Sunday, March 8, 2015

Jim Crow was unadulterated racism. Voter ID laws are not. exposes the Democrats desperate attempt to conlfate the Jim Crow laws of the 1800's and early 1900's with the Republican Party's attempt to push voter ID laws.       



While laws to restrict voting were an important part of the system of Jim Crow, they were just one part, said James C. Cobb, a University of Georgia historian and author of several books on the South, including The Brown Decision, Jim Crow, And Southern Identity. Legalized discrimination in the South ran the gamut from separate hotels and buses to to unequal schools to separate water fountains.

Today, invoking the term Jim Crow in a policy debate seems like an unnecessarily broad -- not to mention provocative -- way for Wasserman Schultz to make her case against voter ID laws.

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My view: Most people understand voter-ID laws -- they don't  fully grasp curtailing early voting, shortening voting hours, killing Sunday voting, etc.