Jemele Hill doesn’t back down from speaking out against the social injustices she sees happening in sports or elsewhere. But while the sports journalist normally uses her platform to bring awareness to others’ issues, a new op-ed for The Atlantic is shining a light on an injustice the former SC6 host faced, herself.
While trying to place her vote for Florida gubernatorial hopeful, Andrew Gillum, Hill was told that she was no longer on the list of registered voters for her polling location.
When I showed up at the polling site near my house, I had been kicked off the registered-voter roll,” Hill explained in the article. “A flurry of phone calls, and lots of head-nodding and “mmm-hmm”s from the supervisor of the polling site, failed to produce any explanation of why the system wasn’t showing me as a registered voter.”
What Hill and election officials later concluded is a tweet mentioning her support for the Tallahassee mayor is what got her booted from the record books.
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