On Thursday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a viciously anti-voter regulation that may, amongst different issues, penalize folks for merely handing out water or snacks to folks ready in hours-long traces. (Traces which can be lengthy by design.) In truth, the invoice is so blatantly designed to suppress the vote in Georgia that it contains practically 100 pages of recent voter restrictions.
There isn’t any query these restrictions are racist in nature, from the primary to the final. As Nsé Ufot of The New Georgia Challenge informed Kos and Kerry Eleveld on an episode of The Temporary, this invoice and others like them are a “whitelash” response to the success of Stacey Abrams, The New Georgia Challenge, Honest Struggle, and the campaigns of Sens. Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
As unhealthy as this invoice is, there’s one other sinister factor to this invoice signing, which passed off as six white males seemed over the shoulder of Kemp. Philadephia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch observed the portray behind Kemp and rattled off a Twitter thread in regards to the historic significance of that portray and the plantation depicted in it. Buckle up, of us—that is going to be infuriating.