Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression, Past and Present

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A multi-language'Vote Here sign' leads to the voting room as a man who'd just cast his vote steps out on election day at Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School in the primarily Latino East LA neighborhood of Boyle Heights on November 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

A recent AP report found that 53,000 voters had been purged from the rolls in Georgia, with blacks, who make up 32 percent of the state's population, accounting for 70 percent of removed voters. Scholar Carol Anderson's new book "One Person, No Vote" explores the history of voter suppression in the United States and how the right to vote, particularly for people of color, continues to be threatened. Anderson joins the program to discuss her book and how changing voter laws could affect the upcoming midterm elections.


Carol Anderson, Author of "One Person, No Vote" and Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University