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The Power of Now
50 years on, does the Voting Rights Act offer adequate protection?
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory practices used to stop Americans from casting a ballot. President Obama marked the occasion with civil rights leaders, cautioning that those rights are still at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Imani Clark, a student at Prairie View A&M University, voting rights scholar Kareem Crayton and Zoltan Hajnal of University of California, San Diego.
Steps Congress must take to ensure true freedom
As 50th Anniversary of VRA Nears, LDF Attorney Natasha Korgaonkar Explains Connection Between Voter Suppression and Sandra Bland's Police Encounter8/04/15
Sleepy county's history of discrimination
It's a process that has become all too familiar for civil rights lawyers this past year -- sitting at a computer poring over yet another video showing a state official killing or injuring another unarmed Black person. But hearing of the death of Sandra Bland in a Waller County, Texas, jail was especially challenging for me.