I know, I know. Racism in Alabama….shocking!!! But this is a smidge different because the lawmakers are trying to be LESS racist at the moment. The Senate just passed a new resolution to rework the state’s constitution in order to eliminate references to Jim Crow, segregation laws, and race altogether.
The legislation passed in a 22-9 vote, with all Republicans voting in favor after an all-night session, said Republican Senator Jabo Waggoner.
The proposed amendment would eliminate language that calls for separate schools for black and white students and poll taxes, the latter generally viewed as instituted to keep black residents from voting.
“Even though federal laws nullify these old wordings, it remains a black eye on the state,” said Cam Ward, another Republican senator. (cont.)
**blink**……….**blinkblink** Who are these 9 Democrats who voted against??? In conclusion: Still staying the heck outta Alabama, thanks.
Who are these 9 Democrats who voted against???
In conclusion: Still staying the heck outta Alabama, thanks.