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The Dismantling of the Voting Rights Act
So this was a low. This was a devastating low, and a troubling indicator of what might come from the Supreme Court with the other decisions on its docket. Representative John Lewis, a civil rights icon, said, "It is awful, it's a sad day, I never thought that I would see the day when the U.S. Supreme Court would put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965." Basically, the 5 justices who formed the majority opinion declared that racism was dead. Which, fuck that noise. As Nell Scovell notes, it's illogical to remove a successful protective measure by claiming that it's worked so well that it's no longer necessary. Without the prophylactic that is the VRA, little racist sperms will get through and impregnate our country with their bigotry. Or something like that. Anyway, because of that decision, it was a rough morning.