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This article is currently exclusively about the United States, so could use a bit more global perspective. I know other countries have had literacy test requirements for voting; we should have some information on which ones, why, and when (if) they were abolished. Likewise for immigration; I believe many countries still require literacy in the local language as a condition of immigration, and certainly of naturalization. Or if people feel that the U.S. context is sufficiently different to require its own article, then this should be moved to literacy test (United States), and a more general article created. --Delirium 19:53, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Explanation of Application

In the article, it indicates that the tests were applied in an unfair manner, disenfranchising literate African Americans. A description of how the application of the tests prevented literate persons from passing would be helpful. --Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.36.186.2 (talk) 13:38, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Literacy tests were examinations to see if a person could read and/or write. --Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.67.18.50 (talk) 00:16, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

In the context of the history of the United States, this is incorrect. What were referred to as "literacy" tests were rigged for failure, and Whites were exempt from taking them. Read the sourced content already in the article. TricksterWolf (talk) 00:46, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Bubbles in a bar of soap

"Examples of questions asked of Blacks in Alabama included: naming all sixty-seven county judges in the state, naming the date on which Oklahoma was admitted to the Union, and declaring how many bubbles are in a bar of soap."

This last question sounds like the sort of thing that Google would ask at a job interview. --ABehrens (talk) 22:30, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Google did ask this sort of question for the first six months, then stopped when it was shown that they didn't have any value at selecting good candidates. That was 21 years ago, but the myth that Google asks these questions remains strong. (Source: I've been an interviewer at Google for 13 years.) NeilFraser (talk) 22:51, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
I'm deleting that comment and the one adjacent to it as the source "Caro" and "Robert Caro" have no links to anything and the statement is so outrageous and biased I'm inclined to believe it's either propaganda to serve a political agenda or out-right vandalism.(7 & 8)Jonny Quick (talk) 05:52, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

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