Holder Continues to Ignore Blatant Racial Discrimination in Guam

by Hans A. von Spakovsky

I’ve written before about the important challenge that has been filed against Guam’s racially exclusionary plebiscite that excludes whites and other non-Chamorro residents of the island from being able to register and vote (see here, here, and here).

The appeal in that case is going to be argued today before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Here’s the brief that has been filed in it and some more information about the case.

It’s disappointing but not surprising that the Obama administration, which challenges reasonable and common-sense practices like voter-ID laws that are not racially discriminatory, is missing in action in this case, where there clearly is racial discrimination being brazenly practiced by the territorial government. Attorney General Eric Holder actually visited Guam in July of 2012 but said not a word about the discriminatory practices of Guam or the failure of the U.S. attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands to do anything about it.

This on top of the Obama administration’s new race-based plan for dividing Hawaii up into racial and ethnic enclaves by recognizing “native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe and establishing a “government-to-government” relationship with a native Hawaiian government, which, as has been noted on NRO, is just as bad. Last week, I published a paper challenging this unconstitutional and discriminatory proposal