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Rep. Burgess Owens: I 'Actually Experienced Jim Crow,' 'Disgusting and Offensive to Compare' It to Georgia Election Law

Added 04-20-21 01:47:02pm EST - “Rep. Burgess Owens said it was "absolutely outrageous" for Democrats to frame Georgia's new election law as reminiscent of Jim Crow laws.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “Burgess Owens: I Lived Jim Crow, 'Disgusting' to Compare It to Georgia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) said it was “disgusting and offensive” for Democrats — including President Joe Biden — to frame Georgia’s new election law as reminiscent of Jim Crow laws during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing entitled, “Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote.”

As someone who’s actually experienced Jim Crow laws, I’d like to set the record straight on the myth regarding the recently passed Georgia State law, and why any comparison between this law and Jim Crow is absolutely outrageous.

At the age of 12, my father allowed me to participate in a demonstration with college students in front of the segregated Florida State Theater, where because of our color, we could not enter. I was the youngest participant there. Only 50 years later did I learn that my father parked across the street to watch and make sure I was safe. 

In the seventh grade my school never received new books. Instead we received books from the all-white school across town.

At service stations, there were white-men-only restrooms, white-women-only restrooms, and a filthy restroom in the back of the station for black Americans designated as colored.

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