Georgia Is Ground Zero for the GOP’s Jim Crow Renaissance
Black voters took control of the state in the recent Senate elections. Now the backlash has arrived.
“This is how whiteness fights back. Not through fair elections or reimagined policies that work best for the most people, but through anti-Blackness. Violence. Misinformation. Authoritarianism. It’s been the recipe for suppression for so long that it’s as exhausting as it is painful. This is how the rest of the South maintained its redness despite the actual makeup of its states’ respective populations. This is how they think they will win.
But if these last few months — and the decades and centuries that preceded them — have shown us, it’s that we will always find a way to overcome. Even when we wish we didn’t have to anymore.” — David Dennis, Jr.
Read Dennis’ essay in its entirety below.