Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969. Formerly the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963, he became president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
IT IS one of America's greatest laws, and one of the least understood. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 forced Southern states to let black Americans vote. In theory, they already had that right, but Southern whites found ways to prevent them from exercising it, such as impossible-to-pass “literacy” tests, selectively applied. The act banned all such tricks, thus removing a terrible stain on American democracy and paving the way, four decades later, for the election of the nation's first black president.
Yet parts of the act are still subject to legal challenge. Given its iconic status, many Americans find this confusing. Some even imagine that the act itself is in peril, which it is not. But one of its provisions could be on borrowed time, judging by the subtext of a Supreme Court ruling this week.
It was clear, when the act was passed, that Southern whites would try to subvert it. So Congress included a temporary emergency provision, Section 5, requiring districts with a history of discrimination to win approval from the federal Justice Department before changing even the smallest electoral rule, such as moving a polling station. Section 5 was supposed to last until 1970. But Congress keeps extending it, and it is now scheduled to expire in 2031. @economist.com
Grim reality of why the West's white race is now a dying breed
White women in western societies are producing on average fewer, sometimes much fewer, than 2.1 children per woman - the number of children required for the maintenance of a population.
According to suicide prevention expert, Dr. Christine Moutier, white, middle-aged men account for 70% of deaths from suicide each year.
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