Paula Deen, voting rights and the ‘New South’

Filed in National by on June 26, 2013

Paula Deen Supreme Court Voting Rights Act

People have changed.

That seems to be the imputes behind a divided Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act. The court ruled 5-4 that Section 4 under the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, twisting logic to determine that discrimination isn’t rampant enough in Southern states to warrant continued restrictions.

Someone should introduce them to Paula Deen.

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Rob Tornoe is a local cartoonist and columnist, and can be seen in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, The News Journal, and the Dover Post chain of newspapers. He's also a contributor to Media Matters and WHYY. Web site: Twitter: @RobTornoe

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  1. cassandra_m says:

    Frankly, I’m tired of hearing about Paula Deen. But I do think that we see an interesting phenomenon here — portions of government working at holding on to ways of suppressing people of color, while we see business interests working overtime to disassociate themselves with people who might have been guilty of it.

    Someone on NPR this AM made the point that Paula Deen makes her money by being a caricature of the South and she is losing her money because people believed that caricature. This strikes me as quite right — and you have to be alot more skilled than Paula to be able to pull hat off in an era where groups have suited up to deprive the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh of their advertisers.

    Has anyone seen this bit of idiocy from Paula Deen?

  2. cassandra m says: