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Was the Supreme Court right to rule against Alabama redistricting?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jun-8 by Showtalk; 333 views.
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Poll Question From Showtalk

Jun-8

Was the Supreme Court right to rule against Alabama redistricting?
  • Yes, communities of color deserve like representation5  votes
    55%
  • No, districting is not decided by race3  votes
    33%
  • Not legally but I agree with the SCOTUS decision anyway0  votes
    0%
  • I don't know1  vote
    11%
  • Other0  votes
    0%
Yes, communities of color deserve like representation 
No, districting is not decided by race 
Not legally but I agree with the SCOTUS decision anyway 
I don't know 
Other 
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-8

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Jun-8

Yes, redistricting has been used to nullify minorities before and will always be used in this way in the future unless you legislated against. 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-8

This is far more racist than anything that was set up before.  They have actually isolated Blacks from the rest of their state by doing this and have limited their representation rather than advance it.  It has essentially segregated Black voters into one congressional district.  That itself is racist and should offend everyone. Clarence Thomas spelled it out in his objection. The Voting Rights Act applies only to the ability of people of different races to get to the polls. It does not cover how they are represented.  The decision today violates the intent of the Constitution.  

  • Edited June 8, 2023 10:46 pm  by  Showtalk
The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Jun-8

Showtalk said:

Clarence Thomas spelled it out in his objection

The Clarence Thomas who appears to not be the most ethically inclined of any Supreme Court Justice maybe ever? Yeah, I'll be sure to take his opinion at face value.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2023/05/05/clarence-thomas-here-are-all-the-ethics-scandals-involving-the-supreme-court-justice-amid-new-revelations/?sh=43b2df8aab84

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-9

The racist attacks on Thomas are so offensive, we are not going to discuss them here. I’m out.

Gerrymandering, regardless of which side does it, is wrong and tends to skew various districts disproportionately to the side in power.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/geometry-reveals-the-tricks-behind-gerrymandering/

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-11

It’s supposed to be a system that represents the best interests of voters in their own districts.

WALTER784
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From: WALTER784 

Jun-11

Showtalk said...

It’s supposed to be a system that represents the best interests of voters in their own districts.

And government is supposed to work for the people... but sadly, neither of those are true!

In government, rarely are things the way they're supposed to be. In fact, almost 99.9% of the time, they're the exact opposite of what they should be.

FWIW

 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-12

Now it is. The left used to care about rights more than anything.

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