Report finds democracy for Black Americans is under attack

FILE - State Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, delivers remarks outside the state Capitol, April 10, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Extreme views adopted by some local, state and federal political leaders who try to limit what history can be taught and undermine how Black leaders perform their jobs are among the leading threats to democracy for Black Americans, according to a National Urban League report to be released Saturday. Urban League President Marc Morial cited the most recent example, the vote earlier this month by the Republican-controlled Tennessee House ousting two Black representatives, Justin J. Pearson and Jones, for violating a parliamentary decorum rule. (AP Photo/George Walker IV, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extreme views adopted by some local, state and federal political leaders who try to limit what history can be taught in schools and seek to undermine how Black officials perform their jobs are among the top threats to democracy for Black Americans, the National Urban League says.