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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

For the Benefit of White Men and Their Posterity Forever, and None Others

This week saw sordid history circle back on itself when all 50 stunningly hypocritical GOP Senate goons - the clan that's launched a massive assault on voting rights - refused to even debate a bill to protect voting rights, using the same bogus, tired rhetoric they've used before to cling to white power. In the 1950s they were blocking civil rights laws. In the 1850s, they were excusing slavery, blithely defending a "government established on the white basis, (made) by white men." The only change: Then, they were at least forthright enough to say the quiet, vile, racist parts out loud.

Abby Zimet, Further columnist · Jun 23, 2021

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