This excerpt offers a brief look at a subtle form of discrimination. Nakell describes double voting, a source of controversy in Robeson County. Nakell explains that city residents in certain areas could vote for both city and county boards of education, while county residents could vote only for county school boards. Double voting gave city residents a disproportionate hand in how schools in the area were run, and it seems that rural Native Americans were thus denied some influence over how their schools operated. (For more specificity and accuracy, researchers interested in double voting should parse Nakell's explanation themselves.)