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Could You Pass the Voting “Literacy Test”?

08 Jan

Under the Chumph and Republicans we are headed bak to the days of Literacy tests to deny minority voting rights. The following is one such test of black voters used by Louisiana, Of course there were few schools for black children, which racists insisted played no part in being able to pass the test. Remember – one wrong answer, in the 10 minutes allotted to complete the test means you aren’t smart enough to vote… This test was sourced form the Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement site which contains a lot of information as well as historical artifacts. Go there, it is well worth a visit.

Voting Test 1

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2 responses to “Could You Pass the Voting “Literacy Test”?

  1. lkeke35

    January 8, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    I know a lot of white people who would assume they would get this right, but they would be wrong. I think I’m pretty smart too but the questions are extremely tricky. I know a few white people who are dumber than snot and no way could they pass this.

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    • btx3

      January 8, 2017 at 8:18 PM

      Indeed most people , white or black would fail this. Since anyone who could “prove” they had a 6th grade education didn’t have to take the test, then most white people didn’t have to take it because they had access to public schools. They could “prove” it by simply saying “I went to 6th grade” and it would be accepted of any white person by the registrars.

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