Ballots or Bullets.

It’s Super Tuesday, if you live in one of 24 states in the U.S., you should be going to a polling place today. I’ll keep this post quick today so you can get to your local precinct. If you care about liberty and equality, vote:

“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” ~ Aristotle (c. 340 B.C.)

People have marched, struggled and died so everyone could vote:

“We march in the name of the Constitution, knowing that the Constitution is on our side. The right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances shall not be abridged. That’s the First Amendment.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (c.1963)

And ballots are, in my view, the better choice than bullets:

“Ballots or Bullets. …If white people realize what the alternative is, perhaps they would be more willing to listen to Dr. King.” ~Malcolm X (1965)

Source for these quotes.


  1. Great quotes Jessie. Joe, I read your book Two-Faced Racism and really enjoyed it. I am probably going to be using it for my thesis on sense of belonging of underrepresented students. I am working with Dr. Smith at University of Utah. Have a great Super Tuesday!

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