Reflect: Discussion Questions
What are some reasons people convicted of felonies were disenfranchised?
Do you think the loss of voting rights is an appropriate form of punishment for a crime? If so, what types of crimes?
Making it so that a misdemeanor could mean the loss of voting rights was a tool of voter suppression aimed at Black men. What are some examples of other tools of suppression used against African Americans or other minority communities? Do you think any of those still exist today?