“The Supreme Court”

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By Rasheed Z Baaith“They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah; therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.”In his book “ON ACCOUNT OF RACE: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and The Ravaging of African American Voting Rights”, Lawrence Gold-stone wrote “Beginning in 1876, the Supreme Court systematically dismantled both the equal protection guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment and what seemed to be the right to vote in the Fifteenth.”He went on to write in that same book, “None of this was done in the shadows-those determined to wrest the vote from Black Americans could not have been more boastful in either intent or execution.” It is the same today. Those determined to abridge our voting rights and so much more are depending upon this Supreme Court to ratify their bigoted intent to diminish our citizenship.The Supreme Court has always allowed itself to be a tool of those who would oppress, deny and exclude individuals who were “other” than themselves or court petitioners for the sanction of racism. All of the so-called Civil Rights legislation is now under attack. There is belief that Brown vs Board of Education Topeka, Kansas may well be overturned...

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