The Weeds is Vox's podcast for politics and policy discussions. Every Tuesday, Jonquilyn Hill and guests take a deep dive into the policies shaping our world — from immigration to climate change to crypto and more. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Buckle up for another trip in the Weeds Time Machine! Today, we are going back in time to 1965 to talk about one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in American history: the Voting Rights Act. Once again, its fate is in the hands of the Supreme Court. Professor Atiba R. Ellis walks us through the legislative and judicial history of this landmark policy.
Brief amici curiae of Boston University Center for Antiracist Research & Professor Atiba R. Ellis
Atiba Ellis: Using Memes to Break Out of Voter Fraud Talk
The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Electorate | Pew Research Center
Voting Rights Act (1965) | National Archives
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