Memo to the clueless majority of the Supreme Court after its recent Voting Rights Act ruling: Racism still exists in this country.
Minorities had been protected by the law from the machinations of those determined to quash voting rights, but those protections are erased.
Some justices stated that the country is different than 1965. But in what way? The techniques of voter suppression are no longer poll taxes and literacy tests. Now, concentrated efforts are on moving polling places, gerrymandering, restricting early voting, and ID laws. The techniques may have changed, but the goal has not — to suppress minority votes.
The almost immediate action of the state of Texas, to take one example, to reinstate voter ID laws is proof positive that this decision (activist judges!) will result in a retrenchment of voting equality in the country.
This is a disgraceful decision and one which only highlights the privileged, aloof, position of the majority of the court.
James F. Davis, Gulph Mills