Tag: segregation

Fact-Check: Tim Kaine Didn’t Mention That the Governor of Virginia Was a Segregationist Democrat When Barbara Johns Walked Out of Her School

While answering the first question of the vice-presidential debate Tuesday, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine mentioned Barbara Johns, who “led a walk-out of her high school; She made history by protesting school segregation.” What Senator Kaine failed to mention is that the governor of Virginia during Johns’ walk-out was a Democrat named John Stewart Battle.

Rand Paul Equates Criminal Justice System to Segregation at Black College

According to a report in The Hill, prospective GOP presidential contender Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke at historically black Bowie State University today, where he “frequently nodded to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s idea that there are ‘two Americas,'” and made his case for criminal justice reform.