Not many of you will know that in 2012 fast-food giant Wendy’s took the top spot in “average service time,” as measured by Quick Service Restaurant magazine. In a mere two minutes and 10 seconds or so you can have what you went to Wendy’s to get.
Now, imagine that you came across a statistic that showed this about Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants:
Imagine that you came across statistics that indicated, here in twenty-first century America, that it took almost twice as long for people of color to get their burgers and fries than it did white folks. Presumably, that would upset most Americans, even conservative Americans. Right?
Then why doesn’t this very real statistic, which I grabbed from Martin Bashir’s show on MSNBC, upset most Americans, including conservative Americans:
In honor of today’s 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, how about finding a way to fix this voting disparity—whatever the cause—as opposed to “fixing” other problems that don’t exist, the so-called fixes tending to make it more difficult for people of color to exercise a much more important right than a right to fast and greasy food?
Reminder: More than 90% of Senate Republicans supported the legislation in 1965 and more than 80% of House Republicans did so, which represented higher percentages than Democrats, who still had many conservative southerners in the ranks.