Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Perpetuation of Racial Entitlement!
That's what Justice Scalia of the Supremes called the Voting Rights Act. The Guardian story I link to tells more about the reasons for that astonishing comment. Well, astonishing to anyone living in the real world where racial entitlement mostly goes in the opposite direction.
The basic conservative argument is that the disease (Southern laws and other attempts to make it harder for blacks to vote) have been cured and the remedy should no longer be administered.
If we take that medical approach seriously, the obvious step is to establish whether the disease in fact has been cured. Are there no attempts to make voting harder in minority areas, for example?