Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) defended Georgia’s latest voter law, which has endeavored to balance accessibility of all voters with electoral integrity in the face of resistance from Democrats.

Jim Crow laws systematically denied Black Americans — and many poor Whites — their constitutional right to vote. Backed by racist law enforcement and threats of violence, even Black people who were able to vote often chose not to. It took the civil rights revolution, especially the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to undo this system.

On Thursday’s episode of the Ingraham Angle, Owens provided a few examples of actual Jim Crow initiatives and discussed how Georgia’s voter law work.

The new law does nothing to return the state to this terrible time. Voters of color would also be able to register without difficulties. Like all other Georgians, they will be eligible to vote in several ways, including on Election Day, in person before Election Day, or by mail if they are 65 or older.

 

From the post-Civil War period until around 1968, Ingraham listed actual Jim Crow laws in southern states.

No colored barber shall serve as a barber to white women or girls.
All persons licensed to conduct a restaurant shall serve either white people exclusively or people of color exclusively.
It shall be unlawful for a white person to marry anyone except a white person.

Owens shared that he and his family both grew up south of Jim Crow and when he was 16 years old, he had a chance to meet white people.

“I grew up in a community that was all segregated. A very proud community, by the way. And Laura, let me say this, I’m sick and tired of the hard left and these black elitists putting my race down and putting the greatest generation that ever lived down.

“My dad’s generation and my grand dad’s generation loved our country. They were about meritocracy and proving that they are worthy of respect by commanding respect. So to hear that we are half this hopeless race? No, that’s marxism, that’s lies, that’s not my race or my parents I was raised with. I’m so thankful I grew up around the people I did in the 1960s”, Owens said.

Georgia’s latest voter law has been nicknamed “Jim Crow on steroids” by President Joe Biden. He also confirmed that he will strongly support the MLB All-Star Game being moved out of the state.

During a Wednesday conversation with ESPN, Biden said, “Look at what’s happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right”, “This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states.”

Ingraham stressed to viewers what Jim Crow’s law is like for baseball players in the south.
A Jim Crow law enforced in Georgia states clearly, “It shall be unlawful for any amateur colored baseball team to play baseball in any vacant lot or baseball diamond within two blocks of any playground devoted to the white race.”

The All-Star Game will take place on July 13 at Truist Stadium, home of the Atlanta Braves.

 

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