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A Ruling on Racial Progress

AppraisHer Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 10:45 PM
If the United States and every white American man, woman, child, zygote and fetus wasn't perceived as continually, chronically and perpetually racist, the democrats would have no reason for being.

I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or "preclearance," on any changes to their election laws.

Stewartstown has just over a thousand souls in it and is 99 percent white. In 1970, when it was put under the authority of Section 5, the census listed two blacks out of its 1,008 residents. Pinkham's Grant boasts nine residents, and it must also beg Washington for permission...