Feb 11, 2008



  1. I think I understand the message that they're going for, yet the delivery seems...uneducated. Perhaps they simply wanted to shock viewers into a dialogue, but I for one can't get past Nas saying that Black people can only vote for 23 more years, which is a common misperception (and also shifts my focus from his message).

    As long as our current Constitution is in place, everyone who is a U.S. citizen has the right to vote, regardless of race (Please see the 15th Amendment). It is the Voting Rights Act, which to my understanding was put into place to ensure that previously disenfranchised voters have the right to vote without harm or obstacles, that has to be renewed every 20+ years or so.


  2. I agree. I understand what he is trying to say, but I think his execution is a little weak. He needs to do a little more reading before he tries to school people on things that he really doesn't know anything about. Sosogood313 is correct about the Voting Rights Act and had Nas done a little more research he would have known that it is the Constitution that gives people the right to vote and not the Voter's Right Act. The Voter's Right Act eliminated things like poll taxes and the ggrandfather clauses. These were things that hampered blacks in the south from voting.