Jim Crow laws essentially created a system of Southern apartheid.
There were two societies, white and black, codified by law to ensure that never the twain shall meet. If black Americans challenged the system, they could be threatened, jailed, brutalized or killed. Any attempt by the federal government to break up this rebarbative state of affairs was met with, as the term went, “massive resistance.”
When world opinion began turning on the other apartheid — South Africa’s nationwide variety — in the 1960s, a series of international athletic boycotts began taking effect. In 1964, the BBC reported, South Africa was banned from the Olympics. After 1985, when Formula 1 stopped hosting a race there, the country was isolated from the global sports community until apartheid was abolished.
I bring all of this up because Democrats in general, and our president in particular, are fond of referring to Georgia’s election integrity law