"Post-racial" America? : not yet : why the fight for voting rights continues after the election of President Barack Obama
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title: "Post-racial" America? : not yet : why the fight for voting rights continues after the election of President Barack Obama
publisher: NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
date: Issued: c2009
date: Record created: 2010-01-13
date: Record modified: 2011-09-08
description: Title from title screen (viewed Dec. 9, 2009).; Harvested from http://www.naacpldf.org/Post_Racial_America-Not_Yet/Post-Racial-America-Not-Yet.pdf on Jan. 13, 2010.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19).
description: Abstract: With voting as its focus, this report confronts the growing myth that President Obama's election ushered America into a "post-racial" era by examining two recent developments in the area of race and politics. First, this report examines the "post-racial" argument made in a recent constitutional challenge that the election of President Obama rendered a core provision of the Voting Rights Act, known as Section 5, no longer necessary. This report closely contrasts plaintiff's argument with the more than 16,000-page record of ongoing voting discrimination considered by Congress when it voted to renew Section 5 in 2006. Second, this report demonstrates how President Obama's victory provides evidence of great progress, while also illustrating the ongoing salience of race in American democracy. This report will show how President Obama's victory stemmed from two key sources: an increase in his share of the white vote in the jurisdictions not covered by Section 5 and a dramatic nationwide increase in his share of votes cast by voters of color.
description: Extent: 19 p. : ill., charts, digital, PDF file.
subject: United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965.; African Americans--Suffrage--United States.; Voting--Southern States--Statistics.; Minorities--Suffrage--United States.; Presidents--United States--Election--2008.; Race discrimination--Law and legislation--United States.; Race relations--Politics and government.
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