It’s about damn time! No one disputes that racial discrimination still may exist, although it has lessened considerably in the past five decades, and is no longer the greatest stumbling block to the advancement of minority communities. Even less prevalent are any institutionalized bars to minority voting, which the act was designed to address (and no, requiring an ID to vote is NOT racially-motivated.)
It’s way past time to move beyond race. Now, if we can only convince the “progressives” and “liberals” to move past race, we could make some progress.
The “progressive” argument that voter identification laws are tanatamout to a new poll tax and that such laws are discriminatory based on race shows just how out of touch and desperate they are to use race as a weapon. Hey, it’s just a common-sense solution, right?
via Supreme Court Strikes down key portion of Voting Rights Act – Time for Country to move Foward |.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can no longer be judged by voting discrimination that went on decades ago, in a decision that marks the end of a major civil-rights era reform.The 5-4 ruling rewrites a key tool of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which for five decades has given the federal government unprecedented say in everything from how some states draw their congressional maps to where they place polling locations.
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But the justices said after five decades, the law has had a dramatic effect in ending discrimination in voting, and said Congress must now come up with new ways of deciding who still needs federal oversight.Beneath the legal ruling is a broader social statement, with the justices saying that a state cannot be perpetually held responsible for past discrimination if there’s no evidence that it still exists.
via Supreme Court: Past voting discrimination can no longer be held against states – Washington Times.