Former ACORN CEO at Sharpton Convention: Amnesty Opponents, Voter ID Supporters Want USA Apartheid
Bertha Lewis, the former CEO of ACORN, claimed at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention on Wednesday that opponents of amnesty and supporters of voter identification laws want to institute in America something similar to South Africa's apartheid.
President Barack Obama will address the convention on Friday and discuss voting rights issues and voter ID laws.
Speaking on a panel about immigration reform, Bertha Lewis, who is now the president and founder of The Black Institute, noted that America will soon "have a new majority, and that majority will be darker--black, and brown, and Asian."
Lewis, who headed ACORN until a sting operation orchestrated by the late Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe disbanded the organization, said there is a "great fear" of this "new majority."
She then said those who oppose amnesty and support voter ID laws want to put in place a "throwback" system that "suppresses the vote and the rights of new citizens in this country" so that they can have a "South African apartheid-type thing where the masters of the universe still rule."
"But that's not going to happen--because we're not going to stand for it," Lewis declared.
Lewis was on a panel moderated by Maria Teresa Kumar, the Voto Latino head who appears frequently on MSNBC, along with representatives from the White House, La Raza, the National Action Network, pro-amnesty organizations, and New York legislators.