Before you jump in the comments to say that it is, answer this question:
When have African Americans had unfettered access to the vote?
With everything that is going on in Wisconsin, and Michigan. With the voter purges (of mostly Black and Brown people) in Ohio and other places. With North Dakota enacting a voter ID law that makes it plain that it was targeting First Nations. With Florida trying to reverse the vote that re-enfranchises 1.4 million people (most of whom are Black and Brown). Outright election rigging/theft in North Carolina. And let’s not even get started talking about Georgia. After this year’s midterm elections, one thing comes to mind…
The U.S. is not (and never has been) a democracy. It’s time to stop saying that it is one.