The United States And The Civil Right Movement

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Introduction In the United States more than two million people are incarcerated and seven million are under correctional supervision. There are 13 million adults that have been convicted of a felony and 47 million American have something on their record. Having a felony has attained a newfound relevance in the United States (King, 2006) . In many states begin a felon come with obstacles both informal and formal in the lives of people with a felony convicted. In the midst of the growing civil right movement, the augmented by racially disparate law enforcement and corrections policies the word “felon” is commonly linked to the African American community. Having a felony conviction limited housing, employment and educational opportunities. The barriers that of begin a felon limited the accessing to opportunities that is available to the general population (King, 2006). In the Unties Sates African Americans have a higher crime rate than any racial groups (Crutchfield, Nov2007) . The bibliography will provide an overview of the felony disenfranchisement, with an emphasis silencing the African American voice. This paper will provide details about how disenfranchisement suppressing voter turnout for the entire African American community . It will also provide a description the racial impact of felony disenfranchisement. Lastly the author will provide a conclusion and a brief summary of the insights that were gained from this policy analysis paper.
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