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My Vote Wasn’t Counted; Here’s Why I Don’t Care

I received a notice in the mail… well, hold on.

So I moved to the state I live in; in April 2019. I remember specifically registering to vote, but there was no record of it. Fine.

In 2020, I had no interest at all in the two main presidential candidates. I’m 34 years old; the lesser of two evils theory doesn’t work for me – especially after taking this public policy class I began in 2020. If I’m going to fight, I have my own agenda; protecting whiteness isn’t a part of that agenda. Elections in the United States protect whiteness. That’s the end of that.

So I still thought; “well, nothing wrong with exercising my right to vote”, as I have always voted. However, I still could not find my initial registration, so I found out that in my state, I can register and vote same day – not before or after – but same day, and my vote would count. So I voted. Not for either of the two main 2020 candidates, but another Green guy who I did research on before voting.

Well, what do you know; I checked the mail yesterday (this post was written in December, & Lord knows I check the mail once a month), nonetheless, there was a piece of mail I opened with a notice there that said “your vote was not counted” and it proceeded to tell me why. What do you know, my vote wasn’t counted because I registered same day, however, they registered me as a voter in my area; even though, as I previously stated, in my state, I’m allowed to vote and register same day.

Now, here’s why I don’t care that my vote wasn’t counted, because again; I have always voted, so have my ancestors, and we are still shouting Black Lives Matter while as a Black woman I am still concerned that Black women die 4-11 times more than any other race during childbirth, because doctors still see us as some experiment, whether wealthy or “poor”. So there’s that. If anything, I’m more excited about the work I did holding Congress and Senate members accountable, and creating my own LLC to further this work on a larger scale. I believe in accountability, enough of congratulating candidates and leaving them for 4 years with nothing to congratulate. Congress members and Senators help implement laws for their constituents, being in their faces is more instrumental. And there’s that.

I’m not interested in voting for someone who’s main goal is to protect whiteness while giving everyone else crumbs – that is the definition of diversity – making sure whiteness maintains “superiority” while giving Black people enough to feel satisfied, not liberated. I’m here for redemption.

I’m clear on my purpose in this world, & in every situation I’ve encountered in life in every space I’ve been in. I am a movement and a voice of change. My vote doesn’t have to count, my mere existence is change, personified.

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~ Ndidi Love ~

4 thoughts on “My Vote Wasn’t Counted; Here’s Why I Don’t Care

  1. Your existence IS change personified, I love this for you, I couldn’t agree more. This is how you make your voice count, by BEING.

    1. Thank you! & yes, We walk forward in our design!

  2. […] If you notice, people will say “well, Black people are not the only people who are discriminated against”. Well, being disliked and judged for you skin color is not an accurate description of Black people’s experience. Other united groups such as Asians may very well be discriminated against, but they have the financial backing and unity to get the changes in laws that they want to see. They have received reparations, and they dominate many American markets, such as hair and beauty – nail salons, restaurants, synthetic hair for Black women, and so forth. Which is why, the Black owned hair stores have had many issues with the Asian community discriminating against them. This is not hear say, I was told this my self by at least 2 Black owned beauty supply stores and I have read online. One in my area that is owned by a black man and white wife went as far as to say that the Asians were willing to do business with the wife until they found out she had a Black husband. Are you all getting my point? Blackness is so hated, that everyone on earth, including us as Black people have internalized that hate. SO imagine being treated as inferior in every space, then having your reparations withheld, health disparities in the highest numbers all over the world, shorter life span all over the world, – knowing darn well that your ancestors built the entire western world for free and by force – culture stolen from you…. let’s stop there, because I read a few articles saying that European nations admit to stealing African artifacts, but are willing to “loan” them back to Africa, I cant make this stuff up, read it here. So they are literally saying “I stole from you I know, but I’ll give it back to you for some time, then you have to give it back”, that is demonic, and it’s sick. So then you add that African Americans specifically are the only people in the world that are uncovered as a people, meaning the only people without a government to represent us, and at the “mercy” of people making the decisions for us that don’t look like us. Our issue is more than racial discrimination, it is genocide, as everywhere we are in the world we are fighting against our governments to treat us as people, as neocolonialism has rotted the core of African governments. These are not people of color issues, these are Black issues, and it’s quite strategic that your president has created executive orders for all these other people of color but has failed to create one for us, after admitting it was us who got him into office, well, not me, I didn’t vote for him – and calm down, I didn’t vote for the face of white supremacy 45 either, read that story, here. […]

  3. […] If you notice, people will say “well, Black people are not the only people who are discriminated against”. Well, being disliked and judged for you skin color is not an accurate description of Black people’s experience. Other united groups such as Asians may very well be discriminated against, but they have the financial backing and unity to get the changes in laws that they want to see. They have received reparations, and they dominate many American markets, such as hair and beauty – nail salons, restaurants, synthetic hair for Black women, and so forth. Which is why, the Black owned hair stores have had many issues with the Asian community discriminating against them. This is not hear say, I was told this my self by at least 2 Black owned beauty supply stores and I have read online. One in my area that is owned by a black man and white wife went as far as to say that the Asians were willing to do business with the wife until they found out she had a Black husband. Are you all getting my point? Blackness is so hated, that everyone on earth, including us as Black people have internalized that hate. SO imagine being treated as inferior in every space, then having your reparations withheld, health disparities in the highest numbers all over the world, shorter life span all over the world, – knowing darn well that your ancestors built the entire western world for free and by force – culture stolen from you…. let’s stop there, because I read a few articles saying that European nations admit to stealing African artifacts, but are willing to “loan” them back to Africa, I cant make this stuff up, read it here. So they are literally saying “I stole from you I know, but I’ll give it back to you for some time, then you have to give it back”, that is demonic, and it’s sick. So then you add that African Americans specifically are the only people in the world that are uncovered as a people, meaning the only people without a government to represent us, and at the “mercy” of people making the decisions for us that don’t look like us. Our issue is more than racial discrimination, it is genocide, as everywhere we are in the world we are fighting against our governments to treat us as people, as neocolonialism has rotted the core of African governments. These are not people of color issues, these are Black issues, and it’s quite strategic that your president has created executive orders for all these other people of color but has failed to create one for us, after admitting it was us who got him into office, well, not me, I didn’t vote for him – and calm down, I didn’t vote for the face of white supremacy 45 either, read that story, here. […]

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