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  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Feb 27, 2013 1:15 PM Flag

    Fat Tony and "racial entitlement"

    Fat Tony is trying to argue that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is "racial entitlement".

    And all-white Shelby county, Alabama could not agree more.

    Fat Tony and the conservative lunatics on SCOTUS prefer ideology over democracy.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • Roberts has wanted to get rid of the VRA since the 1980s...he wrote a lot of the briefs for Reagan's Justice Dept when Reagan tried to get rid of it.

      I think it's toast.

      The irony is that act has worked too well -- discriminatory practices have indeed disappeared for the most part (but not entirely -- Shelby got caught trying to redistrict a black city councilman out of existence less than 10 years ago, but was stopped by the Justice Dept review).

      But now that the protections come off, the bias will start creeping back in, step by step. Just like neighborhoods and schools re-segregated after busing went away, and just like states are chipping away at Roe v Wade protections step by step.

      And there will be way too many instances of violations -- thousands of them -- for civil rights orgs to keep up. The number of black elected officials in the South will definitely be lower in 10 years, after Roberts guts the VRA.

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      • But now that the protections come off, the bias will start creeping back in, step by step. Just like neighborhoods and schools re-segregated after busing went away, and just like states are chipping away at Roe v Wade protections step by step.
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        Oddly, not a single drooler on this board has actually challenged your argument.

        I'm thinking our trolls, BeachChair and TeeJerk are gleeful about the impending gutting of voting protections.

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

 
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