Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Harris-Perry Slams Scalia On Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court is considering oral arguments regarding the fate of Section Five of the Voting Rights Act, which covers states that have a history of discrimination. During the arguments, Justice Antonin Scalia said that the Voting Rights Act represents a "perpetuation of racial entitlement." In an open letter to Scalia, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry objected to this definition and made the case for the continuation of the Voting Rights Act, particularly in view of recent attempts at voter suppression. Watch:

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