The New Jim Crow: Report Shows Voter ID Stops Blacks From Voting

Source: Reid Wilson / The Washington Post Laws requiring voters to show identification when they cast a ballot impact have a greater impact on African Americans and younger voters than on other racial and age groups, according to a new analysis. The report, issued Wednesday by the General Accounting Office [pdf], found that fewer African Americans have the types of …

Justice Department Study to Explore Police Bias

Source: Melanie Eversley/USA Today At the end of a summer that has included several controversial and sometimes fatal confrontations between police and unarmed black people, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that his office is spearheading a study of potential law enforcement bias in five to-be-named cities. The fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which …

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WATCH: Is U.S. Attorney Eric Holder Wrong to State Racial Animus Contributes to Republican Opposition of Obama Adminstration Policies

  Washington (CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he sees “racial animus” in strident Republican opposition to some Obama administration policies. Some media conservatives say he’s playing racial politics. Holder on Sunday told ABC’s “This Week” that “there’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me (and) directed at the President. … There’s a certain …