A black woman wanted to vote

from the New York Times:

But since the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 ruling in the voting-rights case,Shelby County v. Holder, critics argue, the blatant efforts to keep minorities from voting have been supplanted by a blizzard of more subtle changes. Most conspicuous have been state efforts like voter ID laws or cutbacks in early voting periods, which critics say disproportionately affect minorities and the poor. Less apparent, but often just as contentious, have been numerous voting changes enacted in counties and towns across the South and elsewhere around the country.

 A black woman wanted to vote.
Officials said “Show us a note”
“that proves you are you,”
“not some bugaboo –“
“before you’re thrown into the moat!” 

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