Friday, September 11, 2015

National Review Writer Accidentally Gives The Game Away On Voter Suppression

Great news, people. Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski just came out in favor of restoring the Voting Rights Act. That brings the total number of congressional Republicans who support restoring the VRA to...one.

But hey, progress is progress right? And it's better than nothing, right? Wrong.

At least according to Roger Clegg of the National Review. Seems Clegg thinks that even one Republican expressing support for fixing the civil rights legislation that was gutted by the Supreme Court two years ago, is a bridge too far (I for one am shocked, SHOCKED, that the National Review would be opposed to such a thing!).

But there was line in particular that stood out to me from Clegg's piece:

What’s more, the bills that have been drafted are bad legislation. For example, they contain much that has nothing to do with the Supreme Court’s decision, and they themselves violate the Constitution by prohibiting practices that are not actually racially discriminatory but only have racially disproportionate effects.
Oh, so these practices aren't racially discriminatory, they just happen to have the effect of being racially disproportionate. Good to know.

Seems conservatives are getting sloppier nowadays. The correct response would be to not acknowledge any racial discrepancies occur to begin with, and if they do (which they don't), then Black people should suck it up and stop being lazy and just do all the things conservatives are requiring them to do.

It's clearly what Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted.

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