I snark, but this is an important academic study that could be cited in future court battles.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have studied voter suppression laws and found that, as you suspected, they’re racist.
“We looked at proposed and passage over this period, and we looked at just 2011 specifically,” Bentele told TPM in an interview this week. “And you have this consistent emergence — over and over and over — these partisan and racial factors are the most strongly associated with these outcomes.” [...]
There were a “handful” of factors associated with the proposal of more bills in recent years, Bentele said, and “they’re basically all racial.” States that saw higher minority turnout in the previous presidential election, and states that had more African American and non-citizen residents, saw more bills proposed.
The title of their academic paper is Jim Crow 2.0