Midpoint to Midterms
We stand in between two significant points in time this year. Runoff elections have just ended. Representative Cynthia McKinney has just lost her seat to Hank Johnson in the fourth District of Georgia. Joe Lieberman has lost his Connecticut Senate seat to Ned Lamont due to his estrangement from his constituency according to Time Magazine. There are astounding times ahead of us filled with change, and this is only the crevice of that time.
November is going to be an interesting month in which midterm elections will take place. As we continue down our road to manhood in
We must realize that we hold a great power in our vote. The reason why Republicans have been known to use various tactics like voter ID, intimidation, misinformation, and “lost” ballots is because of the potential Black people have in their vote. In the intellectual center for young Black Americans, we have a power in our opinions and over public offices. This is the reason why November is so important. To have the entire AUC vote in the upcoming election is a sign that Blacks and young people are changing their patterns.
We are a demographic that must be accommodated with the rest of
This upcoming election should be a sign of change. A change by the Black community that shows that we aren’t afraid to stand up for our rights; that shows that we aren’t a group that’s against voting. A change by the youth of
So when November comes around, we should all be in the lines in Archer Hall waiting to cast the ballot that shows that we are American citizens with something to say: this is our nation and we what change.