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  • The Movement for Justice Will Not Be Deterred

    Jesse Jackson, Columnist|Aug 5, 2021

    The right-wing majority on the Supreme Court just undercut the Voting Rights Act again. Having gutted the section that required pre-approval of state voting laws to protect the rights of minorities to vote in Shelby v. Holder, Republican-appointed justices now have castrated the backup clause — Section 2 — which bans racial discrimination in election practices in Brnovich v. DNC. The result will open the floodgates even further to the wave of partisan laws that Republicans are pushing in states across the country to suppress the votes of Afr...

  • The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

    Jesse Jackson, Founder of Operation PUSH|May 28, 2020

    Sunday, May 17, marked the 66th anniversary of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown vs. the Board of Education. The Brown decision addressed consolidated issues from four different cases - in Kansas, South Carolina, Delaware and Virginia - involving racial segregation. The unanimous opinion of the Court was written by Earl Warren, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower's newly appointed chief justice. The Court declared that forced segregation of children in public schools violated... Full story