The main business that could get unnecessarily pinched is New Baby Products. They've been shoe-horned into a building that doesn't conform to some of the new standards, but nobody really wants to make them suffer. Plenty of Buckhead Betty housewives with a bun in the oven can be seen here picking out stollers and cribs for junior.
While I value the role that CL plays in the Atlanta media, I think that the you should require a higher standard than this drivel.
While the NAACP and other organizations should not give back any of the ground that they fought hard for, Westmoreland's proposal doesn't weaken the Voting Rights Act. He supports an ammendment to the Act that would use the same formula used in 1965 to determine the existance of voting access abuses - then apply it nationwide on a rolling basis after every presidential election. Districts that passed would not be subject to judicial pre-clearance. Those that failed would. This would effectively expand the scope of the VRA and provide checks against racism through-out the whole country.
Racism knows no boundaries. Why do we have to continue pretending that the South holds a lock on it?
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