Our government schools apparently no longer teach the Principles of '98, a landmark event in American Constitutional history. These principles were actually legislative actions of Kentucky and Virginia in 1798 asserting the states' right to ignore unconstitutional act by Congress, in this case the hated Alien and Sedition Acts that criminalized any criticism of Congress or the President. Here is an interesting video on the Principles of '98:
Many Blacks have been brainwashed into thinking that "states rights" and nullification were about slavery. Remember that before the Civil War, Massachusetts attempted nullification asserting its state's rights to oppose slavery, specifically the federal Fugitive Slave Act.