How an outdated practice is undermining voting power for people of color

September 12, 2016

By Charles Paul Hoffman

In the spring of 2013, a coalition of progressive groups led by the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter united to protest a string of regressive laws enacted by the state’s Republican-dominated legislature. Over just a few months, North Carolina’s legislature rejected Medicaid expansioncut unemployment benefitsraised taxes on the poor, and enacted a draconian voter ID law.