>>110456954>racism is mostly dead outside of certain communities
Bullshit, racists have just learned to be smarter about their prejudices. They're not as open about them and exude it in other, more subtle ways. Even worse, some get into government and write laws to disenfranchise people in abstracted language.
For example, in Texas there's places that will only allow voting during early hours in certain areas. People with more money that live closer can easily vote, but the people who live further away where it's cheaper have to spend more time traveling. A lot of black people struggle with poverty, so they just so happen to be unable to vote like the white people that live closer to voting centers. What an unfortunate coincidence.
Gerrymandering also takes advantage of this. Certain laws may be in place that while districts can be redrawn, they have to include a certain percentage of black people. So a politician knows that he lives in a heavily black area, and is unsure he can get their vote. But wait a minute, his party redrew the districts last year. And it just so happens that in his district there's a prison that holds hundreds of black inmates. The law only says there have to be a certain percentage of black people, it didn't say they had to be eligible to vote. And given that his district has this prison, there's probably several hundred or a few thousand other ex-convicts who aren't allowed to vote either, due to a state law passed a few decades back. So this politician running for office in a heavily black area still wins with the white vote. Since the redistricting also included a few wealthy, mostly white neighborhoods, too. How convenient.
And there's plenty of other states or counties that seem have registration laws that just so happen to inconvenience minorities with almost laser precision. Racism is alive and well, and it's a constant. Only in recent decades have we realized the pitfalls of positive discrimination, too, we got a ways to go.