Voter suppression is afoot in America. With process changes in more than 30 states, young voters remain needed. Many of these future leaders fill, graduate from, and enroll in our nation’s HBCUs, community colleges, and majoritarian institutions.
As our institutions of higher learning train the keepers of tomorrow, they must also teach historical voter limitations and juxtapose the past with today’s constitutional hurdles.
Recent suppression steps coincide with the possible re-election of the US’s first black president, Barack Obama. Moves to convolute the voting process, and subsequently disenfranchise many of groups that would likely support Obama, are blatant.