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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:45 PM

Black conservatives launch effort to scrap part of Voting Rights Act

Source: Guardian

Black conservatives launch effort to scrap part of Voting Rights Act
By Paul Harris, The Guardian
Thursday, January 17, 2013 20:36 EST

A group of prominent black conservatives is trying to help scrap a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights-era legislation that enshrined the right of black Americans to have equal treatment at the ballot box.

The law was signed in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson in the presence of civil rights leaders like Dr Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, and it represented one of the milestone victories in ending the Jim Crow segregation of the deep south.

Now, however, a black conservative group called Project 21 has filed a legal brief before the US supreme court in support of a case aimed at overturning key provisions of the act. The bid, on which the supreme court is set to rule this summer, has been brought by the authorities in Shelby County in the southern state of Alabama.

Project 21′s argument focuses on the part of the Voting Rights Act called Section 5, which holds that certain areas of the country with a history of racial discrimination when it comes to voting rights need to get federal approval before changing any of their voting procedures.


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/17/black-conservatives-launch-effort-to-scrap-part-of-voting-rights-act/

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Reply Black conservatives launch effort to scrap part of Voting Rights Act (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
Scuba Jan 2013 #1
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #8
BainsBane Jan 2013 #2
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #3
atreides1 Jan 2013 #4
Le Taz Hot Jan 2013 #6
alp227 Jan 2013 #5
SemperEadem Jan 2013 #7
Politicub Jan 2013 #9
brush Jan 2013 #10
muntrv Jan 2013 #11
kxm40 Jan 2013 #12
sakabatou Jan 2013 #13
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #14
Selatius Jan 2013 #15
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #16
bitchkitty Jan 2013 #21
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #26
bettyellen Jan 2013 #40
vaberella Jan 2013 #41
msanthrope Jan 2013 #24
Socal31 Jan 2013 #38
bettyellen Jan 2013 #39
The Second Stone Jan 2013 #17
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #18
Archae Jan 2013 #19
radicalliberal Jan 2013 #20
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #25
radicalliberal Jan 2013 #28
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #31
radicalliberal Jan 2013 #32
Skittles Jan 2013 #27
shenmue Jan 2013 #22
skypilot Jan 2013 #23
zellie Jan 2013 #29
treestar Jan 2013 #30
Justitia Jan 2013 #33
underpants Jan 2013 #34
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #35
Wolf Frankula Jan 2013 #36
Coyotl Jan 2013 #37

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:48 PM

1. Cookies?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:25 PM

8. yep.. that's about right...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:54 PM

2. Wow

All six of them?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:54 PM

3. They should be insisting that the rest of the country also be ...

... required to get approval for changes to voting procedures, but they're conservatives, so they won't do that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:11 PM

4. Harry Belafonte would have a name for these people!

So would Cornel West, I'm sure...

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:22 PM

6. Actually, Malcolm X

did have the perfect name for it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:14 PM

5. Just wait until one of the P21 people is disenfranchised one day.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:25 PM

7. what a misguided, ignorant git Cherylyn Harley LeBon is...

as well as these conservative blacks...

I'd spit on them all, but that would be too kind of an act and a waste of good saliva.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:32 PM

9. No words

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:41 PM

10. How much are the Koch brothers paying them? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:22 PM

11. Not ok to assault the 2nd Amendment, but ok to assault the 15th Amendment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:26 PM

12. ANYTHING FOR MONEY!

I feel ashamed.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:28 PM

13. WTF?!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:10 PM

14. Alrighty then.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:11 AM

15. Unbelievable. nt

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:20 AM

21. ???

You're "holding back the n word?"

That's a surprising thing to see on a progressive message board.

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:23 PM

26. I want to but I didn't

 

Remember what this is about <keyword>CONSERVATIVE blacks. Not all blacks. Looking at the rest of the posts, people here sounded like they are holding back. Just remember the real enemy is the right wing.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:15 AM

40. If you like the N word, then you don't fucking belong here, racist scum.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:25 AM

41. Why is it okay to use the N word for some Afro Americans and not others?n/t

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:20 AM

24. I suspect it's only you. nt

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:03 AM

38. What in the heck are you talking about?

If you have to "hold back" such a despicable word, then it is obvious how you really feel.


I had to check and see if I was re-routed to Stormfront for a minute...

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:14 AM

39. No, it's just YOU that has to fight the impulse to use the word N-word. Tks for sharing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:26 AM

17. Wow. I believe that there are ugly insulting

names for these kinds of people. Happy that I know what those names are. I do believe that Samuel Jackson just played them in an allegory, however.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:29 AM

18. I hope a time comes when we don't need that provision, but I don't think we are there yet. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:28 AM

19. The article doesn't mention who their chairman is.

His name is Mychal Massie, and he is a regular writer at WND.

And Massie is a vicious liar.

http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/stories/2012/massieobama.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:09 AM

20. They're traitors to their race.

It's really just that simple.

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Response to radicalliberal (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:17 PM

25. +10000000000001

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:35 PM

28. Thank you!

I'm not a black guy, but I grew up under Jim Crow in Texas and saw just how evil it was. I saw that even "nice" people could be twisted by racial bigotry. These Uncle Toms disgust me!

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Response to radicalliberal (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:39 PM

31. Neither am I, but I'm a married gay man and I do feel their pain.

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:28 PM

32. I'm not gay or black, but I still experienced rejection and alienation as I was growing up.

Those who have experienced the sort of pain you've mentioned are able to relate to the pain of others. But it's not always true of every such individual.

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Response to radicalliberal (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:26 PM

27. yup - the human race

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:47 AM

22. My eyes hurt just reading that.

Oh dear.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:16 AM

23. Don't they have anything better to do?

I mean seriously.

On edit: I was about the ask who's paying these idiots and then I realized I'd missed the last paragraph of the article. There's the answer.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:35 PM

29. I can't believe it.

 

These people can sell their souls all they want and they are still assh@les.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:39 PM

30. What is with these people?

Do they honestly believe the problems are solved and there is total equality now?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:04 AM

33. " How eager they are to be slaves." - Tiberius (eom)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:59 AM

34. What, both of them?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:37 AM

35. I wouldn't want to drink from the same fountain as them...

 

They might get their conservative germs on me.

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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:55 PM

37. All bluster, no muster

because the court just decided not to revisit this issue in another case.

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