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Readers React: Honor Jimmy Carter by repairing the Voting Rights Act

To the editor: It is splendid to see President Jimmy Carter finally getting the recognition he so justly deserves for his long-held progressive stand on race relations. It is only too sad that it has taken some 40 years and his serious illness to bring it about. (“How Jimmy Carter championed civil rights — and Ronald Reagan didn’t,” Op-Ed, Sept. 3)

Let’s hope this begins a trend to reverse the conservative agenda exemplified by the Supreme Court’s 2013 gutting of the Voting Rights Act. Carter deserves no less, as do all citizens of our country.

David B. Housh, Glendora

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To the editor: A recent Time magazine cover carried Donald Trump’s face with the headline “Deal With It.” What a contrast between the angst-driven, race-baiting attitude of today and an era when Carter’s face emblazoned the cover with “Dixie Whistles a Different Tune.”

Personally, I would like to see a less confrontational approach, but I realize civility among political candidates will probably be a long time coming. (But I can still dream.)

Kathryn Louyse, Glendale

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