John Oliver Explains Outdated, Racist Logic Behind Restricting Puerto Rican Voting Rights

March 9, 2015 7:56 PM

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As crowds marked the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Ala. over the weekend, comedian John Oliver pointed out on Sunday that millions of Americans still go without basic voting rights.

Those born in several U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam, are U.S. citizens but aren't able to vote for president or have a representative in Congress that can vote. The British star noted that this is partly because of the racist thinking that prevailed among U.S. political leaders in...

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