In Alabama due to Voter ID laws, it is illegal to vote without a government-issued ID, which usually means a driver’s license. That wouldn’t be such a big deal if Alabama wasn’t closing places to get those IDs in 12-15 counties. Which all happen to be primarily African American.
[These are] counties where some of the state’s poorest live. Counties that are majority African-American. Combine that with the federally mandated Star ID taking effect next year, and we’re looking at a nightmare. Or a trial lawyer’s dream. When the state passed Voter ID, Republican lawmakers argued that it was supposed to prevent voter fraud. Democrats said the law was written to disenfranchise black voters and suppress the voice of the poor.
But yeah, Democracy, am I right?
Team Blackness also discussed the heartbreaking school shooting at an Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, police corruption–this time in Miami, and how some banks are making it hard for minorities.