Roland Martin: Don’t Just Get Mad Over Voting Rights Act; Get Even

Roland Martin: Don’t Just Get Mad Over Voting Rights Act; Get Even

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By Roland S. Martin, Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com

There is something wholesome and liberating about being madder than hell.

Some folks say getting hot and bothered does nothing but raise your blood pressure. But I’ve always felt that burning, seething, righteous indignation serves as a great motivator. It gives you a clear sense of the enemy and, when times get tough, can rekindle the fighting inner spirit.

Moments after the U.S. Supreme Court this week weakened the Voting Rights Act in a 5-4 decision, the statements of anger from civil rights leaders and advocates came flooding in.

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who has a steel plate in his head today after nearly being killed marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the right to vote, issued a blistering critique of the court.  read entire post here

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