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A Dream Undone

posted on July 29, 2015

In The New York Times, Jim Rutenberg writes on the American civil rights story and on the steps taken by some Republicans in Congress to weaken the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The story “involves a largely Republican countermovement of ideologues and partisan operatives who, from the moment the Voting Rights Act became law, methodically set out to undercut or dismantle its most important requirements,” Rutenberg writes. The effects of this countermovement include a new North Carolina voting law that has been called one of the “most restrictive since the Jim Crow era.”

Read at The New York Times