edit: which was my point before: racism, in the US (especially), is so common, widespread, and institutional (not just) among the white population that, sometimes, they just don't recognise or notice it any more. Take that silly bat. I'm convinced that, still, to this day, she doesn't think she said anything wrong or racist. That it's all 'political correctness' etc. Or some other bullshit excuse. But it isn't. And there is no excuse. But it basically takes an outsider (i.e., outside the bubble, could be 'Merican as well) to point that out. And it is sad, because it used to be that it stayed below the surface (somewhat). But now, with Trump basically doing the same while running for the country's highest office, it has basically been brought out in the open. And that is pretty scary. The same is happening in the UK (and France, etc.) with UKIP/Brexit (or Front National, etc.), BTW.
Speaking of that, am I the only one that noticed that Trump finally made a statement sympathetic to blacks only when a black, and a woman, cop shot?
That's subtle in Trump reference standards, but still...
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Originally Posted by QuackBot
I would suggest there is no easy, one line short-version answer to your question. My original answer stands as the best, it's because the people of the States that do this choose to have it that way. And not, I should point out, "because I said so" which is a foolish response to the stated facts here.
If the electorate no longer feels it's appropriate, it can and has been changed. Perhaps it should. It's a worthwhile debate to discuss why old things are still the way of things.
"Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong." Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The only real supporting case I can see for it is that potentially it would prevent political prisoners from voting, but then if your country is locking up lots of political prisoners any vote is likely a complete sham anyway.
It doesn't really make much difference either way though since the prison population likely isn't big enough to sway an election. (well maybe in murica where you lock people up for being black in public)
Wait, if you serve a prison sentence in the US, you can't vote either after you've served that time?