Georgia takes two steps forward (lunges back)

"Georgia’s Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue, who swept to office on a wave of white outrage over disrespect of the Confederate flag, today signed a bill that would finally repeal discriminatory laws left over from the fight against civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s," writes Gary. Of course, he writes, "The flag, far from being an artifact of the state’s Civil War heritage, was introduced in 1956... as an act of defiance against the civil rights movement." Still, that's good, right? Except here's GA Dem Robert Brown: "It is ironic and significant that the governor signed the infamous HB 244 [requiring ID cards for voting], the most discriminatory voting law in the 21st Century, before he repealed the unenforceable Jim Crow laws..." (Facing South)

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