Skip to main content

Reply to "Black Voting Rights Under Attack"

Originally posted by Jim Chester:
Taking a quick look at the numbers for Alabama indicates that "Total Felons" and "Black Men" are two different groups.

"Black Men" numbering 105,000 have 33,075 banned from voting.

"Total Felons" numbering 241,100 have 18,082 banned from voting.

Therefore, at least, 14,993 "Black Men" are not included in the group of "Total Felons."

While not absolute in comparison, there is valid disparity shown.

Ricardomath if you know the character of the "Total Felons" data it would be helpful. I however the point is well made.



Jim Chester


Sorry about taking so long. I didn't notice this before, and just happened to be referring to this thread because this issue is currently being discussed over at P&P.

My interpretation is that the total population of Alabama was 3,214,667. Out of that 7.5%, or 214,100 were felons.

Similarly, there were 333,333 Black men in Alabama. Out of that, 31.5%, or 105,000, are felons.

"La vida te da sorpresas...
Sorpresas te da la vida...,
¡Ay, Dios!"

   Rubén Blades---Pedro Navaja   

Plowshares Actions
The Nuclear Resister
School of the Americas Watch

Cauca, Colombia