There are men - now in power in this country -
who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil,
and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression
as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit.

John V. Lindsay
April 2, 1970



 African Americans comprise nearly 38 million people,
about 13 percent of the American population.

Among these 38 million, 26 million African Americans are of voting age.

Overall, about 56 percent of voting-eligible African Americans
currently cast votes in presidential elections.

In off-years, that percentage slips below 50.

It, therefore, might be postulated that some 45-50 percent of eligible
Black voters in America are unconcerned about their right to vote.

(to account for the indigent, infirm and disenfranchised
the percentage may round to 40-44 percent)

Only 14 million of 26 million voting-eligible Blacks voted in 2004. 

That leaves about 12 million apathetic Black people lounging around this country
further wasting our precious energies.

That's twelve million. That's sickening.


Overall, about 62 percent of eligible Whites have voted since 2004.
Whites are about 216 million people in this country.
154 million are of voting age. 95 million Whites vote.
It seems that 59 million White people don't care to be counted either.

That sets aside more than 70 million people looking askance about America,
in peace or in war.

That's almost three times the entire population of Iraq,
which we occupied so that they might benefit from our fine democratic example.

70 million people with their heads in the sand (pun intended) about America;
that approaches 25 percent of the entire U.S. population. 

And that accounts only for Blacks and Whites.

That's seventy million. That's sickening.

In fact, per capita, all other ethnic groups have more democratic integrity
at the grassroots level than Whites and Blacks in America.


If White apathy remained as it is and Blacks increased our voting roll to 75 percent...

well, you do the math.


Don't be distracted on any Election Day:


"Distraction, ultimately will rob you
even of your seemingly inexorable successes."




 Richard A Cummings
An American In Thought

R.A. Cummings (2005)
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