1/2 Total Veterans
Immediately following the civil war, Black Codes created a list of crimes punishable only when committed by black people. Mississippi made it a crime for African Americans to be unemployed or drunk, or to have run away, neglected children, or handled money carelessly. The convict lease system farmed black and a few white
prisoners out to work in factories, mines, and fields that built the New South. Through a gaping loophole in the 13th Amendment, politicians replaced slavery with a penal system designed to control black labor.
“Retaliation Against Minority Employees”
As the end of 2002 approached, in the wake of elections giving Republicans control of the White House and Congress, the Senate and House took quick action to approve expansive legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security. President Bush signed the measure into law in late November 2002.
On Their Image As A Couple
We are new to politics in terms of just this approach–how we talk, how we look–imagine having a president of the United States who is just two years out of college dept and understands that.