Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Brief History

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn a provision of the Voter's Rights Act last week received much less attention than it's other decision.  States are clearly competent enough to manage this on their own without Federal oversight, right?

Well, just in case we ever forget the ugly past of some of our states, please check out Slate's posting from the Civil Rights Movement Veterans which has a Literacy Test from Louisiana that was clearly designed to yield incorrect answers.  A single incorrect answer could disqualify a prospective voter from voting.  Take the test and see if you would have been allowed to vote.

Link here....


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