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    ChronosBlitz
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    Literacy test given to African Americans as a prerequisite to being allowed to vote during the height of Jim Crow Segregation. The test was designed to be impossible to pass.

    #482887
    CommercialAddress168
    Guest

    One wrong answer equals a fail?

    How about one proper question?

    #482888
    No_Candidate8696
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    14. What have I got in my pocket?

    #482889
    Zealousideal-Bus-346
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    “What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?”

    #482890
    Greenman8907
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    For 1) are you supposed to circle the #1? Yea that’s some bullshit.

    #482891
    soenke
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    “Draw a line around” uh, non-euclidian geometry. I fail.

    #482892
    InternationalBand494
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    I think all the people who say this is an easy test are completely oblivious to the fact that each question is worded ambiguously enough that the grader has leeway to fail the applicant very easily. That’s the whole point of this test.

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    wilkinmf
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    Damimt.

    I am illiterte.

    #482894
    La_Villanelle_
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    I remember in highschool we had to take this test to show how terrible it was. Everyone failed. They also gave us the US citizenship test and all of us who were born and raised here had failed.

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    Abydos6
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    Now that’s systemic racism if I’ve ever seen it

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    DiverofMuff23
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    “Draw a square circle”

    #482897
    HappySmileSeeker
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    Holy shit I’m stuck on number one.

    #482898
    InternetDude2022
    Guest

    “We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular, some with green ink and some with transparent”

    #482899
    MordunnLorDregath
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    this is institutional gaslighting.

    “Hey that first sentence doesn’t make sense.”

    “So you’re saying you don’t know how to read, is that it?”

    fuck those assholes.

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    brigitvanloggem
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    Q1 is already meaningless, and therefore, unpassable

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