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The Right To Vote? Perhaps Not, Says Fordham’s Gadfly.

The Gadfly, published by Checker Finn’s Fordham Foundation, announced in its latest issue that the people of Washington DC, predominantly African-American, probably don’t deserve the right to elect representatives to Congress held by the rest of the American people. It seems that DC’s non-voting representative, distinguished civil rights movement figure Eleanor Holmes Norton, had the nerve to disagree with Fordham and oppose the voucher system imposed on DC schools by a Republican Congress that ignored the wishes of the people of the district.

At Extra Credit, James Forman Jr. takes apart the Fordham position. For anyone concerned with the intersection of race and education, this is a must read.