Stop and Frisk vs. Voting Rights Act: The Importance of Contextual Discourse

Question:  What do you get when you discuss a racial discrimination issue in a racial context? Answer:  You get a policy that makes the racial discrimination illegal. Question:  What do you get when you discuss a racial discrimination issue in a non-racial context? Answer:  You get the invalidation of a policy that makes the racial…

President Obama’s Response on Voting Rights Act Fuels Belief that Race Doesn’t Matter

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in a 5-4 vote ruled that parts of the Voting Rights Act are no longer valid. Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the majority, stated the rationale for the repeal is that the country has changed for the better. The conditions over the past 50 years that required…