In October, present day Harvard students took a test administered to potential voters in Louisiana in 1964. (If you couldn’t prove a 5th grade education, you were forced to take this test before you could vote.) The test featured 30 questions to be answered in 10 minutes. A single one wrong meant failure.
All the Harvard students failed. Because the test was designed to be failed. Watch the Harvard students try it in the video below. It’s a cautionary tale about keeping the pathways to participatory democracy open. Video by Carl L. Miller.