This article by Hans Von Spakovsky gives me a chance to tell you about a panel discussion taking place in Charlotte on Monday night.
Michel Martin of NPR will host the discussion on voting rights and Von Spakovsky will be on the panel along with Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Pam Fessler, an NPR correspondent and Michael Dickerson, the Director of the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.
The event will be held at the McGlohon Theatre in Charlotte from 7 – 9 pm.
If you can’t get to Charlotte, then Von Spakovsky’s latest article “Shades of Jim Crow at the Justice Department” is the next best thing. In this article, Von Spakovsky writes that the lawsuit filed by the NC NAACP, League of Women Voters and the Department of Justice against North Carolina’s voter reform law makes it “clear that these self-appointed champions of minorities have a thoroughly patronizing attitude toward black and Hispanic Americans.”
He takes a long look at the witnesses produced by the NC NAACP and the U.S. Justice Department in the preliminary injunction hearing in Winston-Salem last July. Two witnesses, both professors, one from MIT and the other from the University of Wisconsin, described African-American and Hispanic voters in North Carolina as being less capable than white voters. Von Spakovsky writes,
According to them, minority voters are “less sophisticated” and don’t have the same ability as white voters to register to vote, to even find their polling place, or to be informed about the candidates and the issues in the election.
Listen very carefully to the liberal Left when they talk about why it’s more difficult for minorities to vote and register to vote than white voters. They can only attempt to make a case by demeaning the people they say they are helping.