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Friday, May 18, 2012

Speaking Of Stigma

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

 - Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2

I see the DC Circuit upheld Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Good.

Back when the temporary sections were renewed in 2006:

Some Republicans in Georgia, Texas and other states say such efforts to disenfranchise minorities disappeared long ago, and that continued coverage by the act is an unfair stigma.

I can't help on this day but quote from the majority in Plessy:

We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff's argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority. If this be so, it is not by reason of anything found in the act, but solely because the colored race chooses to put that construction upon it.

Pre-clearance states have at least 12 more years to go with this stigma, from where I sit...

ntodd

Show a little "yuhyoohappy" during the NTodd Ain't Ann Romney Fundraiser *

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