Friday, June 28, 2013

DOMA and Voting Rights: More Articles on Struggle for Gay Rights and Civil Rights for People of Color as One Struggle

Here are some good articles published in the last day or so on the importance of linking the struggle for rights for people of color and gay rights in the U.S.--and on how gay Americans should not celebrate the striking down of DOMA without standing in solidarity with people of color in the struggle to secure and maintain voting rights:

Peter Laarman at Religion Dispatches, "Eyes on the Prize, Rainbow People! A Post-DOMA Challenge"

Nan Hunter at The Nation, "Equality Under Law--Now You See It, Now You Don't"

Jamie Manson at National Catholic Reporter, "The Supreme Court Giveth and Taketh Away"

Colleen Baker at Enlightened Catholicism, "SCOTUS on Wednesday Provides Cover for the Agenda of Tuesday"

Alan McCornick at Hepzibah, "Open the Champagne"

Todd Clayton at Truthdig, "Marriage Equality and White Supremacy"

Jamie Manson:

LGBT activists and their allies know that, even in light of these historic victories, there is still much work ahead. The Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act serves as a cautionary tale of how, decades after they are won and codified, civil rights can be gradually dismantled or undermined. 
Even as we reap the fruits of justice, we must always be watchful that the arc of the moral universe continues to bend, not boomerang.

And she's right. 

On the graphic and its source, please see this previous posting.

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