Voting Rights Act at 50

Race, Politics, and Citizenship: The Voting Rights Act at 50

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On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, an expert roundtable examined the impact of and challenges facing the Voting Rights Act 50 years after its passage. Panelists explored several questions, including: What has been the impact of the Voting Rights Act on politics and elections in the United States? What does the Voting Rights Act mean in an increasingly diverse America? And what are the limitations of the Voting Rights Act, especially in light of the Supreme Court decision Shelby County v. Holder?

VRA at 50

Panelists: Kareem Crayton of CrimCard Consulting Services (seated in photo); Helen Ho of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (r); Samuel Aguilar of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (far-r); and moderator, Michael Kang of Emory Law School (not pictured).