May 23, 2017

The Supreme Court handed down a number of rulings Monday, but most weren’t on major cases. The most newsworthy was a 5-3 ruling that North Carolina illegally drew Congressional districts along racial lines to stuff black voters into two districts. But the case has been in court so long that the district lines have already been redrawn.

Mostly, it shows how difficult it is for legislatures to keep up with the ever-changing standards for what’s politically correct.

Democrats once demanded that some districts be drawn so that African-American voters would be in the majority, to insure people of color would have elected representation in Congress. Now, they decry majority-minority districts as racist attempts to shove all people of color into a handful of districts. If black voters are divided up into more districts and that results in fewer black candidates winning, will they denounce what they’re now demanding as racist again? Maybe someday we’ll get to the point where we can all agree that what’s racist (or sexist) is just assuming that all voters will vote only for candidates who look just like them.


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  • Phyllis Morgan

    05/23/2017 04:31 PM

    The most disappointing decision was that the Supreme Court refused to hear the North Carolina Voter I.D. bill. At this point, I'm really wondering if John Roberts is a conservative. I am a proud Deplorable from Raleigh, NC.