Coffee Rhetoric: Voter suppression
Showing posts with label Voter suppression. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Voter suppression. Show all posts

September 24, 2012

Intersection of Madness & Reality- Black People & Voter Suppression



I am exploring a new feature here on Coffee Rhetoric. As I still consider this a personal blog platform where I'm the sole writer and contributor and hadn't really entertained the prospect of featuring other work, this election year is stretched tighter than an aging Hollywood actress’s face. As aware as I fancy myself to be, I’m not well-versed in the art of writing about political issues… at least not with enough insight and snark as I insert into other ramblings. Writing about the social impact of popular-culture, the arts, film, etc. is more my speed. So I “stay in my lane” as it were, with little to no regret. However, one of my favorite online platforms features a lot of interesting content and is predominantly political in its approach. I can't think of a better blog to cross-posts from. Going forth, I will be re-publishing excerpts from Intersection of Madness & Reality’s more highly-charged posts on politics, political figures, and related content, on a frequent basis, starting now…


Voter Suppression: We Survived the Slave Ships; Those Voter ID Laws Ain’t Shit to Black Folks


By Rippa; Orig. published Sept. 22, 2012


Listen; in 2016 it could very well be nearly impossible to cast a vote if you’re African-American. Given the way things are playing out right now, Barack Obama winning in November could be the end of the black vote. If you think his 2008 victory pissed off the GOP, wait till you see what happens once he secures a second term. If you think they made it harder for “certain people” to vote this year, you ain’t seen nothing yet. White Supremacy will be so mad that Obama kicked its ass twice in a row that they’ll make it even harder for us to vote. Yep, Jim Crow will be back like a mu’fugga.