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Republicans seek to frustrate voters’ wishes to preserve white privilege – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Power-hungry Republicans seek to frustrate voters’ wishes, preserve white privilege

 — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Donald Trump did not start the ugly politics of the past few years. The spiteful and destructive partisanship is the creation of other white men – and women – as seen in Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin, where Republican lawmakers have moved to curb the powers of incoming governors and attorneys general.

The Huffington Post’s Paul  Blumenthal sees a parallel to the actions of the then Democratic party after Reconstruction: “Southern Democrats calling themselves ‘Redeemers’ seized power in former Confederate states, often by violence, and ended black political power and freedom by imposing mandatory work laws that reinstituted slavery in all but name and gutting voting rights, among many other terrible things. The democratic backsliding that re-imposed white supremacy and one-party rule lasted for more than half a century.”         Continue reading

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