This episode looks at Smith v. Allwright (1944) a case that challenged the use of white primaries to exclude black people from the voting process. This case was the fourth in a series of cases challenging such primaries in the state of Texas. The Supreme Court had to decide whether or not the Democratic Party's decision to exclude all non-white people from voting in their primaries violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Listen to find out what happened. Books: 1. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 2. On Account of Race by Lawrence Goldstone If you like this podcast, please share and rate and review it. Be sure to subscribe to my blog palookesworld.com so that you never miss an epsiode.