We call it “voter ID” – but we should really call it by its true name – voter racism.
What does systemic racism look like? Continue reading to find out.
Overt legal efforts to limit voting are underway by the Republican party along with a denial of the higher than whites black turnout voting rate –
Summary: The Republican Party is thus more officially racist than it was in Nixon’s day. Back then, at least they had Jackie Robinson and Sammy Davis Jr. And at least, back then, the Republican Party did these things in code, and not via the law. It was not so brazen as to think it could on the one hand be waging efforts in half the states to keep black people from voting and on the other be improving its “outreach.” The black vote will dip a bit when Obama retires, but as long as Republicans insist on these tactics, they will be doing more than they know to keep turnout high and keep hope alive.
Reality: state tracking demonstrates that voter fraud is so small as to be almost statistically invisible. However, requiring photo ID eliminates the possibility to vote for most of the weakest among us; the working poor, indigent, homeless. Not surprisingly these groups are primarily people of color – those made poor by racist policies just like this.
Click all the voter suppression efforts currently on offer across the country to see just how bigots work to incorporate racism systemically into our legal system.