smdxn:

Everyone Needs to Read Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s Scathing Dissent on Texas’ Voter ID Law

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," she wrote.
Ginsburg notes that the law could may prevent more than 600,000 registered Texas voters (about 4.5% of all registered voters) from voting, and “a sharply disproportionate percentage of those voters are African-American or Hispanic.”
"The potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement counseled hesitation before disturbing the District Court’s findings and final judgment," she wrote. "Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970."

smdxn:

Everyone Needs to Read Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s Scathing Dissent on Texas’ Voter ID Law

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," she wrote.

Ginsburg notes that the law could may prevent more than 600,000 registered Texas voters (about 4.5% of all registered voters) from voting, and “a sharply disproportionate percentage of those voters are African-American or Hispanic.”

"The potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement counseled hesitation before disturbing the District Court’s findings and final judgment," she wrote. "Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970."

YOU’VE BEEN PEELING AN ORANGE WRONG

sistabigtheoriginalpoet:

merrybrides:

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You’ll never peel an orange the same way again. 

Did you know you’ve been peeling an orange wrong?

Check this out:

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Mind. Blown.

This technique works best with mandarin oranges, but just for good measure I tried it out on a Valencia orange as well. Simply lop off the ends, make a small incision in the side and carefully open to reveal easy-to-eat orange segments. 

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You’re welcome.

😮😯😵😲

Comedian Hannibal Buress: ‘Bill Cosby Is A Rapist’

danifran16:

scandalousbazinga:

redrubied:

oh wait what is this?

this isn’t a secret though, everyone knows about this .. I was really disappointed the first time I heard about it

Nah, it’s still pretty unknown. It’s never been a major news story here. Most people see Bill Cosby as good guy and father figure.

In Wake of 'Gotham' Controversy Comes 'Painted Down' - New Doc Chronicling Struggles & Hard Fought Victories of Black Stunt People

back-of-the-bus:

blessedbeyoundmeasure15:

back-of-the-bus:

iknowwhythesongbirdsings:

back-of-the-bus:

Ya’ll hear about this?  I’m looking at Gotham like

Yes - the story circulated on Tumblr last week or the week before. It’s horrific.

Wow, I missed it.  I will have to check out this doc though.  Gotham has a strike against it.  One more and I’m done.  You don’t get three chances with me.

Damn….what I miss?

They used a white stunt double with “dark makeup” and a wig for a black actress.  Apparently it is not a new practice.

Worst Advice Ever: Tavis Smiley Is Telling Minorities Not To Vote (VIDEO)

geejayeff:

miamimiscan:

geejayeff:

addictinginfo:

Worst Advice Ever: Tavis Smiley Is Telling Minorities Not To Vote (VIDEO)

Sometimes, it’s shocking how some on the left can sound so similar to those on the right. One clear example is Tavis Smiley, who has been whining about the Obama administration since before day one. Like those on the right, Smiley seems to expect the President to represent African-Americans first. Where he differs is that he sees Obama as a traitor to his race for not curing poverty. The other,…

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“I’m not suggesting that people ought to stay at home and sit on their hands but what I’m suggesting is neither party has focused clearly on the issues of black and brown voters to inspire them and motivate them to turnout in 2014,” Smiley added. “And we may say the same thing in 2016.”

Do not fall for this “A pox on both their houses” okey doke! The Democratic party can definitely be a disappointment. But not voting OR voting third party only leaves the Republicans in control. 

This cynicism only serves to keep the power in the hands of the very people we oppose. They are AFRAID to let us vote. So don’t waste it

Of course he wants RebpUGHs in office, his job is to complain…he does that regardless.

This is why you really have to side-eye folks that make their money off just criticizing.

This dead-eyed shark really need to STFU. He’s still salty because President Obama refused to kiss his ring, and still won’t pay him any mind.

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

teafortwo29:

This does not shock me at all.

cartoonpolitics:

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." .. (H. L. Mencken)

cartoonpolitics:

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." .. (H. L. Mencken)