Natasha M. Korgaonkar / Yes, things have changed -- but not enough for minority voters - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Natasha M. Korgaonkar / Yes, things have changed -- but not enough for minority voters

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Posted: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:01 am

In justifying the decision to quash the protections of the Voting Rights Act for African-American, Latino and other voters of color, the chief justice of the Supreme Court wrote "things have changed." And, in a sense, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is correct: As this nation has tumbled through time grappling with its own history, the persistence of states of the former Confederacy in suppressing African-American voting power has adapted, shape-shifted and adopted clever disguises. Efforts to extend voter suppression against Latino, Native-American and Asian-American voters in these states have also proliferated. Indeed, things have changed.

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