So he’s saying racism in 2013 is worse than 1963? How does he explain the black president America elected and then re-elected?
Civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis (R-GA) spoke out against the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act decision on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon. Lewis predicted that the Court’s ruling will spur protests from “thousands of people” of all races and insisted that protections for minority voters are even “more relevant today than back in 1963.”
“I think what happened today with the Supreme Court will motivate hundreds and thousands of people, African-American, Latino, White, Asian-American, Native American, men, women, students, to come out,” Lewis told Andrea Mitchell. “The vote is precious. It is sacred.”