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The Voting Rights Act Continues to Encourage Political Ignorance
TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/31/2011 | Boston Conservative

Posted on 12/31/2011 2:41:27 PM PST by gabriellah

When the Voting Rights Act was signed into law in 1965, it was considered a cornerstone bill for civil rights. After all, what wasn’t to like? Minorities would now be equally represented in government, they could vote without having to pay a ridiculous poll tax or take a literacy test, and institutional racism was essentially ended. At least that was what I originally thought, until I saw how the Department of Justice has interpreted the VRA in a recent case, in which the election procedures of Kingston, North Carolina were declared unconstitutional.

Since Kingston is a community covered under Section 5 of the VRA – which mandates that areas with a history of voter discrimination must pre-clear any changes in election laws with the Justice Department – the measure was brought forth as a discriminatory case before the Department of Justice by the ACLU, in defense of blacks and minorities. The judge ruled that holding non-partisan local elections was unconstitutional because it would ”likely reduce the ability of blacks to elect candidates of choice.”

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TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; racism; votingrightsact

1 posted on 12/31/2011 2:41:40 PM PST by gabriellah
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To: gabriellah
(Excerpt) Read more at thecollegeconservative.com ...

Oh my. You seem to have excerpted your own blog again.

It might almost seem that you are only here to drain FR's
traffic in order to get blog hits. Tut tut. Bad form, that.

Consider posting your material in full.

You tenure here will be much more pleasant.

Assuming of course that you even read the comments here,
I know the hit counter on your blog is quite fascinating
and you can hardly be bothered taking your eyes off it.

2 posted on 12/31/2011 2:47:42 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: gabriellah
Nice third person profile narrative, newb.

Here's a friendly welcome to FR.
You'll prolly look back on it fondly once word gets around.


3 posted on 12/31/2011 2:57:38 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: gabriellah

Looks like the self-appointed posting police are out in force tonight. I don’t care about your blog, but dammit, you’d better not misspell my hometown. It’s Kinston, not Kingston :)


4 posted on 12/31/2011 3:12:57 PM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: gabriellah
If FR allowed me to post the entire column, I would.
7 posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:11:11 PM by gabriellah
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2823663/posts?page=7#7

You are allowed. Were you lying to Freepers back then or just trying to deceive us?

5 posted on 12/31/2011 9:38:15 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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