It appears that President Joe Biden didn’t repeatedly”misspeak” as indicated on CNN. Yesterday, Biden did not fix his false claims concerning the Georgia election law but doubled down which the law is a”Jim Crow law” Indeedhe has repeatedly said it is worse,”Jim Crow on steroids” That is why yesterday’s press conference (using only three questions) transferred from the inaccurate to the incoherent. Biden is currently saying that Georgia is still a Jim Crow state with laws worse compared to the segregationist laws following the Civil War. However, he’s stating that it is ok to play the Experts in the state (and for CBS to take the Experts ) following encouraging a boycott of baseball. In determining whether to do business in exactly what Biden calls a”Jim Crow” state, Biden announced”That is up to the Experts.”
The press has not had any obvious inclination or (in the case of Fox News) an opportunity to ask Biden to get a full response on the Georgia law is much significantly worse compared to the Jim Crow laws. As previously mentioned, countries like Colorado have voter identification provisions and a number of the exact terms as Georgia. One would think that, provided Biden’s widely discredited comments on the shift in voting hours, the media would press Biden on an answer. That is only true when the media wanted this answer.
Jim Crow laws were also a”cradle to grave system of racial segregation.” The Condition of Afro-American History: Past, Present and Future 60 (Darline Clark Hine ed., 1986). Those laws embodied different textbooks, separate schools, separate seats, separate access, and a broad variety of restrictions that handled African Americans to second-class citizens. That surely included barriers on unemployment.
To state that the Georgia law is much worse compared to a Jim Crow law is a frightening conclusion in the sitting president and worthy of excuse. The two previous examples given by President Biden are discredited about voting hours and access to water for those waiting in line. Additionally, other”blue” states have the exact provisions and a huge majority of Americans encourage voter identification law, including the vast majority of Democrats.
Back in Colorado, the terms are mainly the same. The huge difference is that Colorado sends out absentee ballots mechanically where Georgia (like other countries ) has citizens request the ballots. That surely can make a difference in voting turnout for absentee voters but it would not appear to justify one state being called progressive state along with also a Jim Crow nation.
In his press conference, Biden took another place on the golf tournament compared to the baseball All-Star match. Instead of encouraging the boycott for golfing, he said that it was up to companies. He said”[I]t will be reassuring to note that for-profit operations and Companies are talking up about how these new Jim Crow laws that are just antithetical to that we are.”
The actual loss from this protective press cocoon is the opportunity to have a discussion on race and unemployment. As opposed to repeatedly casting around the tag of Jim Crow,” Biden could explain why he considers Georgia is outside any sensible (if different) approach compared to other states like Delaware, New York or even Colorado. Indeed, no one appears eager to have this debate in the media. The coverage is as trivial as a soundbite. The Georgia law is currently a Jim Crow law by pure repetition rather than any excuse in the coverage. Considering the dreadful history of Jim Crow, such a claim warrants excuse — not just use as a handy slogan or political attack.
1 obvious issue is why there is a gap between baseball and golf in regards to anti-racism boycotts. If Georgia is back to being a Jim Crow country along with also a baseball boycott is justified, why does Biden awarded the Experts a mulligan?
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