Legend, an unabashed supporter of President Barack Obama, reacted angrily to a new North Carolina law which demands voters simply show the same sort of identification they use to enter a movie theater, buy alcohol or fly on an airplane.
Fuck this North Carolina voting law. Fuck the new Jim Crow.
“Jim Crow,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, refers to “any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of the formal Reconstruction period in 1877 and the beginning of a strong civil rights movement in the 1950s.
I would point out that Legend is a buffoon, who emotes rather than thinks, but that is obvious. Chances are he has NEVER read the law, and is simply saying these things because he thinks he is supposed to. He has to stay “relevant” you know. That is a big deal to a lot of entertainers. They prefer being stupid and relevant to being informed. And if they can play victim at the same time? BULLSEYE! I should also note that Legend apparently never studied Jim Crow Laws. If he had he would not be minimalizing the hurt such idiotic laws caused by comparing the North Carolina law to Jim Crow. But, Legend is only emulating the race pimps like Sharpton and Jackson isn’t he?