I do not understand in this time in our history why any person, particularly of color, would feel that it is ok not to vote.
I have asked many of my peers, early twenty-something women of color, if they were going to vote tomorrow. And the majority of them have replied no. I am so disappointed at this. One of the women replied, "I am just not political." WTF does that mean? Your very existence is political. Everything from where you live, how you pay taxes, who you choose to date/marry, if you work or not, the streets you drive down, whether you drive, and even the air you breathe is affected by politics.
I am disappointed, angry, and ashamed all at the same time. I am a fighter. I fight for the things I believe in daily. I just can not understand a passive attitude like that. Does nothing matter to these people or do they just feel like their vote is unimportant? Thoughts?