Below is an actual “literacy test” given to black voters by the state of Louisiana in the 1960s.
The test was to be taken in 10 minutes flat, and a single wrong answer meant a failing grade.”
Reading the test makes my blood boil as I know for a FACT that the majority of white voters in Louisiana in 1960 couldn’t get past the first two questions.
Another thing… 1960 was NOT LONG AGO. With the Supreme Court striking down the voting rights act, it opens the door for this type of foolishness again.
I hope that this time, however, we are all educated and mad enough to stop any silliness like this before it happens…. Again.
Shouts out to Slate magazine for sharing the history lesson.