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    Re: Civil rights leaders outraged over Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ argument

    I think it should either be expanded to cover all states or repealed/struck down.
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    Re: Civil rights leaders outraged over Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ argument

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What has that got to do with the VRA? The VRA does not preclude any lawsuits, it places "preclearance" provisions on voting law changes including drawing MANDATORY new district boundaries based on census data. Have you seen the court approved (ordered?) distrct shapes in the Dallas and San Antonio areas? The judges actually bragged how minority friendly they had made them.

    After Court Rejects Discriminatory Redistricting Plan, New Texas Map Creates Four Additional Minority-Friendly Districts | ThinkProgress
    I wouldn't call those districts minority friendly. I would call them constitutional. After all, don't you think minorities deserve a voice in government, or do you think it's OK to gerrymander districts so that they are all white?
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    Re: Civil rights leaders outraged over Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ argument

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I wouldn't call those districts minority friendly. I would call them constitutional. After all, don't you think minorities deserve a voice in government, or do you think it's OK to gerrymander districts so that they are all white?
    Do you believe its okay to gerrymander a district so that it's mostly black?
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    Re: Civil rights leaders outraged over Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ argument

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I wouldn't call those districts minority friendly. I would call them constitutional. After all, don't you think minorities deserve a voice in government, or do you think it's OK to gerrymander districts so that they are all white?

    I find it strange how flippantly people think race somehow transcends independent thought. Why should there be any difference to how a district is cut up in regards to race? The essence of separating ethnic/racial ghettos is itself racist. why would a forward thinking individual want be yo be a racist knuckle draggier? Right? Seperate is inherently unequal -- unless they are voting. Haha. What a sad joke of a country.

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    Re: Civil rights leaders outraged over Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ argument

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I wouldn't call those districts minority friendly. I would call them constitutional. After all, don't you think minorities deserve a voice in government, or do you think it's OK to gerrymander districts so that they are all white?
    Just for jollies do a search for "districts that voted 100% for Romney" and see what you come up with.
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    Re: Civil rights leaders outraged over Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ argument

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    It is not racist to remember history, and black bodies hanging from trees in the South. Seems you are attempting to turn these crimes around and make them acceptable by arguing that those who did not like the lynchings are the real racists. LOL.
    I don't know how you got that interpretation, but ok, it's your opinion. My stance is that racism is always bad. It causes disharmony and many other problems in society. You, to me anyway, are saying that the past racism of some justifies using racism against their race. Racism, whether done for "good" or "ill", still is a bad policy. It still causes racial conflict. Using the government to enforce racist, sexist, etc, policy is unconstitutional and wrong, regardless of the race that is being "helped" or "harmed".
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    Re: Civil rights leaders outraged over Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ argument

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I don't know how you got that interpretation, but ok, it's your opinion. My stance is that racism is always bad. It causes disharmony and many other problems in society. You, to me anyway, are saying that the past racism of some justifies using racism against their race. Racism, whether done for "good" or "ill", still is a bad policy. It still causes racial conflict. Using the government to enforce racist, sexist, etc, policy is unconstitutional and wrong, regardless of the race that is being "helped" or "harmed".
    So, you mean you are a racist if you cite only one race?

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