While some conservatives cling to unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud, civil rights activists are fighting to remove obstacles to the ballot 51 years after the Voting Rights Act passed. Like this election, the debate over voting rights is steeped in partisan politics and racism.
Efforts to reduce the exorbitant cost of phone calls from prisons have been met with much resistance. However, a nationwide network of grassroots organizations, lobbying groups, and activist attorneys has been successful in giving a voice to those who are incarcerated and their families, who can best speak to the exploitation and dehumanization that is endemic to mass incarceration in the United States.
It's not uncommon for non-Native people in the United States to assume that there are no Native Americans who live among them. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz attempts to dispell the myths that emerge from these assumptions in her book, "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.