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Reply to "Why should Black Folk Vote?"

Fortunately our interests which are many and varied do not nicely bundle into white interests and black interests. Nor do they fit simple conservative and liberal labels. Our interests and their alignment with other groups is constantly in flux. To have those interests met individuals have to a coalesce with other individuals of a similar mindset. A white rural farmer does not have the same interests as a white new england day trader. There interests are probably at odds. As such it behooves the white rural farmer to join forces with other rural farmers who may actually be black or even liberal. Individuals don't make a difference unless they are a part of something bigger. The smaller you are the more you have to align yourself with other individuals. For that reason individuals must build coalitions, collectively make a decision and collectively vote. By offering a bloc vote as we currently do we offer any other fragmented groups a strong incentive to join forces with us. We can exert tremendous influence through this voting power if we choose to. But when communication within our collective group is in disarray the voice and demands we make come out as noise.
If you choose not to vote, at least organize people with similar interests(PACs) and lobby for those interests.
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