In what way was Section 2 of the 14th Amendment, noted in the attached passage, not a victory for former slaves?
Section 2 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
“But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States,… is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced.”
The age requirement was added here, discriminating against the ex-slaves who were generally younger than whites.
Women were banned for voting, lowering the number of ex-slaves who could vote.
Ex-slaves were not guaranteed the right to vote.
The three-fifths clause was kept in force, discriminating against the ex-slaves.
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