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  •  Latinos are far more likely to take public (4+ / 0-)

    transportation, even in areas with crappy public transportation like buses.  Furthermore, since when is a photo ID required to get or have a job?  To satisfy employment eligibility a social security card will certainly suffice (as it states on the federal I9 form).

    This whole argument that photo IDs are easy for everyone to get simply exudes White Privilege.

    •  As I've said before (4+ / 0-)

      For about 20 years, you couldn't get a non-driver's state ID in New Jersey unless you could certify that you were disabled.

      (It's changed now, thank goodness.)

      And there was (still is) a list of about seven reasons you could be listed as disabled. If none of them fit, too bad. I encounter that right now when I consider getting a handicapped sticker.

    •  Ni modo (0+ / 0-)

      "states like VT and ID are not 'real america'" -icemilkcoffee

      by Utahrd on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 06:46:15 PM PDT

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      •  Those requirements are relatively recent and (1+ / 0-)
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        don't apply to someone who received their social security number prior to (I believe) 2004.  Furthermore, some of the photo documents that the Social Security agency accepts as proof of a child's identity are not acceptable under the racist voter ID laws enacted in several states.  So someone can still get a social security card and a job without having a government issued photo ID.

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