In 1960s America, civil rights was still just a dream for many. What should have been an inalienable right – Voting – sometimes had conditions. Negroes had to Prove they were educated, Prove that they were intelligent enough to vote.
A Negro in Alabama approached a polling station. A redneck Cracker handed him a copy of the Hebrew Times to read. When he couldn’t, he was given a sheet of waxed paper and a ballpoint pen, and told to write his name.
When he failed that several times, he said, “I just don’t understand it. I could read and write this morning.” 😯
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