In today’s society I see a lot has changed. There are a lot of African Americans voting young and old. But are they voting for the right reasons. In my opinion a lot of these younger African Americans have no idea the issues at hand. They are merely voting because President Obama is BLACK!! Yes I said it!! If more than 30 African Americans ages 19 – 23 can tell me at least 3 issues and how they will affect them ill reconsider my thoughts.
A lot of the times I hear these young kids more worried about being in the streets, selling drugs, smoking drugs and getting fast money. What about the issue of student aide for college students? They don’t even have a desire to attend school during High School. These young females are worried about how much money a man has. What about going out and building your own empire? What ever happened to women fighting to have a voice? A lot of the younger women want to marry the baller, why? What can he do that you are not capable of doing yourself? I have seen more young females have babies than have a High School diploma. What kind of sense does that make?
I was reading an article the other day and it said
“BREAKING NEWS: ATLANTA — Police have confirmed that a shooting happened at World Changers Church International Wednesday morning.
Details are still emerging, but investigators know that a person entered the church and started shooting.
At least one person was hit. CPR has been performed on the victim.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, wearing a suit and tie. He fled the scene after the shooting.
The church, which is headed up by Pastor Creflo Dollar, is located on Old National Highway in College Park.“
As I began to read the comments on it a young woman said
“Tragedy yes, but why do we have state the color of a person when reporting crimes? Racist?“
*Side eye* What part of that was RACIST? It simply gave a description of the suspect! Everything does not have to be racist. If someone is out there killing people I want to know who I am looking for! Everything that happens and an African American is involved does not make it racist because they say “Black suspect”.
The first time I voted was Former President Clinton’s First Term in office. I was 18 years old I didn’t know why I was voting I didn’t know the things that it was going to affect. All I knew is that I needed to vote Democrat *Shrug* But then in 2004 I lived in Chicago and it was my cousin Deanna’s 21st Birthday so we all went and voted. Vote or Die was the theme for that year. This was Former President Clinton’s Final Term. I only voted because if you voted you got into a free Jadakiss concert. Again I didnt know how politics worked. In 2008 is when I learned what it meant to vote. I voted on November 4th, 2008 at a small church in Snellville, Ga and on November 18th, 2008 I swore in to The United States Army along with my cousin Jasmine
After joining the Army I began to see things in different lights. I have friends that are forever changed by the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.
My only wish is that these young adults would grow up, educate themselves and stop trying to keep up with the Kardishans (sp) tell you how much I care lol. Worry about making a name for yourself and leaving something for your children. Hopefully 2013 will be a wake up call for these young people