succumbing to peer pressure

Monday, September 12, 2005

I'm beginning to think it's my destiny to live in/move to states that do incredibly backwards, embarrassing things.

In 1966, the Supreme Court held that the poll tax was unconstitutional. Nearly 40 years later, Georgia is still charging people to vote, this time with a new voter ID law that requires many people without driver's licenses - a group that is disproportionately poor, black and elderly - to pay $20 or more for a state ID card. Georgia went ahead with this even though there is not a single place in the entire city of Atlanta where the cards are sold. The law is a national disgrace.


Blogger Flash!topian said...

Yee haw, sister! That'll teach them Negros to take goldamned liberal public transportation!

Seriously, honey, along with hurricane refugees, I think NYC has a structure in place for absorbing southerners betrayed by a government so foul and low-dealing that it short-changes its human occupants because they are kept unaware of how deeply bureaucracy will fuck them.

Mark and I talked a lot about the movie Zardoz tonight and the particular class-difference paradigm therein seems familiar at this moment...

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