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Are We Returning to Jim Crow?

A photograph of an African American child using a water fountain, the tree next to the fountain has a sign attached that reads ‘Colored’ in order to enforce Jim Crow laws, the water fountain is part of the county courthouse property, Halifax, North Carolina, 1938. From the New York Public Library. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

I wrote a commentary on The Root about the Justice Department’s decision to go after affirmative action admissions at colleges and universities, and how this is the long-con that will lead us to a return of Jim Crow.

Since his inauguration, Trump, and those in his administration, have shown that they mean to make good on their promise to bring white supremacy back to the forefront. Every policy decision is cloaked—and coded—in the dismantling of everything that has helped give marginalized people even the smallest leg up in a society that is stacked against them in the first place.

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Donald Trump Wouldn’t Have Appointed Jeff Sessions If He Had Known He Was a Mark Ass Buster

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U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images)

Where are your president’s handlers when he needs them? Does he even have handlers? Is there anyone in the White House that is in charge of making sure he doesn’t say stupid stuff to the media he is so critical of? Apparently not, because this latest thing is a doozy.

Read “BIG MAD: Trump Says He Never Would Have Appointed Sessions If He Had Known He Wouldn’t Have His Back With That Whole Russia Thing

Jeff Sessions Just Made It OK For Police to Take Your Property Even If You Haven’t Been Charged With a Crime

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting the controversial “adoptive forfeiture” program, which allows local police departments and law enforcement agencies to seize the property of people suspected of a crime, even if they haven’t been charged with or convicted of one.

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Jeff Sessions Has Had It – Threatens to Quit His Job

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rumor has it that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had about enough of your president, and he’s threatening to quit his job and go back to Alabama where he doesn’t have to put up with shit like this. My fingers are crossed that this is indeed happening so that we don’t have to put up with anymore of Jeff Sessions’ bullshit either. It’s way past time for him to go.

 

Read – Fingers Crossed: Jeff Sessions Threatens to Quit As Tension With Trump Escalates

Democratic Senators Have Asked the FBI 3 Times to Investigate Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.)  and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have made three separate requests to the FBI to have U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions investigated amid concerns that he perjured himself when questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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