Racism Makes a Comeback in America

America may have elected its first black president, but more and more the country appears to be returning to its racist past, writes Global Grind's Michael D'Antuono.

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More and more the country appears to be returning to its racist past, with incidents of political and social unrest and injustice surfacing almost daily, Michael D'Antuono argues in a piece at Global Grind.

America is returning to what it once was. Unfortunately, I'm not referring to its dominance as the world's only super power or its economic peak, but rather its racist roots. How can I say that when we have a (half) black president? Just check out this week's news.

The Supreme Court just undid 48 years of racial progress by dismantling the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It took the great state of Texas less than two hours to enact the most stringent voter ID law in the country. And now they are working furiously at redistricting their voting maps to further disenfranchise minorities. These measures were previously considered in violation of the now defunct Voting Rights Act ...

The fact that the Supreme Court made it possible for Texas, along with many other states, to create voting restrictions aimed to suppress minorities from voting suggests a racist government. Sadly, it seems America is becoming a shining example of backwards progress in social and racial justice.

Read Michael D'Antuono's entire piece at Global Grind.

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