Skip to comments.Whites Faced Election Bias In Mississippi, Judge Rules [Democrats guilty of discrimination]
Posted on 06/30/2007 8:24:50 PM PDT by grundle
JACKSON, Miss., June 29 -- The head of a Mississippi Democratic Party organization illegally suppressed white residents' votes, a federal judge ruled Friday in the first case filed by the Justice Department alleging that whites were subjected to voting discrimination based on their race.
U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee ruled that Ike Brown, chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Noxubee County, violated the Voting Rights Act by issuing different procedures for collecting and counting absentee ballots from white and black voters. The executive committee, also found liable in the case, is responsible for administering Democratic primaries in the county.
There was "ample direct and circumstantial evidence of an intent to discriminate against white voters which has manifested itself through practices designed to deny and/or dilute the voting rights of white voters in Noxubee County," Lee's ruling said.
Brown, who is black, has been chairman of the committee since 2000. He argued at trial that the government's suit was a perversion of the voting rights law and said it was "preposterous" that the Justice Department would claim that blacks, who faced 135 years of discrimination by whites in the state, are now oppressing whites.
The judge said he will consider a remedy at a later date.
Wan J. Kim, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's civil rights division, praised the decision.
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Oh, please. That race card is getting pretty old and tattered.
A skimpy wire story on page 10.
Repeat after me: “On Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others.”
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
True, but it's likely he actually believes it. It's gospel on the left that discrimination can only flow from the powerful (assumed to be white males) to the powerless (anyone other than white males).
That it makes no sense doesn't concern them a bit.
preposterous,???... oh puuulease, did ANYONE actually think this would not happen?
When I started a new job a year ago, the HR dept. asked if anyone knew what discrimination was. I answered that it’s oppression of one group by another group. Nope. It’s oppression by white people (those who have the power) against a minority. All the race cards are in a stacked deck.
I thought about Mississippi, where are my reparations?
No justice, no peas !
It’s going to happen in 2008 in a big way in WA state. Now we’re going to all mail in voting, so I expect alot of “lost” ballots from eastern washington and a lot of “found” ballots in King county like they did in 2004.
So where is Jessie Jacka$$on and his buddy Al Sharpturd? I thought they were all about disenfranchized voters... Send in the NAACP (CCCP?), and the ACLU...errr...oh... it’s just old “The Man” Whitey getting the shaft? Nevermind.
I wouldn't call that "preposterous" - I'd call that "motive".
Whites Faced Election Bias In Mississippi, Judge Rules [Democrats guilty of discrimination]
lib/dems discriminating.....never could happen...they are the party of the people....illegals/criminals/gays/....they are not the party of law abiding tax paying americans!!!!...but the lib/dems do want all of their money!!!
40 acres and a mule for white people! :-)
The liberal mantra is that you can only discriminate if you have power
My response is that, on a deserted street at midnight, a couple of armed black gang bangers have all the power in the world over a white couple
Will da Revs JJ and Al dance around in the streets protesting?
I doubt it.
This can’t be true, we all know that white men are the only ones that can be “racists”.
Let’s march...hand me my pack a Cools.....and bitc_ check da mail fo my check....