Black People Politics : WHY WE SHOULD ALWAYS VOTE

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  1. Kemetstry

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    Your past post and lack of action betray you




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    Like what? When it's time to vote, people vote.

    Again, like what? A candidate comes forward, we get behind who we like, and support our choice. So if voting is not the answer, how do you effect change in government that don't involve government?

    This is contradictory, also I asked you these questions because this part of your post said nothing. To me it came off a bit like tautology...

    Yes, I agreed with your post overall. I don't believe in throwing the baby out with the bath water..

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    Most people may have already made up their minds and know what they are going to do in 63 days remaining in this presidential election cycle, so I highly doubt that anything written here will persuade people to think differently.

    If Black people want to vote, by all means exercise your right to vote. I do and I still come here most every day and engage in these conversations because nothing has changed.

    However, and this is just my lowly opinion, just because there are some Black people that don't choose to vote, does not make them traitorous to Black people. But again, people are free to believe and do what they choose.

    I get why some here are strongly advocating that Black people participate in THIS election process. I get it. Desperate times call for desperate measures. What I don't see is, what happens next?

    What are people doing when it's not time to vote is a more important question in my opinion? By the time elections come around, the choices of candidates has been decided and if we played no direct role in that, you get what is served to you.

    More important things? Maybe spending time outside of an election season learning more about the political process and figuring out how to combat and change the way it is currently set up to rob people from their voting individual power vs. corporate/super delegate power. This isn't a novel idea but maybe we can learn from each other and become more of a political block, working for the same goal--eliminating corruption from the political process.

    Contradictory statements by me? I try to be consistent in my opinions but I don't doubt that they may seem that way from time to time. Living in a biased and unjust system for as long as I have will do that to you sometimes. Make you a bit paranoid and bipolar. So, forgive me if that was the case here.
     
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    This black man was assaulted (Kicked in the face) by a group of angry white men on his way to the voting booth in the 1960s, This is why you should vote. Even i...f you don't like the candidates, think about the sacrifices our ancestors made to give you the right to vote? Think about how many of your family members were hurt or killed just for trying to vote? I wonder if they're looking down on you because you made their work in vain?





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    "#tdih 1920 FLORIDA
    Election Day Massacre or Ocoee massacre:
    African Americans were lynched and their land was stolen when they went to vote on Nov. 2, 1920. "


    Learn more on the link below.

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    To teach young people about the legacy of this terrorism on Black communities and dispossession, that happened around the country, read the article by Rethinking Schools editor Linda Christensen, here:
    http://bit.ly/2entCpt #Tulsa #Rosewood #Slocum #BlackLivesMatter

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    The Ocoee Massacre
    The Ocoee massacre was a violent race riot on Nov. 2, 1920. A total of 330 acres plus 48 city lots owned by 18 Black families living in Ocoee, Florida, were lost. In 2001, the land lost by the 18 Ocoee families, not including buildings now on it, is
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