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Federal court upholds Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi accused of disenfranchising Black voters
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Federal court upholds Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi accused of disenfranchising Black voters

A federal court has reportedly upheld a 132-year-old voting law in Mississippi believed to have been created to deny Black people their voting rights for a lifetime. The U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit came to that decision on Tuesday about a voting law established in 1890, citing the shared belief by the mostly right-leaning judges that Mississippi has implemented enough changes to override the racist nature of that law, reported Mississippi Free Press. The law at issue is a provision from 1890: Section 241 of the Mississippi Constitution, which disproportionately disenfranchised Black people, committed certain crimes -- although many were falsely accused. Some of those crimes included: arson, bigamy, bribery, burglary, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, per...
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Mob of White neighbors in Florida attack Black teen on camera

A group of White people were caught on camera attacking a Black teen in his car in Florida telling him he “don’t belong” in their neighborhood. The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday in Sanford. The 16-year-old boy (and later his father) recorded the incident and posted it on social media. One of the attackers threw a large rock that looked like a chunk of boulder into the boy’s car, smashing the back window while he was still inside. The neighbors stopped the boy while he was driving down the street by blocking it, then physically forced him out of the vehicle. At least one person could be seen on video standing on the sidewalk with a gun in hand. The group of mostly adults confronted the boy and tried to intimidate him. The boy’s father arrived at the scene later to talk with ...