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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 03:48 PM

143. The question is about what laws we could pass regarding social justice. You suggest voting rights

acts and that is good - we need that bill made stronger than the first voting rights act and we need it to cover more states than it did. Another one is the bill that is in congress regarding a voting day holiday. Doing something about gerrymandering would help but I don't think we can do that. Likewise voter ID issues are states issues. We would need to make laws in each state.

However, all the other laws you suggested are economic justice laws dealing with economic issues.

The biggest social justice issue we are dealing with right now is police violence and mass incarcerations. Here there are things that the feds could UNdo to make a difference. They could stop the militarization of the police and repeal the tough on crime laws made in the 90s that have caused mass incarceration. They could also end the useless war on drugs. We not only need to make new laws we need to get rid of some.

As to making policy changes - can we make laws at the federal level that would disallow targeting by racial profiling and excess enforcement of the types of pithy little crimes that black people have been losing their lives for such as a broken taillight, jaywalking, selling cigs our of their own pack, running, looking at a toy gun in WalMart, playing with a toy gun in the park, etc.

But all of these issues stem from attitudes toward POC. What kind of law can we make that will change that? That is the problem this OP is asking about. In the Civil Rights movement MLK used religious laws to back his attack on attitudes. He challenged hate for what it was - a sin. The closest we have come to a law regarding this is a hate crime but it is so narrowly defined that it does not touch the situation we see today. I honestly do not know how we get at the answer to this question. First we will have to recognize how we are part of it and let the change start with us. But then where?

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