The Voting Rights Act at 50 - 4:36
with Spencer Overton of the The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Posted Mar 24, 2015
It's been 50 years since the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Spencer Overton, President of The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies discusses the state of the minority vote a half century later, and its impact on the future of race, politics and voting rights. Overton commented, "Voting is more racially polarized now than it was back in the 1960's... in terms of party voting and then also if you look into local elections... race is the most significant factor." Visit the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies at
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