegal searches caused untold public humiliation, an outcome that’s baked into the policy.
As the mostly white Democratic candidates on stage in a very white state focused on their appeals to voters of color, he again struggled to explain his record or his vision.
As he ran for president, Trump—who'd courted athletes as a casino owner and TV personality—realized the appeal to his fans of telling rich young black men to know their place.
If there was ever a case for hating the messenger, not the message, this would be it.
Today, the state that lynched the most African-Americans now locks up its black citizens.
The detective caught lying to get an innocent man locked up for 10 years was sentenced to one day, already served.
Virginia’s Heritage Law has done over a century of heavy lifting for racist zealots. A new law would change that.
In 2006, McConnell saw the Voting Rights Act as “a way to commit ourselves to the American Dream.” In 2019, he saw a “radical, half-baked socialist proposal” unworthy of a vote.
The Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy marched for decades without a peep from public officials. Just asking about that was enough for two towns to cancel Christmas parades.