. Texas GOP Say Don’t Call Them Racist As They Pass Voter Suppression Bill « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/Texas Republicans asked their Democratic colleagues to please not call them racist on Thursday—then pushed forward a voting suppression bill aimed squarely at making it harder for Black and Hispanic urban voters to cast their ballots. “The chair would appreciate members not using the word ‘racism’ this afternoon,” Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan said as the legislature kicked off debate on the contentious bill. But in the eyes of Democrats and civil rights groups, that’s exactly what this legislation is.

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