Taking into account the many labels put on young Black men and promoted by mainstream media, what we don’t need is for you to be pigeonholed again as America’s “non-voting class” following the 2020 presidential election. This is especially disconcerting considering the grievous implications of voter suppression, as well as the atrocious sacrifices made by brave generations before us to help enhance voting rights for Blacks. With few exceptions, if any, Black men should be fully engaged in all U.S. presidential elections — while any subordinate elections ought to be given serious thought.
This is not a talking down to, but rather a talking up to; a special appeal to young Black men — for them to do better as it pertains to our nation’s political processes. Let’s not continue to be the laughing stock of one of America’s most essential civic rights. Let’s “get out the vote” 2020.
Voting Rights Act of 1965; a “landmark piece of federal legislation.”