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Alabama seeks to remove racist language from Constitution

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Racist language is in the process of being removed from the Alabama Constitution.

On Thursday the Alabama House of Representatives voted 94-0 for the resolution that removes Jim Crow language from the 121-year-old document. The resolution now goes to the Senate, and if it is approved it will go before voters in November.

The language removed would be passages that address segregated schools, poll taxes and the allowance of a brutal convict lease system. The Constitution has almost 1,000 amendments and the resolution would consolidate some of them.

Caroline Vincent is a digital producer for Alabama Public Radio.
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