As A Minority Population, African Americans Will Never Have The Majority Vote In This America. Please Discuss the Three Strategies (As Discussed In Class) Necessary for Blacks to Have an Effective Vote
White supremacy and vote suppression has made most of the members of the African American community fail to participate in voting without federal oversight. To make the matter worse, lawmakers in the country have continued to put more restrictions on the voting rights of the members of African American community. Black voters in the United States of America continue to be denied their right to vote. For those reasons, therefore, several strategies have to be put in place to ensure blacks’ participation in voting procedures.
To begin with, recruitment of African American candidates into the various political offices is one strategy to ensure black participation in elections. Getting black candidates into these political offices would encourage the removal of bottlenecks that hinder black participation in voting. Another strategy that should be taken is prohibiting harmful voter purges. The above strategy ensures that the registered voters in the United States of America are not restricted from casting ballots. The third strategy that should be taken to ensure African Americans’ participation in voting is the prevention of unnecessary poll closures during the voting period. Lawmakers always shut polling stations, especially in the south, where there are many black voters, hence creating long lines that discourage black participation. Lawmakers should advocate for pro-voter policies that facilitate the automatic registration of voters.