The State of Black America: Underemployed

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The Supreme Court Decision and Voting Rights

“The Shelby decision is without question, devastating. It leaves voters of color unprotected from discriminatory voting measures in jurisdictions throughout the South (and other places of our country) where voting discrimination has been persistent and ongoing. Without the preclearance requirements of Section 5, jurisdictions are now free to adopt discriminatory voting practices.  The burden rests with voters—the victims of racial discrimination—and civil rights lawyers to file claims and challenge those practices in court.” – Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund


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