Voting Laws, Educational Policies, and Minority Turnout

  title={Voting Laws, Educational Policies, and Minority Turnout},
  author={John E. Filer and Lawrence W. Kenny and Rebecca B. Morton},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  pages={371 - 393}
IN recent decades much concern has been expressed over the fact that, in most general elections, the African-American voter turnout rate has fallen significantly short of the white turnout rate. Some will be surprised to learn that, in the 1880 presidential election, a majority of African Americans voted in all but two Southern states. In eight Southern states, the African-American turnout rate was at least as high as the white turnout rate.' After Reconstruction ended, Southern states… 

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