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Race, Sex, and the 19th Amendment: An Intersectional Constitution Day Discussion - Shared screen with speaker view
Tomas, Jennifer E.
02:25
Good Afternoon! We will begin at 12:30
Tomas, Jennifer E.
10:27
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IgtM1P7nJTlGJfyCdpC-pxYiMc2jKWmRo_pGvyC49oU/edit?usp=sharing
Tomas, Jennifer E.
15:54
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IgtM1P7nJTlGJfyCdpC-pxYiMc2jKWmRo_pGvyC49oU/edit?usp=sharing
James Williams Jr.
01:12:17
My question is small but I would like to know how does the 19 amendment effect the rights of Native American Men and Women as well as immigrants rights to vote as well as everyone else coming into The US citizenship
Corinne Faris
01:13:42
Excellent question, James! It is NOT small
Leonda Keniston
01:14:52
Is it true that southern white women, perhaps only Virginians, were encouraged to seek the vote to purposefully disenfranchise black men?
Leonda Keniston
01:15:57
And my apologies if you already addressed this question.
Jim Shifflett
01:16:00
Former NSD Dan Coats called today for a congressional election commission. Are there any federal mechanisms to ensure the right to vote in states where that right is under attack or applied unevenly?
Michael Rahilly
01:16:29
What are your thoughts on the Constitutional and Supreme Court precedent protections of voting rights for non-binary or gender non-conforming people?For example, how can a person with a gender neutral indication on their driver’s license be protected from being turned away at the polls?
Richard Flowers
01:16:38
As I think professor Gidlow mentioned, the constitution does not explicitly grant U.S. citizens the right to vote, multiple states (including Virginia) permanently disenfranchise those charged with felonies. In Florida felons must first pay outstanding court costs before regaining the right to vote. What other examples of blatant voter suppression can you vote to today?
James Williams Jr.
01:17:56
Thank you Mrs Connie
Liette Gidlow
01:21:32
James — that’s a wonderful question. Nothing small about it!
Nneka Dennie
01:22:20
So many great questions here! Quick answers in case we don't get to everything:
Nneka Dennie
01:23:14
I can't speak in too much detail about Native American voting rights, but it wasn't until the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act that the right to vote was truly protected for people of all races and genders
Nneka Dennie
01:24:06
Yes, it's true that some white suffragists argued against Black male suffrage. They were concerned that it had to be one or the other. Susan B. Anthony even said she'd "cut off her right arm" before she would support Black men's suffrage before women's suffrage
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:24:44
What do you think about our current administration trying to voter surpress the polls?
Nneka Dennie
01:24:50
Federal protections- the VRA was gutted a few years ago, so those federal protections are now really thin, if not nonexistent
James Williams Jr.
01:25:43
to be honest I was scared to ask it because of my ethic background being mixed I needed to know how much my Great Grandmother went through after leaving the Powhite Reseveration
James Williams Jr.
01:26:00
Thank and sorry for any misspelling
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:26:08
is voter surpression unconstitutional?
Nneka Dennie
01:26:10
Current voter suppression entails closing polling locations, trying to reduce early voting, gerrymandering, voter ID laws
Maxwell Walpole
01:27:23
does the current situation regarding the united states post office count as voter suppression, then? Regarding the removal of mailboxes and the decommissioning of mail sorting machines
@ProfGidlow
01:27:38
James — I hope we can get to your question. If not, feel free to email me at gidlow@wayne.edu for information.
Nneka Dennie
01:28:18
YES, everything with the post office is outrageous and blatant voter suppression
Nneka Dennie
01:28:46
I would say that anything that restricts access to voting counts as voter suppression. Some forms are constitutional and some forms aren't
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:29:54
what forms of voter surpression is constitutional? if you don't mind me asking?
Jessica Hladky
01:29:57
Dr. Dennie - How have you found African-American literature from the 19th century shaped the Freedom Movement of African-Americans and others who were disenfranchised? For example, the Harlem Renaissance from the 1930s?
Kayla
01:30:02
How would the 19th amendment affect African American voters (including me) in this upcoming election? Should African Americans (or anyone else of color and non-White background for that matter) be concerned?
Nneka Dennie
01:30:55
I think gerrymandering is constitutional, and even though some voter ID laws were deemed unconstitutional a few years ago when they first started popping up, more recently different states (like North Carolina) have been getting around that by having people vote on it to decide on voter ID laws, instead of having Congress do it
Nneka Dennie
01:31:18
Everyone should be VERY concerned about their ability to vote in this election. Register early, request a ballot early, and mail it in early
Nneka Dennie
01:31:43
Hmmm, good question Jessica
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:32:01
can you clarify why gerrymandering is constitutional please?
Nneka Dennie
01:32:44
20th century activists definitely read some of the 19th century literature and drew on it for inspiration, but I can't speak too much about some of these specific connections
Jessica Hladky
01:33:38
Thank you, Dr. Dennie. I apologized because I know the question in many ways focuses on the cultural aspect of literature, rather than focusing on the Constitution.
Nneka Dennie
01:33:55
I'm not too familiar with all of the ins and outs of gerrymandering and the constitution, but basically, when people draw these maps to put people in different voting districts, they're allowed to draw them in a way that can benefit one political party or another. Hope that helps Brendan
Nneka Dennie
01:34:03
No problem Jessica, no need to apologize!
James Williams Jr.
01:34:29
Thanks for answering my question, Id love to learn and know more about that
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:34:54
thank you very much, miss Nneka!
Nneka Dennie
01:35:03
No problem!
Luke Sheridan
01:35:35
Out of curiosity, when you mentioned the pole taxes, were the prices higher based on race and gender or was it just a set payment amount for everyone?
Jessica Hladky
01:35:52
One would be what happened during the last Governor's election in Georgia. Especially since the current Governor was the former Secretary of State, who certifies the information from the polling sites.
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:35:54
and thank you to the other panelists for speaking today.
Kayla
01:35:57
So when I vote, should I be concerned that it doesn’t count? The Republicans are trying very blatantly to suppress voters since voting methods like mail-in voting seems to be scaring them.
Nneka Dennie
01:36:03
This article might help Brendan: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/us/what-is-gerrymandering.html
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:36:44
I love hearing other sides of the spectrum of politics.
Nneka Dennie
01:36:45
Yes Kayla, be concerned! Do everything you can to make sure you vote and that it gets in on time. I'm sorry I don't have a better solution, I don't mean to fearmonger. I'm concerned myself though
Kayla
01:37:14
Thanks for the answer!
Nneka Dennie
01:37:16
@Luke it was a set payment amount for everyone
Richard Flowers
01:37:28
Thank you all
Jessica Hladky
01:37:31
Kayla, I would recommend voting early, in-person at your local Election Office. Early voting starts tomorrow!
Nneka Dennie
01:37:38
But the problem is that when some people are kept from high-paying jobs (like Black people) they'll be less able to pay
Luke Sheridan
01:38:15
Thanks Doctor Dennie
Jessica Hladky
01:38:22
Thank you to all the panelists and those who set this event up today. Very informative.
Maxwell Walpole
01:38:31
agreed
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:38:54
I second that notion
Liam Norris
01:38:57
Yes, thank you.
Corinne Faris
01:39:01
Thank you Dr Tarter
Maxwell Walpole
01:39:29
it's not a conspiracy, it's fact
Corinne Faris
01:39:36
THANK YOU Dr. Dennie
Maxwell Walpole
01:39:37
this is what's happening
Maxwell Walpole
01:39:53
very well said
Paw Gay
01:39:55
wooow
Jessica Hladky
01:40:10
Early voting in Virginia starts tomorrow!
Richard Flowers
01:40:30
Absentee voting starts tomorrow!
Corinne Faris
01:40:32
Thanks, Jessica!
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:41:01
I have to go, my next class is in 10 minutes.
Nneka Dennie
01:41:14
Thanks for joining!
Jessica Hladky
01:41:19
Democracy is only viable when the people exercise it.
Corinne Faris
01:41:22
whenweallvote.org
Brendan Johnson-Glassel
01:41:22
thank you, all of you!
Richard Flowers
01:41:59
https://acluva.org/en/voters-rights
Connie Jorgensen
01:42:02
You can go to elections.virginia.gov for Virginia specific voting information. You can register online, too!
Joseph Haught
01:42:02
Thank all of you!
Olugbemiga Adekunle
01:42:04
Thank you!
Corinne Faris
01:42:09
Thank you Doctors Tomas & Jorgensen!
Matthew Marquis
01:42:20
thank you!
Liam Norris
01:42:23
Thank you all! Very interesting and informative.
Jim Shifflett
01:42:27
Thank you all!
Susan Hannifan
01:42:30
Thank you for the insights.
Christopher Welch
01:42:32
Thank you!
@ProfGidlow
01:42:32
Grateful to everyone for the chance to participate. Great work for great questions!
Olugbemiga Adekunle
01:42:34
bye!
Emma Lockard
01:42:37
Thank you!
Kara Presson
01:42:50
Thank you!
Michael Rahilly
01:43:09
My questions for the panel are:What are your thoughts on the Constitutional and Supreme Court precedent protections of voting rights for non-binary or gender non-conforming people?For example, how can a person with a gender neutral indication on their driver’s license be protected from being turned away at the polls?
Nneka Dennie
01:43:45
Oops, sorry I missed that Michael. I think that connecting with local grassroots orgs can help
James Williams Jr.
01:43:53
I want to thanks you all for answer my questions about the Native Americans and the Imigrants too. ThT MEANS ALOT TO ME
Nneka Dennie
01:43:59
Check to see what organizations are in your area
Nneka Dennie
01:44:15
And if there are any that accompany people to the polls to help protect people's ability to vote
Michael Rahilly
01:44:34
Thank you Dr. Dennie
Nneka Dennie
01:45:01
No problem. Sorry I don't have a better answer Michael, I'm not too familiar with day-of voting procedures