Biden: Georgia law is ‘Jim Crow for 21st Century’

Biden: Georgia law is ‘Jim Crow for 21st Century’
President Biden on Friday sharply criticized a new restrictive voting law passed in Georgia, accusing Republicans of the state of rushing to enact an “un-American law to deny people the right to vote.”

“This law, like so many others being pursued by Republicans in statehouses across the country, is a blatant attack on the Constitution and good conscience,” Biden said in a statement issued by the White House Friday afternoon.
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Categories: Good governance, Racism

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  1. US President Joe Biden has likened a new voting law in the state of Georgia to racist policies of the 20th Century US South, calling it an “atrocity”.

    The law adds restrictions to voting that Mr Biden said disproportionately targeted black Americans.

    Republicans say they are streamlining voting procedures and trying to restore confidence in the election system.

    The president called the law “Jim Crow in the 21st Century” and “a blatant attack on the Constitution”.

    Jim Crow refers to the 19th and 20th Century laws that enforced racial segregation in the South.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56546480

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