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8. Comment #461827 by Richard Dawkins on February 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm
AIUI, tests for participation in democracy are a bit of a sore subject in the states because of the Jim Crow laws.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow#Origins_of_Jim_Crow

Not necessarily a complete barrier, but I think it would make it harder for such an idea to gain acceptance. It does also highlight some of the potential dangers.

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:03:00 UTC | #442126