There are millions of Americans who don't vote and don't think that what happens in Washington affects their everyday lives. However, there are two cases coming up before the Supreme Court that may hit them over the head like a sledgehammer.
In the next term, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on affirmative actionand the Voting Rights Act of 1965. If either or both are overturned, Republican extremists will be well on their way to achieving the radical reform they want for America—without winning a single vote.
Affirmative action is the reason there is diversity in the American workforce and on college campuses throughout the nation. It has allowed the disabled, women, blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and other non-white groups to have access to opportunities they didn't have before the law was passed.
Now imagine how drastically America would change if affirmative action is erased. Suddenly, colleges could legally refuse to admit anyone who is not white or male, or of a specific religion. The same would hold true for employers.
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