Feb 28, 2022
As Black History Month comes to a close, Mom and I sit down to discuss the ongoing attack on voting rights and voter suppression; we also unpack the history of who received access to the ballot and who didn't, particularly folks in BIPOC communities.
And we examine the denial of voting rights from a Biblical perspective, lifting up the prophet Isaiah's warning to the powerful rulers of his day: "Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people... (Isaiah 10:1-3).
Resources for Further Study -
- Read and meditate on Isaiah 10:1-3
- History of voting rights (source of information - The History Channel
- Listen to the testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer (civil rights and voting rights activist) who came before the Democratic National Convention in 1964.
- Connect with the Work of Carol Anderson and listen to her interview on Democracy Now (on Jan. 6, 2022) about the connection between voter suppression and white supremacy.
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