Emily Schwartz and William A. Collins

Emily Schwartz and William A. Collins

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The Emergence of a New Jim Crow System

Blocking health care coverage for millions of Americans

" Remember that inspiring 50th birthday party for the March on Washington at the end of the summer? Unfortunately, those moving speeches didn’t slow the emergence of a new Jim Crow system. The Supreme Court kicked off its celebration of the occasion a month early by gutting the Voting Rights Act. Then, several states then showed their disrespect for the eternal power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech by passing new laws making it harder for black Americans to vote." --Emily Scwartz and William A. Collins