Alabamans consider cutting segregation language

Nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed school segregation, voters in Alabama this fall will decide whether to rid their state constitution of racist language adopted during the time of Jim Crow laws.

This isn’t the first time voters there will decide to remove references to school segregation and poll taxes. In 2004, voters narrowly defeated a similar amendment.

There was some concern in 2004 that certain language regarding education could lead to higher property taxes if courts interpreted the provision to require more spending on education.

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