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Massachusetts Court Won’t Use Term ‘Grandfathering,’ Citing Its Racist Origins

NYTimes.com Tuesday, 4 August 2020
The term was “adopted by some states after the Civil War in an effort to disenfranchise African-American voters,” the court noted.
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