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A Ruling on Racial Progress

Wallac Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 3:34 PM
Not the point, the point is that they deserve the same justice, rights, and freedom white experience, no more, no less. White get hand outs, blacks get handouts, whites pay taxes, blacks pay taxes, in other words equal treatment, equal sacrifice. We are all in this together whether you like it or not. The country is not racist, it people like you who make it that way.

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...