The Use Of Felon And The Laws Impose On Felony Act

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One cannot discuss this topic without given the definition of felon and the laws impose on felony act. Who is a felon? A felon is someone who has been convicted of serious or violence crimes, such as murder, rape, robbery, and burglary and as a result is punishable more than one year. The constitution of U.S.A from the voting act prevents someone who has been convicted of felony to participate in an election; however this enactment is as a result of racial politics (Preuhs R.R). According to Robert this policy disproportionately affect minority population on blacks and Latino citizens, and this article is supported with enough evidence that would convince any reader. This article basically talks about how the minority population of…show more content…
According to Preuhs he said that felon disenfranchisement has remained one of the few legal means through which a state can directly ban the electoral participation of its citizen. The article mainly focused it finding on the size of minority population, parity in incarceration rate, the degree of legislative professionalism became the author’s purpose.(Preuh,.R.R.) First and foremost to support the author’s ideas that felon disenfranchisement is enacted to exclude black and Latino citizens from election as the article statistically highlighted the whole nation with the percentage of blacks or Latino citizens with whites and the general population, on the national level, 36 percent of the disenfranchisement population is black, compared to 12 percent of the general population(Fellner and Mauer 1998:1) that is number of blacks is higher than the general population and the white as well. The above statistics can be supported that 13 percent of adult male African American are disenfranchised from voting but only 2 percent of the Adult population as a whole (Fellner and Manuel 1998:2) and lastly more than 25 percent of adult black men are permanently disenfranchised in Alabama, Iowa, Mississippi, New Mexico, Washington and Wyoming(Fellner and Manuel) and in order to incorporate it with the Latino citizens
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