The problems in a region of Antelope Valley have come as the city has gone from being majority white to a majority black and Hispanic community. According to the Department of Justice, “Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s (LASD) Lancaster and Palmdale, both of which are located in the Antelope Valley, engaged in a pattern or practice of stops, searches, and seizures and excessive force in violation of the Constitution and federal law.”
For years, there has been an assumption made that African-Americans are largely discriminated against at the voting booth, well now that assumption has been turned into a fact. According to a new study conducted by Dr. Cathy Cohen of Univ. of Chicago and Jon Rogowski of Washington Univ., voter identification laws are applied unevenly across racial groups and have significant discriminatory effects on Black and Latino youth under age 30.
- Young Hispanics Stymied at Ballot Box (hispanicbusiness.com)
- How voter ID kept minority youths from the polls in 2012 (tv.msnbc.com)
- Dr. Darron Smith: Has President Obama Abandoned Black Folks? | Black Blue Dog (habariganiamerica.com)
- Divine Scrutiny In The Voting Booth – God Is Watching (crookedcrosses.wordpress.com)