Re "Feds' power reined in on voting rights law" (Page A1, June 26): Government used to suppress the minority vote with poll taxes and the grandfather clause. That's why we had a Voting Rights Act.
Now, it's voter ID laws and long lines at polling places in minority neighborhoods. They used to keep minorities out of the universities with bad schools in minority neighborhoods. That's why we had affirmative action.
Schools in minority neighborhoods are still bad, and minorities are still underrepresented in the universities, but affirmative action is gone. Say hello to the new Jim Crow.
-- Robert Glassburner, Davis