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How did literacy requirements hinder democracy?

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Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 16:21
You were not allowed to vote if you didn't know how to read and write
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 03:54
They disenfranchised the less well educated segment of society. In fact literacy tests were deliberately intended to disenfranchise blacks. The tests consisted of sophisticated legalese or big words which few people could read properly, but only blacks had to take them.

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