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disenfranchise

verb To deprive of a right or entitlement.
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In fact the real communals are wearing the secular masks which would have automatically fallen if the Muslims community are disfranchised," Raut said.
Those who have already been enrolled as voters should be disfranchised. They should have no right to own property or right to admission in any school or college," he said.
To be spared hunger, Yemen must regain its independence - not through a new flag and national anthem, but through an inclusive national program that reaches out to all sectors of Yemeni society: the disfranchised, neglected south, the war-scarred north, and the rest of the country with its chronic inequality.
To be spared hunger, Yemen must regain its independence -- not through a new flag and national anthem, but through an inclusive national program that reaches out to all sectors of Yemeni society: The disfranchised, neglected south, the war-scarred north, and the rest of the country with its chronic inequality.
The problem is the Labour government with its broken promises and sleaze has given so much ammunition to the BNP and disfranchised the majority of the working class people.
During this Jim Crow era, the law also transformed Indians and Hawaiians from nations to races, supposedly measurable by blood quantum (which few courts could determine precisely), and whether they had mixed with "Negroes" or "Mongolians." As immigration then rose from Asia, Mexico, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East--and racial science began recognizing several "color races" like white, black, red, yellow, and brown--those deemed most different from whites, and most like "Negroes" in their perceived inability to become like whites, were often also segregated and disfranchised, whether through de facto or de jure methods.
Businesses have become a disfranchised, tax-yielding minority who were treated more supportively in the Great Depression when the Business Rate was suspended by politicians possessing considerable industrial experience.
Holmes began by dismissing the mootness argument that federal courts had generally used to avoid deciding cases alleging that citizens had been wrongfully disfranchised. (37) Insomuch as Giles had officially asked to be enrolled as a voter in the congressional election of 1902, and as that election had passed by the time the case got to the Supreme Court, the Court could have ruled that the question was moot and the case no longer relevant.
At its constitutional convention of 1890 (called for the express purpose of removing blacks from the voting booth), Mississippi devised a system that effectively disfranchised most blacks and was variously adopted by other southern states.
But African Americans, otherwise disfranchised by the "for whites only" Democracy in Richmond, wielded electoral strength in Jackson Ward, a predominantly black and Republican stronghold.
Same-sex marriage, which a decade ago seemed like a logical--and harmless--extension of civil rights to a group of disfranchised citizens, has instead become one of the key rallying points in the Christian Right's attempt to merge religion and politics.
Thus, when women mobilized unprecedented petition campaigns during the early 1830s, abolitionists viewed it as a triumph of "moral suasion"--Congress was morally required to respond, especially because these petitions came from the politically disfranchised.