The past isn’t even past:
A social media comment with racial undertones made by a Mississippi election commissioner sparked outrage across the state on the same weekend state legislators voted to retire the flag and its Confederate emblem.
“I’m concerned about voter registration in Mississippi,” the commissioner wrote. “The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too.”
Gail Welch’s comment caused an uproar Sunday, as screen shots of the comment spread quickly on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Welch said she has received calls and messages from all over the country about the post.
On Facebook, dozens of people shared their thoughts on the Welch’s words.
Of course, the position of the most powerful Republican lawyers in the country on voting rights is just this sentiment cleaned up to bear some occasional vague resemblance to legal reasoning.