It is not racial, it is the crime you committed regardless of race, remember, Blacks are 13% of the population and commit 65% of the murders, primarily other Blacks[whites mostly kill whites as well]. It may have a lot more to do with economics then ethnicity.
The same is true in almost every state in the union, so why try and make a deep south state look bigoted. And it has nothing to do with parol, it has everything to do with a felony conviction. Same is true about owning a firearm!
Perhaps there should be a restoration of voting and firearm rights depending on the crime/circumstances, and violence and if you are a parolee 0nce your time has been totally served…some 4th and 5th degree felonies are far less harmful to society than some higher lever misdemeanors.