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  •  No, that's not right. (1+ / 0-)
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    Jim Crow laws were about racism, overtly and literally. These are not. Now, if Republican-controlled states start reinstituting segregation and separating drinking fountains and the like, then I would be more convinced. They affect people of color inordinately, sure, but they affect people of little means even more inordinately. Until you show me that poor whites are also somehow privileged by these new laws, and that richer people of color are disenfranchised along with their ethnic cohort further down the ladder, I won't agree.

    "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

    by bryduck on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 12:55:35 PM PDT

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    •  Well, yes, they do inordinately affect people of (1+ / 0-)
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      color. Just come down here to North Carolina where Sunday early voting has now been banned. Sundays are disproportionately days for African Americans to vote, in an organized way, led by church leaders. I have never heard of churches of white folks using Sundays as days when they organize to go vote, at least not here in North Carolina.

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