Hard to believe but there are a lot of people out there that believe the Civil Rights movement only got them a lease. I happen to work with one of them -- really nice guy. Sadly, someone has put it into the heads of many African American men and women that there is a deadline coming and that "white America" will decide to not let them keep their voting rights in 2007. My big problem with that is: Wouldn't that upset the 42 black members of the House Of Representatives and 1 black member of the Senate? Wouldn't you hear more outcry from them or the NAACP? Do you think that they would be effective members of Congress if they weren't able to share equal rights with their peers as well as constituents? But, I do think there are a lot of people out there that would like to tell black voters that one party is trying to remove their voice from the public forum. But, I think Chicken Little screaming, "The sky is falling," is more believable. Why? Because, I know a lot of Caucasians that would be right there kicking in doors if civil rights were cast aside. I'd be one of them.
BTW: The NAACP and the U.S. Department of Justice both addressed the issue in 1998 and both stated that the 15th amendment prohibits discrimination in voting. It is a basic right, regardless of race, and is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.