The Modern Voting Rights Movement, Single Member Districts, and Black Office Holding

As a teenager, I proudly told my first black friends that I was colorblind. I thought I was saying the right thing, telling them that race doesn’t matter to me. I now realize how sickeningly smug that sounds. I know they weren’t color blind. I have chosen to feel varying degrees of fury over the headline names – Henry Glover, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Michael Brown, Dajerria Becton, Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald. I am privileged to have the choice of whether to feel enraged, or simply
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