One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy / Carol Anderson ; foreword by Senator Dick Durbin ; with a new afterword by the author.
Contributor(s): Durbin, Richard J. (Richard Joseph) [writer of foreword.]Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019Edition: Paperback editionDescription: xv, 349 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781635571394; 1635571391Subject(s): African Americans -- Suffrage | Minorities -- Suffrage -- United States | Suffrage -- United States | Race discrimination -- Political aspects -- United States | African Americans -- Suffrage | Minorities -- Suffrage | Race discrimination -- Political aspects | Suffrage | United StatesDDC classification: 324.62089 An2326o 2018 LOC classification: JK1924 | .A54 2019JK1924 | .A54 2019b
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A history of disfranchisement -- Voter ID -- Voter roll purge -- Rigging the rules -- The Resistance -- At the crossroads of half slave, half free -- Afterword : "we are going to warrior up."
Most of us are well aware that there is something fundamentally broken about the way we vote, but not why. In One Person, No Vote, the author chronicles a timely, comprehensive, and powerful indictment of the history of brutal race-based vote suppression, and its many modern iterations- from voter ID requirements and voter purges to election fraud, and stolen elections. She also traces the related history of the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. All of this shows makes apparent the ways in which American elections are neither free no fair. --