Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act serves as the constitutional response to the sins of voting discrimination perpetrated against minorities. The Founders of the Fifteenth Amendment envisioned the extinction of voting discrimination towards minorities and the prosperity of a government that is responsive to all Americans. Unfortunately, some states in the Union continued to block minorities from participating in elections through legal, political, and social means.
Recommended CitationRomero, Oscar (2020) "The Constitutionality of Section 5," Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 25
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