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In this research inquiry, Burm synthesizes many legal and legislative sources to demonstrate the disenfranchisement and systemic racism against African Americans attempting to exercise their right to vote. In particular, Burm presents specific examples from Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. However, Burm concludes the essay with the reminder that unless we are vigilant and strict bills are passed to counteract voter suppression, this is an issue that will continue and become even more prevalent. The outcome is that African American voters will have the impact of their votes even further diminished.
African American voting rights, Voter Rights Act, disenfranchisement, racism, Rhet Dragons, research inquiry
Communication | Education | Rhetoric and Composition
Burm, Pierce, "How Much Longer will African Americans be Disenfranchised? (2023-2024)" (2023). Research Inquiry. 14.