Category: Civil Rights

Politics at its Worst

On this day in 1856, the caning of abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner (R-MA) is administered on the floor of the United States Senate at the hands of Rep. Preston Brooks (D-SC); it would be three years before Sumner could return to the chamber. The beating nearly killed Sumner and drew a sharply polarized response from […]

Maddow: If You Want To Vote In Texas, It Will Help To Be White (VIDEO)

Using the great state of Texas as a test case, Rachel Maddow excoriated the GOP’s voter suppression efforts ahead of future elections. Maddow goes to great lengths to expose the motivations and machinations behind the thrust to make it harder for people to work. Well, not people, per se, but non-white people. Using the minority […]