BET Wire: Let's Talk About Race

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Moving Backward

Former President Bill Clinton slammed efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson at a summit honoring the late president's landmark civil rights achievements. "We all know what this is about. This is a way of restricting a franchise after 50 years of expanding it," Clinton said, referring to the spread of new photo ID laws. "Is this what Martin Luther King gave his life for?"

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