cease in the foreseeable future. Those who hold illegitimate power will not give it up voluntarily. As Frederick Douglass stated in 1857, "Power concedes nothing without a struggle; it never has and it never will."
In fact, election law and regulation changes in many areas of the South have not even been submitted to the Justice Department in violation of the Section 5 preclearance clause. The abuses of the Voting Rights Act are such that enforcement of Section 5 must be continued and , if possible, increased. There are southern voices which have claimed embarrassment because of having to comply with the Voting Rights Act, but the continued violations demonstrate that the embarrassment has not brought about repentance.
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