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review Give Us the Ballot The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America 100 Of what happened after the act was passed Through meticulous archival research fresh interviews with the leading participants in the ongoing struggle and incisive on the ground reporting Ari Berman chronicles the transformative impact the act had on American democracy and investigates how the fight over the right to vote has continued in the decades since From new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth to cynical eff. Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom realizing that true democracy was both unrealistic and unworkable chose as the model of our government a republic whereby power resides in elected representatives given authority by the citizenry that elected them Under this model of government the most vital and important tool is the VoteHistory is awash in the blood of patriots who have fought and died for the Vote and yet today sixteen years into the 21st century forces are continually at work to destroy the Vote The saddest and most disturbing aspect of this campaign to steal citizens one and only democratic tool is that it is being done under the guise of a patriotic adherence to rigid interpretations of the US ConstitutionAri Berman an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone the New York Times and the Nation has published the definitive history of the Vote in this country emphasizing its importance to a healthy democratic process and determining the forces at work to destroy it in his book Give Us the Ballot The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America Berman s book begins on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama which was the site of a famous civil rights march led by the Rev Martin Luther King Jr in 1965 Violent armed police officers attacked nonviolent demonstrators trying to cross the bridge The nation was enraged by the sight of cruelty and viciousness of racist white Alabamans beating up unarmed peaceful black people who simply wanted to be able to vote in elections As a result President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law in 1965 Considered to be the most important and effective pieces of civil rights legislation ever enacted the VRA essentially put an end to the blatant discriminatory effects of Jim Crow which included literacy tests poll taxes and many other unconstitutional and immoral attempts by white supremacists to keep minorities from their right to Vote as decreed by the Fifteenth Amendment Improvements were noticed almost immediately after the signing The numbers of black registered voters began to climb higher and higher every election year The fight however continued to rage on Mexican Americans and other Hispanics in western states were running into similar problems that black people faced before 1965 Amendments were added to the VRA in 1975 by President Gerald Ford including reuiring some jurisdictions to have bilingual elections and significant voting law changes under Section 5 of the VRA What was originally designed to help African Americans now offered protection to Hispanics Native Americans and Asian AmericansThe VRA finally opened the door to the Vote to literally hundreds of thousands of Americans who were previously locked out It also helped to initiate the careers of many minorities looking to find jobs within the governmentUnfortunately detractors of the VRA continually tried to find ways to either circumvent the law or abolish it altogether As Jesse Jackson once said in 1981 in some back water counties throughout the country the VRA has been an Indian treaty Everybody signed it but nobody follows it p 153 Not surprisingly the overwhelming majority of anti VRA politicians are conservatives and Republicans While racism has been and always will be nonpartisan it s simply a statistical fact that the most virulent VRA opponents and those who have worked the hardest to weaken the law have been RepublicansInterestingly enough Republicans justify their anti VRA stance based on what they consider a pro civil rights approach claiming that in the decades since its inception the VRA has successfully managed to wipe out almost all vestiges of racism in the electoral arena therefore the law has outlived its usefulness Further they claim extending the law any further is in itself racist because it continues to fight racist state policies where no racism actually exists Many if not all conservatives against the VRA use the fear of potential uotas or proportional representation to defend their stance Armand Derfner of the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee LCDC calls this reasoning a scare tactic It was a fear that was not justified In a lot of cases we were talking about there were no blacks elected We were trying to get from none to some p 155 One of the vocal VRA detractors Abigail Thernstrom said Voting rights has become another immensely complex affirmative action issue distinctive only in not being acknowledged as such p 181 Likening VRA to affirmative action Republican politicians used this post racial color blind excuse to reduce the numbers of voters voting by targeting minorities senior citizens and poor people because statistically those groups tend to overwhelmingly vote DemocraticSadly in 2015 the anti VRA camp scored a major win when the US Supreme Court overturned Section 5 of the VRA which compelled states historically the Southern ones that have had the worst track record in voting rights violations to have voting changes approved by the federal government The justices who supported the overturning of Section 5 claimed that while at one point it was useful it was now an egregious example of federal overreachThe late Justice Antonin Scalia may he rot in peace said that support for the VRA was based on nothing than a phenomena that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement certainly not winning any friends that day except perhaps from fellow white supremacistsOne would think based on the logic of the VRA opponents that Section 5 violations would have noticeably decreased since 1965 In truth the number of Section 5 violations have actually increased as many states to be fair not just the southern ones continue to make voting changes that would reduce citizen access to the voting booths Since 1982 the Department of Justice has under Section 5 fought numerous discriminatory voting changes including 91 in Georgia 105 in Texas 112 in Mississippi 96 in Louisiana 73 in South Carolina 46 in Alabama and 45 in North Carolina p 242 And detractors think the law has outlived its usefulness howIt s almost inexplicable until one begins to realize that the targeting of poor minorities and people with limited access is actually a boon for Republicans In some cases it s not even people who are poor or with limited access It s just blatant attempts to make it harder for anybody to vote Citing cases of voting fraud that don t actually exist many conservative politicians have enacted strict voting laws in the name of protecting the sanctity of votingDavid Iglesias a US attorney for New Mexico says that voter fraud is like boogeyman parents use to scare their children It s frightening and it doesn t exist US attorneys have better things to do with their time than chasing voter fraud phantoms p 231 It has always irked me when I talk to someone who admits even brags that they never vote claiming that his or her vote doesn t matter or won t make a difference That kind of thinking is dangerousNow when people say that to me I can tell them that that kind of thinking is a slap in the face for all the countless people who have literally fought and died and are continuing to do so so that they could possess a right that they selfishly refuse to use

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review Give Us the Ballot The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America 100 Orts to limit political representation by gerrymandering electoral districts to the Supreme Court's recent stunning decision that declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act itself unconstitutional Berman tells the dramatic story of the pitched contest over the very heart of our democracy At this important historical moment Give Us the Ballot brings new insight to one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time. Well This was timely and depressing Voter suppression is foul and should be repudiated by both parties

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review Give Us the Ballot The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America 100 The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement And yet fifty years later we are still fighting heated battles over race representation and political power over the right to vote the central pillar of our democracy A groundbreaking narrative history of voting rights since 1965 Give Us the Ballot tells the story. An excellent description of the history of the Voting Rights Act and the profound threats facing the rights for all eligible citizens to vote While it can be a depressing read especially if the reader lived through the civil and voting rights battles of the 1960s this is a book that demands reading as the movement to restrict voting rights continues to gain momentum I recommend it highly


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