Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Over Morning Coffee

Raising the specter of Jim Crow for political gain

The Jim Crow era was a time of bigotry, segregation and terror for Southern blacks who were subjected to all forms of humiliation and ostracized from society. They were disenfranchised by poll taxes, literacy tests and other unobtainable requirements. It was a dark and shameful period in our history.

Today, the radical left is raising the specter of Jim Crow to denounce recent voting reforms made by the Georgia Legislature, claiming the new law will disqualify minority voters. This either shows an appalling lack of knowledge about American history, or it deliberately twists the facts for polit...