Are felon disenfranchizement laws a form of racism?

Asked by: Adam2isback
  • A man who came out of prison can be a changed man

    I think this bulls**t of felon disenfranchizement is mostly for blacks, Hispanics, and to a certain extent the other Catholic ethnicities. It's a Judeo-Protestant kinda nonsense that is done to strip non-Nordic ethnic groups of their rights. I think that we have to remove this if we're gonna trully be an accepting society.

  • No law specifically calls out any race.

    Saying the the federal government is racist is like saying anti-racism activists are racist! The U.S. government tries their heart out to completely end racial and sexual discrimination. In the school system, you can be expelled for making racial comments. Also, the laws that are created are for EVERYONE in America, including white people. It just makes no sense to say the U.S. government is racist when we have a black president. We also have many Hispanic and black representatives, congressmen, and many other political leaders.

  • The question is not whether felon disenfranchisement laws are moral or effective.

    While I personally disagree with the disenfranchisement of felons, I do not believe that they are racist. No FD law in the nation makes any distinction based on race, and the fact that they are applied in higher numbers to certain racial or ethnic groups has nothing to do with the spirit of the law itself, but rather the number of felons of that racial group. It is a FACT that African-Americans and Hispanics make up 58% of the US prison population, and thus it follows that more African-Americans and Hispanics are disenfranchised under these laws. Not because their voting rights are targeted on account of their race, but because of statistics.

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Vox_Veritas says2014-11-17T21:25:09.967
But "felon disenfranchisement laws" apply to whites too...
Adam2isback says2014-11-17T21:40:36.203
And since when. White man who goes to jail is more likely to be reassimilated to society.
Hispanics and blacks who come out of jail and are truly changed are more likely to still suffer discrimination.