Voting While Black: My Experience with Voter Suppression


Voter Suppression in North Texas

I hate politics, but I have always committed to being politically aware because I am conscious of the many sacrifices that were made for us to have the right and privilege to vote.  Even though my faith (Bahai Faith) does not believe in participating in partisan politics and I still ran for the position of City Council for 1st Ward, in Columbia, Missouri, which was created so that Blacks could have a seat at the table of power, and so I could use the experience to educate everyone that it is possible to run for office without campaigning or electioneering.  I lost but I also won.

My wife Nik has always been an active and educated voter and as a lover of documentaries and history, she has an even greater level of respect and deep awareness of the privilege to be…

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