Whenever someone compares modern voter ID laws to Jim Crow laws, I want to slap them in the face. They are categorically dissimilar. I think there is actually grounds to make the claim that the argument against voter ID via "racism" is what is inherently racist.
Think with me for a second:
1. Jim Crow laws were specific and explicit in keeping blacks and whites seperate.
2. There is nothing specific or explicit in voter ID laws which treat whites and blacks as seperate groups of people.
3. In arguing that voter ID laws are racist, one must assume that there is a difference between the races.
4. This assumed difference is most often argued as one of either means or motive.
5. Iif you argue that voter ID laws are racist, you make the logical assumption that blacks categorically lack the trivial means by which to acquire an ID and vote or categorically lack the motivation to vote. Both of those assumptions are more explicitly racist in nature than the voter ID laws being argued against.