Chicano Channel Magazine: Justice Department Defends Blacks/Chicanos Again
Mr. O’s Justice Department today blocked Texas’ new voter identification law, saying it was done primarily to negatively affect the Chicano vote. The older Chicano population, who by the way have been voting legally forever, would be the most negatively affected because they may not be driving anymore, thus would not have a driver’s license anymore. The new changes would have also allowed for hunting licenses to be acceptable, but not student identifications. Among the younger and in their 20’s and 30’s, more Chicano/as have student identification than they do hunting licenses. Even among the older generation, while many Chicanos hunt, our numbers in hunting-license-holding-people is probably among the lowest when compared to other groups. This goes hand in hand with what Texas did recently also, which was to draw new political districts by carving up Chicano population centers, which also went to Court. People tell us to be fair to both sides politically and we try, but facts are facts and both of these “witch hunts” are led by Republican Legislators. There was no voter fraud problem, even the Texas Attorney General said he has prosecuted cases of voter fraud that amount to less than 1% of actual votes cast in Texas. Our political power has arrived and most of us don’t even realize it, but those dinosaurs that have held it forever do.
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