“TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE”: VOTER VS NON-VOTER IN BLACK SOCIETY

Greetings,

On the first Tuesday in November, there will be many very close, hotly contested, contentious elections for among other things, control of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as several very high profile Gubernatorial races all throughout the country.  These elections are said to be very crucial for the future direction of America.  And of course, anything that is crucial for the future of America is also crucial for the future of Black people since America itself was built on the backs of the oppressed, with the most oppressed being people of Afrikan descent in America.  This is only magnified by the fact that under the presidency of Donald J. Trump, the white supremacist agenda that has been so omnipresent historically has intensified, creating an environment of chaos and tension that I have never seen throughout my years on this earth.  But even with all of the divisions being situated in the forefront of these tumultuous times, most of which were created by white supremacy, there is one division that shows itself to be alive and well, and always resurfaces during these times that doesn’t quite get the same attention; the division between “voter” and “non-voter” within Black society.

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