Has America changed since the 1960s? Yes. Selma and Birmingham no longer happen. Is racism gone? Ohhhhhh, no. And racism, bigotry and, well, raw political power get manifested in different ways nowadays. This is why the result of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of parts of the Voting Right Act is likely to be reduced opportunities for blacks, Latinos -- really, anyone who's not white and conservative -- to vote. That means we won't see a return of the dark tactics of poll taxes and literacy tests -- again, American has changed in the last half-century. That does mean we'll see the continued proliferation of voter ID bills in Republican-dominated statehouses, especially ones in states where minorities -- Democratic party-friendly minorities -- could be inhibited enough from voting to keep the GOP in office.