Tuesday, July 17, 2007

American Blackout.

Um, don't you sometimes feel like singing Nina Simone's Mississippi Goddam in the middle of a frustrating meeting or something?!?!?! :-)


I hadn't heard of this documentary until my friend Qevin alerted me to it last fall. Thanks Qev!

American Blackout, is a documentary exploring the systemic and not-so-subtle ways people of color are being challenged at the ballot box as they attempt to vote.

The film looks at the 2000 election process in Florida, as well as the 2004 processes in Ohio.

But it's not just Florida and Ohio giving voters of color problems. And apparently, American Blackout gives us the information we need to make sure we're on the voter rolls and are not given the run-around at the ballot box.

Might be a good idea to check your voter registration status in your hometown... before any more federal judges who want to protect voters' rights get kicked off the bench by the folks in D.C.

Another one you might want to check out, similar subject... Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election. I saw this, and ultimately screened it on my campus. Just doing my part to arm the seekers of truth and knowledge and ideas.

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