xrichx saidLot of drawing in this test.
There's a lot of counting too and considering you only have ten minutes to do all this shit I doubt most whites back then could of passed the same test. Hell fifth grade education my ass. Who the fuck learns this shit in the fifth grade?
Yes, it's often forgotten that literacy tests, grandfather clauses and poll taxes applied to poor whites in the South as well as it did to blacks, and was used primarily to retain the power of the traditional Southern upper class. But as poor whites became ascendant in the South after Reconstruction, counties and poll centers within various Southern states mainly applied voting restrictions to black areas. So called Jim Crow laws as well, were more of an effort of lower and middle class whites in the South to feel superior to blacks. And as someone mentioned in a thread that you started about prominent black men, the Irish and working class whites in the North were more likely responsible for the negative stereotypes and attitudes against blacks as they themselves tried to eclipse them and become "white" (leaving behind them a legacy of crime and poverty through government employment as dirty cops, politicians and bureaucrats). While official segregation laws did not exist in the North, discrimination could be enforced through negative stereotyping, through corrupt police departments, etc.
I know that the above posting mentions a lot of generalities, but I'll save the specifics for a later time. This post will simply do for now.