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niggaimdeadass:

jaidroxide:

This is an example of a “Literacy Test” designed to prevent people of color to vote.If you’re thinking “What the fuck does this even mean?!” This is exactly the kind of response the test was designed to provoke. The whole point of the test is that it is impossible to pass, and one of the main reasons it is impossible to pass is because a whole lot of the questions are complete fucking gibberish. Oh, and there are thirty questions, and you have ten minutes to do the whole thing, and if you fail to complete a single question or get a single question wrong, you can’t vote. For added bullshit, this test had no answer key. It was ‘graded’ on a case-by-case basis by the registrars administering the test, who would look at it and decide for themselves whether or not the applicant had passed the test, presumably based on gut feeling. So even if you were an Einstein-level genius who somehow managed to parse this ridiculous test and answered every question with the skill and speed of a supercomputer designed specifically for taking tests, if you were unlucky enough to be black, the registrar would still probably fail you. Conversely, if the registrar ‘liked the look of you’, you could leave the entire test blank and still pass. The ‘literacy tests’ were universally fucking despicable, and they were all designed specifically so that they were impossible to legitimately pass, so whether you passed or failed came down entirely to the registrar’s say-so, which they would inevitably only give if you were sufficiently white. Some states even gave literacy tests in foreign languages, or with the text mirrored so everything is backwards, or with ‘questions’ that are just random messes of characters instead of actual words and sentences.
It’s now legal to do this shit again.

"draw a line around"
fuck white people man

nothing has pissed me off more in a looong time man.

niggaimdeadass:

jaidroxide:

This is an example of a “Literacy Test” designed to prevent people of color to vote.

If you’re thinking “What the fuck does this even mean?!” This is exactly the kind of response the test was designed to provoke. The whole point of the test is that it is impossible to pass, and one of the main reasons it is impossible to pass is because a whole lot of the questions are complete fucking gibberish.

Oh, and there are thirty questions, and you have ten minutes to do the whole thing, and if you fail to complete a single question or get a single question wrong, you can’t vote.

For added bullshit, this test had no answer key. It was ‘graded’ on a case-by-case basis by the registrars administering the test, who would look at it and decide for themselves whether or not the applicant had passed the test, presumably based on gut feeling. So even if you were an Einstein-level genius who somehow managed to parse this ridiculous test and answered every question with the skill and speed of a supercomputer designed specifically for taking tests, if you were unlucky enough to be black, the registrar would still probably fail you. Conversely, if the registrar ‘liked the look of you’, you could leave the entire test blank and still pass.

The ‘literacy tests’ were universally fucking despicable, and they were all designed specifically so that they were impossible to legitimately pass, so whether you passed or failed came down entirely to the registrar’s say-so, which they would inevitably only give if you were sufficiently white. Some states even gave literacy tests in foreign languages, or with the text mirrored so everything is backwards, or with ‘questions’ that are just random messes of characters instead of actual words and sentences.

It’s now legal to do this shit again.

"draw a line around"

fuck white people man

nothing has pissed me off more in a looong time man.

wontonsoupinthemorning-deactiva

irenigg:

call me crazy but bein in contact with the disabled puts me on edge man my body tenses up and my assholes closes everytme one is around. it’s just so sick man the fuckn sideshow bastards. dont look at me u freak dont poison my nervous system with ur damn nonsense dont infect me. get ur blind ass hand off me dont touch me im a baron

he was on another level