THE CIVIL WAR

Retro Notes on America’s Racial Politics

The more things change, the more they remain the same

'bumpyjonas…
4 min readApr 12, 2024

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders look on; President’s Room, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC. LBJ Library, photo by Yoichi Okamoto

For 20 plus years now, I have written for the Progressive Media Project (PMP). I have regularly written essays about how the Republican Party has no chance to expand their share of the Black vote. People scoff at me and send me hate emails. I am accused of…

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'bumpyjonas…

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