Anderson Quoted in ‘The New York Times’ Article about 2020 Voting Conditions

Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was recently quoted in an article about contemporary voting conditions in The New York Times. Anderson, who published One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy in 2018, argues that the difficulties citizens encounter in the process of trying to vote are by no means accidental. Read an excerpt of the article below along with the full piece here: “What It’s Been Like to Vote in 2020 So Far.”

“How much of a hassle it is to vote is generally a matter of design, not accident, according to Carol Anderson, the author of ‘One Person, No Vote’ and a professor of African-American studies at Emory University. ‘Long lines are deliberate, because they deal with the allocation of resources,’ Professor Anderson said. She said it’s frustrating to see long lines reported in the news media as evidence of voter enthusiasm: ‘What they really show is government ineptness. And oftentimes a deliberate deployment of not enough resources in minority communities.'”