I’m amazed that in the 2010s, we’re still living in an America whose social policymakers on the right are still living in the 1950s. When will they realize that era already passed? Seriously, I can’t understand why the Supreme Court seems to think it appropriate to rule the Voting Rights Act of 1965 unconstitutional, and why Just. Scalia had to make the remark that voting for minorities is an, “[E]ntitlement”. That kind of statement is exactly the reason I’m glad Barack Obama is my President. If anything, it just proves why his tenure iis so critical to our nation’s history.
As for vote suppression, it’s nothing new or entirely unique, given many states’ histories. However, what is new is the recent attempts to circumvent established federal law to make one party’s chances of capturing the White House better than the others.