Civil Rights Defenders Won This Fight In 1965. This Justice Explains How It’s Been Undone In 2013.
Big news: the Supreme Court seems to think that a law to stop Southern states making it hard for people of color to vote, the Voting Rights Act, has "served its purpose" and "does not reflect racial progress" in America. So they struck down a crucial part of it. Come on guys, DUH! Racism is soooo over! Obama is black!
Luckily for us living in the non-magical-bubble-of-ignorance land, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains below why the law is still crucial today, and she gives an example as to why we still need it for the sake of civil rights in modern America.