The Alabama House and Senate have passed a measure which, if adopted by the voters in a 2012 referendum, would remove Jim Crow era racist language from the state Constitution, regarding segregation of schools and a poll tax. These sections of the state Constitution are already ineffective due to federal law. A similar measure was passed in 2004, but also included a change to property taxes, and was rejected by voters.
In a bizarre turn of events, the amendment was widely rejected by the state's black lawmakers. None of the state's 7 black senators voted in favor of it.
Representative Alvin "From Germany?!" Holmes said it was a "feel-good bill for white lawmakers," a "con game on the black people of Alabama," and that "[sponsor Arthur Orr] hasn't done anything for black people in the state."
What's a cracker to do?