Tag Archives: Voter Suppression

THE “USEFULNESS” OF MLK, JR.

On April 4, 1968, I was grounded for some reason that now escapes me—probably because of paternal capriciousness rather than childhood petulance.  I recall a few days earlier that I overheard my father opine that Martin Luther King, Jr., would … Continue reading

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U.S. SUPREME COURT AUTHORIZES VOTER SUPPRESSION

After extensive research that exposed discriminatory practices in voting still existed, the 109th Congress elected to extend the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 for twenty-five more years.  On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck that extension … Continue reading

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