Do the Media Ignore Voter Discrimination?

Journal-isms: Mainstream news outlets are underreporting how the issue affects people of color.

Media Fail to Detail U.S. Voter Disenfranchisement

As the nation’s first African-American president seeks re-election, new barriers are being proposed or implemented that could disenfranchise voters of color. Are mainstream media doing enough reporting on these efforts and identifying ones designed to reduce the impact on voters of color?” Nadra Kareem Nittle wrote Thursday for the Maynard Institute.

“Specifically, social justice activists say, the media haven’t demonstrated how people of color are disproportionately affected by tactics that include voter identification laws, a purge of registered voters in Florida and measures that make it more difficult for community groups to register voters.

“These are reminiscent of historical deterrents such as literacy tests, poll taxes and confusing registration procedures that minorities have encountered while trying to vote.”

Khalil Abdullah, New America Media: Haitian-Americans Feel Chill of Florida’s Voting Purge

George E. Curry, National Newspaper Publishers Association: Florida Is Again the [Laughingstock] of America

Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Attack on voting rights has a deja vu vibe

Marisa Treviño, Latina Lista: New data shows the power of the Latino vote is no bluff

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