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5 reasons Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act enhances democracy

On Feb. 27 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Shelby County v. Holder, a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This landmark law outlawed discriminatory voting practices by ending the disfranchisement of minority voters and preventing vote dilution through racial gerrymandering.
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Feb 27, 2013, 9:41 am
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I started this comment by picking apart the flaws in this piece one-by-one, but then it got lengthy and would have required two, perhaps three, separate posts to fit it all in.

I guess I can suffice to say this is one of the most biased, blatantly dishonest pieces I’ve ever read in the Sentinel or anywhere else. The whole entire piece contains race-baiting, conjecture stated as absolute, and hypocrisy from start to finish.

I think it is truly pathetic that people such as Bathija, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, ad naseum, feel so little confidence in their abilities and potential that they feel the only way for them to stay relevant and earn a living is to continue to fan the flames of race baiting. I guess there’s good money in perpetuating racism for some people, but I refuse to tolerate it.

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