Talk:Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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Why I think this bit should stay[edit]

Re: "In addition, most Native Americans and Asian Americans throughout the US still had no constitutional right to vote due to citizenship restrictions, while Black women had no constitutional right to vote due to their gender." (removed here)

That paragraph & the paragraph following it are about ways in which people ostensibly covered by the 15th amendment were still disenfranchised. The article already discusses poll taxes, literacy tests and intimidation as continued barriers; it should also mention racialized barriers that prevented Native Americans and Asian Americans from voting. In addition, as the article stands now, "poll taxes and literacy tests ...instituted across the South" are described as "effectively disenfranchising the great majority of blacks," without any mention of the fact that Black women in both the North and South (i.e., a majority) were disenfranchised by their gender. Although poll taxes, literacy tests and grandfather clauses did not only affect Black voters, they are relevant in this context because of the practical reality of what these restrictions meant for large numbers of Black citizens. Gender-based restrictions are also relevant for similar reasons. Siragitkey (talk) 03:26, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An article's Introduction is a summary of what is in the body of the article. What you added to this article's Introduction does not refer to anything in the body of this article. That's why I reverted your edit. SMP0328. (talk) 04:33, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]