About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Monday, February 17, 2020

Post Civil War Apartheid in the U.S.

"Within three years of the Civil War's end, 'black voter registration ranged from 85 to 94 percent in the deep South, and almost one million freedmen were voting throughout the region.... By 1944, in the states of the old Confederacy, only 5 percent of age-eligible African Americans were registered to vote.'"
The Dixiecrat Dilemma in Ezra Klein's Why We're Polarized

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