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Jim Crow Isn't Dead, He Just Got Lawyers

Liz Dwyer

Discriminatory laws could make a comeback if the Supreme Court manages to dismantle parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Why do we still need it? While "citizens in the old Confederacy are no longer forced to say how many bubbles are in a bar of soap before they can cast a ballot" as we saw in the 2012 national election, "the people whose right to vote was challenged were predominantly" black and brown.

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  • Sarah Kiner

    The right to vote is a quality that the US prides itself on. It is surprising to me how many subtle barriers there currently are that prevent citizens from voting and how much more need to be done to protect this right. Personally, I saw a friend get his absentee ballot late in the mail, stopping him from voting in the last presidential election. Thank you Liz Dwyer for posting this very informative article.