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Marcia Fudge D-OH: discrimination persists in U.S.
Says both President Obama and minority voters are treated differently.
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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11th District Democrat Marcia Fudge meeting with constituents in Akron
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11th District Congresswoman Marcia Fudge says racial discrimination is still evident in America 50 years after the Civil Rights Act.  The Democrat told the Akron Press Club today that recent restrictions on voting are aimed at limiting minorities’ votes.
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Congresswoman Marcia Fudge says great strides have been made in the past 50 years, but she believes President Obama is being treated differently than President George W. Bush was -  partly because of race.

“Despite the fact America went to war over non-existent weapons of mass destruction, no member of Congress disrespectfully shouted out at a state of the union address ‘You lie.’”

Fudge doesn’t call it “racism” by name but a “latent discomfort with minorities.”

“And as bad as I believe President George Bush will go down in history as one of the worst presidents this country has ever had I never one day wanted him to fail.”

Fudge says access to voting should be easier but state laws passed around the country have made it harder for minorities, the elderly and students to vote.  She told reporters Congress should pass some national standards on voting.

" I think we should look at -at least- a base by which no state can go below.”

Marcia Fudge says she does reach across the aisle in Congress and tries to remain friendly with her Republican counterparts.  She calls Republican House Leader John Boehner a friend.  

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