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Benjamin Barber

Researcher/Writer

Benjamin Barber is a research associate with Facing South, and a graduate student at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. Benjamin previously interned with the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama and with Facing South, and he served as the historian for the North Carolina NAACP Youth and College Division.

 
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Articles by Benjamin Barber

School secession movement drives re-segregation

October 25, 2019 - Despite the Supreme Court's 65-year-old landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling establishing that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, school secession efforts like the one now underway in Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish are leading to more segregated schools.

U.S. House hears testimony on voter discrimination

September 13, 2019 - As the nation prepares for the 2020 election season, voting rights advocates testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee this week about the damaging effects of the Supreme Court's gutting of the Voting Rights Act and how to improve protections for voters of color.