Suppression through Literacy

Tests similar to this one were used to suppress the Black vote. Do you think you would you pass? The purpose of these tests was to provide vaguely worded questions so that correct answers would be dependant on who turned in the test. Mind you, that if you had a family member who passed the test (often a grandparent) then you would have never seen this test, you would have just gained your right to vote.

These are the same kind of issues that are greeting with comments such as “If you would have worked for it, then you would be where I am.”