US Has A Long History Of State Lawmakers Silencing Elected Black Officials
These events have been shown to be a form of “white backlash” working to keep Black officeholders out of power and their constituents powerless without representation.
Parliamentary Rules Written To Protect Minority Views Are Now Being Used To Silence Minority Lawmakers
Zephyr's censure and the Tennessee expulsions show standards of decorum written by Thomas Jefferson to protect minority views are failing.
Leaked Audio Shows Tennessee GOP Infighting After Being Labeled ‘Racist’ For Expulsion Vote
"If we don’t stick together, if we don’t believe we’re at war for our republic, with all love and respect to you, you need a different job,” a Republican lawmaker said.