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Dress codes are the new 'whites only' signs

from The Hechinger Report (commentary)

Ever since enslaved blacks arrived on the shores of the English colony of Virginia in 1619, white legislators at various levels of government have designed laws to explicitly control and suppress black people. In 1857, in its Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court decided that black people were not citizens and did not have the right to sue in federal court. Our bondage continued even after the abolition of slavery in 1865: Southern states legislated black codes immediately after the Civil War, denying black people the right to vote and restricting their movement. In some municipalities, called "sundown towns," blacks were not allowed to enter after dark. more


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