Anderson Speaks on Voter Disenfranchisement at Juneteenth Gala

Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African-American Studies, spoke on voter disenfranchisement at a Juneteenth gala in Dalton, Georgia. The Dalton Daily Citizen covered Anderson’s speech, which was organized by the Dalton-Whitfield NAACP. Anderson is the author of multiple influential books on racial inequality and politics in the U.S., including White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Bloomsbury, 2016) and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (Bloomsbury, 2018). Read an excerpt from the Dalton Daily Citizen’s coverage below along with the full article here: “Emory professor sounds alarm on voter disenfranchisement.”

“The thing about a lie is, if you say it enough and convincingly, it becomes the truth,” said Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor and chair of African American Studies at Emory University. “We’re in a war for American democracy right now, and the only way it’ll be won is by fighting for democracy.”