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Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and International Affairs
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In America, 1 in 13 African Americans are disenfranchised. The history of felony disenfranchisement, as well as the cases often used when discussing the constitutionality of felon disenfranchisement policies, aligns with the history of racial discrimination in the United States. The disproportionate impact of felony disenfranchisement laws on African Americans makes such laws invalid if analyzed through Rousseau’s social contract.
Donohue, Blake, "Felony Disenfranchisement through Rousseau's Social Contract" (2021). Student Research Submissions. 408.