Portions of the voting rights act have been overturned

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Jun 25, 2013
 
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I haven't read the entire opinion, just skimmed the first few pages. In a nutshell, it looks like the Court found that Section 4 was a Constitutional restriction upon states' rights to administer elections when it was first enacted, but times have changed, and the locales previously falling under Section 4 no longer meet the criteria demonstrating evidence of racial discrimination in election processes necessary for enforcement.
I tend to agree, but racism still exists. This forum is clear evidence of that.
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I'm a bit ashamed to be pimping SCOTUSblog out so hard (though I'm not massively engaged in this area, so they're about the only folks I follow for it) but I'm in love with their Shelby commentary re: rigidity as it relates to location in combating race based voting rights violations in a flexible, changing world.

http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/shelby-comm...

Though I'm not entirely confident that we're going to wind up with a modern fix that's as effective and flexible in a context where less public attention is pointed at the issue.

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Yeah. Ain't it funny that people only seem to cry about "judicial activism" when they don't like how the case turned out?
I don't think this is so much activism as it is stopping activism. Nothing wrong with requiring a government to prove a need for something before they enact it.

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I don't think this is so much activism as it is stopping activism. Nothing wrong with requiring a government to prove a need for something before they enact it.
Exactly.
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Jun 25, 2013
 
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I don't think this is so much activism as it is stopping activism. Nothing wrong with requiring a government to prove a need for something before they enact it.
"Judicial activism" is a non-issue in evaluating this matter. It played no role when the VRA was passed, and its irrelevant now as well.

People are free to argue whether this was a proper or improper decision, but its solidly grounded in the applicable principles of Constitutional Law governing states' rights, and what is required to Constitutionally permit federal oversight.

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You have got to be kidding me. You don't consider referring to a black man as a "pavement ape" is racist?
Not when it's a description of BEHAVIOR as opposed to skin color.
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Jun 25, 2013
 
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Not when it's a description of BEHAVIOR as opposed to skin color.
There's no term other than a clearly racist epithet that could be used to describe someone's behavior, huh Tony?

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There's no term other than a clearly racist epithet that could be used to describe someone's behavior, huh Tony?
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Maybe, maybe not. But the fact that some of a certain race are NOT described that way points away from it being a reference to race.

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#51
Jun 25, 2013
 
I posted this video on another thread, but I'll post it here as well. Seems like the same conversation is going on here.

http://www.upworthy.com/watch-a-teacher-make-...

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Activism by whom?
Congress, 48 years ago.

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Funny. George can call someone who he believes is black all kinds of pejorative terms and it is excused. One person points out that a priest raped a child and the church covered it up and he's crying about "Anti-Catholic" bigotry.
So if George calls 100 black people "pavement ape" or "stymie" and 1 black person "Sir," to you that means he isn't a racist?
Yes, absolutely. It proves that "color of skin" is not the overriding factor, so it's not racist. If you don't want to be associated with apes, don't act like them.

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Come on. Georgie uses that term when someone who he believes is black has the audacity to disagree with him. He knows nothing of any poster's behavior.
He knows the behavior those posters are defending.

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You seem to have ignored the word "judicial" in the phrase "judicial activism."
As if an adjective excuses it.

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Doing something 1% of the time and the opposite the other 99% makes the 1% the norm? Really? That's just stupid.
A racist by definition believes that ALL (100%) of a race are inferior. It's an absolute... all or nothing, yes or no, one or zero. George may be opinionated, but I do not believe he's racist.

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Do you mean like suggesting that Trayvon Martin shouldn't have been shot? That makes someone a "Stymie?" You are as sad and pathetic as he is.
I'm afraid I don't understand the reference. A stymie is something or someone who hinders progress. So in that sense it is based on something the person does that blocks progress (or perhaps is closed-minded and if that's the case, most of the population could be called that at times, including George) and still not skin color.

I think this is just your victimhood mentality yearning for some reason to be offended. Well, pally... offense is in the eye of the beholder and is completely the beholder's CHOICE how to feel or react. That's why they call it "taking offense".
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Do you mean like suggesting that Trayvon Martin shouldn't have been shot? That makes someone a "Stymie?" You are as sad and pathetic as he is.
Trayvon was bound to get shot soonee than later. If not by an upstanding citizens like George Zimmerman than by a fellow thuglet.

Zimmerman should not be on trial but shoukd have been treated as the hero he is.

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I'm afraid I don't understand the reference. A stymie is something or someone who hinders progress. So in that sense it is based on something the person does that blocks progress (or perhaps is closed-minded and if that's the case, most of the population could be called that at times, including George) and still not skin color.
I think this is just your victimhood mentality yearning for some reason to be offended. Well, pally... offense is in the eye of the beholder and is completely the beholder's CHOICE how to feel or react. That's why they call it "taking offense".
Stymie was the name of a little black boy on The Rascals.

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They cannot kill a spook wrote:
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Trayvon was bound to get shot soonee than later. If not by an upstanding citizens like George Zimmerman than by a fellow thuglet.
Zimmerman should not be on trial but shoukd have been treated as the hero he is.
I won't argue that Martin was an upstanding kid. But Zimmerman wasn't much better. There's nothing great about him. He's a wanna-be.
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Jun 26, 2013
 
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Gee, has George ever called a white person "Stymie?" How about "Rastus?" What's the definition of the that term? You can try to rationalize it all you want. It doesn't change reality.
Catholic priests are, as spook likes to say, peter puffers.

Oh my...did I say that?

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Stymie was the name of a little black boy on The Rascals.
So was Buckwheat. They both were very funny, and added much to the show.

unfortunately I bet like the 3 stooges, the Little Rascals got squat for their performances. None of them.

same time period I believe.

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So was Buckwheat. They both were very funny, and added much to the show.
unfortunately I bet like the 3 stooges, the Little Rascals got squat for their performances. None of them.
same time period I believe.
I'm aware of that. Tony apparently was not. I was just clarifying for him.

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