Sources & Definitions
The loss of an individual’s civil rights, typically as punishment for a crime. In the U.S., being convicted of a felony can result in the loss of the right to vote
Preventing (a person or group of people) from having the right to vote
All crimes — some felonies and some not — that go harshly against the morality of the country
Something that isn’t official or isn’t specifically said, but that everyone knows to be true
Social marginalization happens when a group of people are denied equal and adequate opportunity to determine their treatment by the members of the broader society. It usually includes the lack of representation, recognition of rights and equal redistribution of resources and services
Minor criminal violations
Acting “immorally” based on community standards
Websites and Online Resources
- Race, Voting Rights, and Segregation. The Geography of Race in the U.S.
- Disenfranchisement of African American Voters in the Reconstructed South. Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization.
- Reconstruction and Its Aftermath. African American Odyssey.
- Losing the Vote. The Sentencing Project.
- “My Voice, My Vote.” Second Chance Coalition
- Haase, Mark. “Civil Death in Modern Times: Reconsidering Felony Disenfranchisement in Minnesota.” University of Minnesota Law Review.