IF their candidates were denied the right to run based on the color of skin, or if they were suppressed from running, they would have cause to sue. Neither of those scenarios are represented by this lawsuit. Attempting to discredit the votes of the white majority in that district to provide for a black minority is beyond wrong. Not to mention, this completely discredits the voting system that has been established and has worked without complaint since 1975.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit last week on behalf of the NAACP against Ferguson School districts for being “too white” and discriminating against African-Americans.
According to the federal complaint filed against the school district, the system used to elect the members of its school board dilutes the “black vote,” causing African-Americans not to be represented properly on the school board. According to the lawsuit, six of the seven board members are white, although seventy percent of the school is African-American.
The ACLU lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Missouri NAACP and the district’s black residents, according to an ACLU press release. The complaint charges that the at-large voting system violates the Voting Rights Act, as it “impermissibly denies African-American voters an equal opportunity to participate in the political process and to elect representatives of their choice.” (Huffington Post)
While this does seem a little discriminatory the way that it is presented in the lawsuit by the ACLU, as other organizations have pointed out, it is simply not factual.