To the people who are posting and degrading people who dont vote, consider that we may have actual reasoning for this. Not all of us are lazy. Infact a lot of us have a stronger opinion on the subject than anyone who is taking a survey that supposedly tells them who they should vote for based on their opinions. Just figured i would put in my 2 cents.
I believe that before the presidential election of 2008 the group of people who would most likely vote is people ranging from 30 to 65 years old. The reason is people usually around 30 to 65 years old are in a stage of their life where they’ve established their homes, probably have a stable job, and settled in their communities. So, those who usually come from a stable community roots are more likely to have reason and greater resources to becoming involved in politics and to vote. However, over the recent years younger generations are starting to vote because of mobilization through social media. This new technology allows candidates to really engage the younger people by websites like Facebook which will help them become informed on polls,
Even after the passing of the Fifteenth Amendment, African Americans were “disenfranchised in the South by intimidation and electoral trickery, including whites-only primaries, rigged literacy tests, and poll taxes” (Patterson 2011, p. 180). The Freedom Riders rode through the South, enduring harassment and imprisonment to encourage other African Americans to vote. Voter turnout in African American communities is greatly encouraged. Personally, coming from an African American family, I was strongly encouraged by my parents and grandparents to vote when I was of legal age. My family instilled the importance of voting in me at a very young age. Although voter turnout among African Americans is still fairly low, in the 2008 presidential election African Americans had the second highest voter turnout, behind non-Hispanic Caucasians (African Americans, n.d.). Race can influence voter turnout because with African Americans specifically, although rates are getting better, they are still not high.
Every vote counts! Growing up, this very saying is drilled into almost every American kids skull. Malcolm X was one of the most influential civil rights activist during the 20th century. On April 3rd, 1964 X broadcasted one of his most influential speeches “The Ballot or The Bullet”, which had roughly over two thousand people that tuned in to listen to his speech. Blacks didn’t have a lot of say in who to vote for and had little to no rights and were treated like second class citizens. X wanted blacks in America to exercise their constitutional rights and vote, and to ultimately know their worth.
Moving forward, I feel that the most important thing that our country needs to do now about race is to come together as a unit, especially in the wake of the recent most presidential elections. Now President Donald Trump evoked a lot of emotion from multiple ethnic groups and I believe America is becoming more and more divided. It is important for individuals of all nationalities in the United States to come together to show the world that no matter our skin tone we are all human, in an attempt to heal the wounds brought upon by the election and events surrounding it.
contemporary world of today Americans are said to be living in the most equal nation, one where its citizens are entitled to a variety of inalienable rights, one in particular being the right to vote. However this was not always the case. From the times of the late Malcolm X, we have not made much progress in our voting affairs. We have the choice and ability to vote, but are we as a people (the black community) utilizing these rights to the utmost? Have we been using our votes to our advantage, or making use of our votes at all? Statistics and I say no. We did not always have choice or say in how things were governed and now that we do, I would hope to see all Black Americans jumping at the chance to be a part of the decision making. Think back to not even a half century ago when this privilege was not ours, and there were many a people ready to give up all they had, their lives and more for it. Malcolm X the revolutionary in his struggle for freedom stressed the importance of Voting. He emphasized the power of the vote and the importance of being granted the right of voting, and even now not as many as need be are making use of their vote.
One day you'll sit down and wonder how did we get here, when did this happen, and why did this happen the way it did, and you will not be able to figure it out, because you decided not to vote, not to let your voice be heard. It is critical that we as African Americans become a well-informed group of individuals, and understand what we should vote for or what we should stand up for. Specifically being an African American it is important to vote because it is not only our right but our duty, for our predecessors fought for years for this right as did many others. Because we were not seen as equal, we were not given the same rights as our Caucasian counterpart. We live in a world where are given the right to vote and we have come a long way so, let our voices be heard. Our government, this democracy we live in does not dictate what we should and should not be allowed to believe.
Unless we want this country to be under a constant spiral of deterioration we must elect a candidate who will be good for us due and remember where the power lies in America, that being the common man. Democracy is power to the people, and excluding impoverished and uneducated from voting blocks does not represent that. This country was founded on the grueling hardships of those who, today, would not be considered as elite and therefore would not have been given the right to vote. We must not take privileges from those who built today's civilization. As a debtor farmer, the man I want running my country is Andrew Jackson, who will in turn give me my deserved rights. I support him fully in his policies of Indian removal and in the distrust of
Take two minutes of your life to learn about another option for the November election. I personally have no idea who I am voting for, I don't care who you are voting for, but I do ask you to take a few minutes and make sure you give everyone a chance and verify that their views co-inside with those that matter to you. If someone that you want to see doesn't make it on the November ballot, you can always write in their full legal name as to make your vote count.
I long for a day when race is not a factor in voting. There are plenty of black candidates who would be great for white constituents and plenty of white candidates who would be great for black constituents (not to mention other candidate/constituent races, genders,
The election year of 2016 has proven to be full of acrimony between candidates and the people in our country. While this election progresses, it is difficult to determine what my decision will be when November approaches.
We first talked about whether or not voters should vote, but now let’s look on the other hand of the candidates. Another issue that faces the candidates is
The Presidential election has one common question we all ask, at one time or another, why vote? I’m a minority Latina woman currently in college searching for answers. The great philosopher Galilei once said “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei (1632).
Even at this day and age, African Americans aren’t taking pride in the fact that we have the right to vote now. For example, racial minorities, especially black Americans, played a pivotal role in Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential wins. Skip forward to this year’s election of Clinton and Trump. The Census Bureau confirmed what most of us already knew, that both minority and black voter turnout took a decided downturn in last November’s elections. We did not always have a choice or even a say so in most matters, if any. Now we have a voice in the say in how things were governed and now that we do, I would hope to see all African Americans jumping at the chance to be a part of the decision making.
With that being said, we reached the voting period, it is the time where candidates that are running for office come forward and present themselves as to why he or she should become our next president. As each candidate gives their explanations and reasons as to why he or she should be elected; it’s important