Earlier this month I visited Ferguson, Mo. I stood by the signs saying welcome, and population 21,203. What the signs did not say: “here lies the grave of a young Black male named Michael Brown who should not have died”, “here is a city that has a population of nearly 70% Black” and “here is a black population that voted at only 8%”. Yes only 8% voter turnout. Ferguson, Mo black residents contributed to the environment that killed young Brown. Mostly all of the elected officials and all but 3 of the police in Ferguson are white. That is the fault of Blacks who didn’t think their vote matters. Shame, shame.
Love, Preston Jr., "Voter Turnout: Ferguson, MO is a Teachable Moment in History in why Black Votes Matter" (2015). Black Studies Faculty Publications. 15.