Voter Literacy Test from the 1960’s July 5, 2013
This test was supposed to be given to all voters who could not prove they had at least a 5th grade education, yet apparently it was only given to the black voters. Curious, eh?
I got a headache after the first few questions. This thing is ridiculous and purposely confusing. You can’t even read through it in 10 minutes, let alone provide a correct, coherent answer!
(Source: The Vault)
It is 2013, right? April 30, 2013
*Today’s NaPoWriMo poem was inspired by the following situation:
On Saturday, April 27, 2013 held its first integrated prom. Not the first prom ever; apparently they’ve done prom for years. First integrated prom. Ever. Up until then there was a black prom and a white prom. The kids all attend school together, but you know prom just has to be separate because, well, um … you know … um, er …
Actually one City Council member said the separation had nothing to do with race; it was based on different tastes in music and dance. Um, yeah right.
Since the proms weren’t actually segregated by the school, nobody’s breaking the law. What law, you ask? You know that little teeny tiny insignificant Brown v. Board of Ed thingy. I mean, my gosh that whole “separate but equal” kerfuffle is from ages ago. Who the hell can remember any of that?
The proms have been privately sponsored by parents, by invitation only. Now apparently the black prom was open to everybody but the paleface version was not. But you know, tradition and all. Tradition.
And different dancing styles. Nope – still not buying it.