Jim Crow

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Workers sort and count mail-in ballots  in Doral, Florida, last November. The state is set to usher in a host of voting restrictions. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/New York Times

Florida has become the latest state to pass new voting laws that may make it more difficult for millions of people to vote, in a move that has been wi(...)

Protesters against new voting restrictions passed by the Georgia state legislature at the state Capitol building in Atlanta. Photograph: Nicole Craine/New York Times

United States president Joe Biden has lambasted a new law in Georgia that imposes sweeping new voting restrictions, calling it “un-American” and “Jim (...)

A Trump supporter screams at President Joe Biden’s supporters outside the hotel where the Conservative Political Action Conference took place in Orlando, Florida last month. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Were it not for Israel, a rash motorist could drive from Russia’s northeastern, Alaska-facing tip to the southwestern point of Angola without passing (...)

The move by Republican senator for Texas Ted Cruz and 10 other senators from his party is largely symbolic and unlikely to overturn the result of the presidential election. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and nine other Republican US senators or senators-elect said on Saturday they will reject presidential ele(...)

The claim of being the Greatest Country in the World is almost quaint.

If you’re in a taxi travelling from JFK, the sudden appearance of the stacked buildings of Manhattan is always breath-taking. Gets me every time. Then(...)

Lovecraft Country: Writers of colour are remixing US pop-cultural tropes to better fit their own experience. Photograph: Elizabeth Morris/HBO/Sky

Lovecraft Country (Sky Atlantic) opens with gritty trench warfare set to triumphalist music and a voiceover about “an American boy and a dream that is(...)

Former US president Barack Obama speaking during the funeral of late civil rights leader John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. Photograph:  Alyssa Pointer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Barack Obama called for sweeping reform to US voting laws during his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights activist and veteran congressman John Lewis(...)

John Lewis, the non-violent civil rights campaigner who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and nearly died from police beatings before serving for decades as a US congressman, has died at age 80. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the US House of Representatives, died on Friday aged 80. Lewis, a Democrat(...)

US president Donald Trump  on the South Lawn of the White House on June 21st after his return from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

For a long time, Republicans have brandished the same old narrative to try to scare their way into the White House. Their candidates were presented as(...)

Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, New York, demonstration over the death of George Floyd: “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership,” says Gen James Mattis. Photograph: Timothy A Clary

President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the US military to quell protests across America has been strongly criticised by leading military figures as(...)

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