The Tennessee Republican state legislature moved to expel three Democrats today on false grounds, then ended up only expelling the two Black ones while failing to expel the white one. It’s one of the most blatantly racist abuses of power in recent memory – and one of the most stupidly self defeating.
No one was having any of it:
Tennessee is giving a more abject lesson in Critical Race Theory than any AP History course possibly could.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) April 7, 2023
“You ban books. You ban drag. But kids are still in body bags.” From the youth of Tennessee rings an electrifying voice of reason and determination. Young people across America must take up the call and redeem our future.
— Jamie Raskin (@jamie_raskin) April 6, 2023
Donald Trump was not persecuted this week for his politics; he was held accountable for his criminality.
Tennessee Representatives Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson were persecuted this week for their politics. And race.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 7, 2023
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