Rep. Jim Clyburn isn’t too pleased with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s rejection of the Voting Rights Act.
After Scalia described the Act as a “perpetuation of racial entitlement”, it “absolutely shocked” Clyburn.
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The Huffington Post reports that Clyburn says he’s immune to racist comments:
“I’m not easily surprised by anything, but that took me to a place I haven’t been in a long time. What Justice Scalia said, to me, was, ‘The 15th Amendment of the Constitution ain’t got no concerns for me because I’m white and proud.'”
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He continued to describe his reaction to Stalia’s words:
“When you have in 2012 … states making changes to their laws that you can look on their face and see that these changes will make it harder for minorities to have their votes affect the results that they intend, you say that we don’t need [the Voting Rights Act] anymore? Is this some kind of entitlement?” Clyburn asked. “Well, the Constitution of the U.S. is an entitlement for everybody.”
A request for comment from a Supreme Court spokeswoman in response to Clyburn’s remarks was not immediately returned.
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SOURCE: Huffington Post
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