Amidst more innuendo and nonsense from Phil Strach:
Dr. James LeLoudis II, an historian who specializes in the history of North Carolina and the American South, was called to the stand as a witness for the Plaintiffs on day ten of the federal lawsuit seeking to overturn VIVA.
Strach asked Leloudis if current black lawmakers enjoyed equal participation in the General Assembly. Leloudis said he was concerned about the broader political system and all citizens having a voice. "Policy comes out of an inclusive process," he said.
Hell, I'm not sure many members of the Republican majority enjoy "equal participation" in the process, much less African-American Dems in the minority. Debate has been stifled, Representatives have been strong-armed in caucus chambers, legislation has been rewritten and crammed through the voting process before people can even catch a breath. The outrages have been non-stop, and the African-American leader of the minority party Rep Larry Hall has to struggle just to get a few words in edge-wise. Equal participation? Don't make me laugh.