Why W.E.B. DuBois Wouldn’t Vote

Very intriguing article on why DuBois wouldn’t vote in the 1956 presidental election.

An excerpt:

In 1956, I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no “two evils” exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say. There is no third party.

Sounds pretty applicable to today, too.

(via Thabiti Anyabwile)


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