Cooper defended laws blocking same sex marriage in California and Bob Jones University’s right to block interracial dating. Even Abraham Lincoln who personally opposed slavery was perfectly content to let it exist. The Supreme Court has often come behind to weaken what was legislated.
The Emancipation Proclamation only applied to those states seceding from the Union and didn’t apply to Kentucky and Missouri. The Supreme Court has always protected the rich and the white. There has never been a Civil Rights Act or Voter Rights Act that was not ultimately diluted by the Supreme Court.
Because of gerrymandering, too many people have “safe seats” where there is disincentive to take a stand against racism.
Hopefully the Obama/Holder effort to fight gerrymandering will have some effect.
They consider him a “good friend.” They point to a couple meaningless votes where he joined the majority and his name on a couple documents where he played no significant role as proof he’s no racist.
He’s discriminated or promoted hate against Black people, Mexicans, Asians, other Hispanics and Native Americans. Photo: Trump has given us Steve Bannon, a white supremacist, and placed him next door to the Oval Office.There is now a dichotomy where the worst thing in the world is to be “called” racist. It struck me while listening to all the Senators explaining their support for Jeff Sessions, the new Attorney General.To a person they remarked on their personal relationship.Despite that, voter turnout in America is so low that no seat need be safe if a concerted effort is directed.We must call out the friends of racists who offer cover and support.