There is no question that everyone who is able should vote in each election and especially in this Tuesday November 2nd Mid Term Election. But for African Americans, the stakes are higher than they have ever been. Higher because the American political process has moved from resisting the Black vote as many did before the Voting Rights Act of the 1960s to a lack of concern over Black voter participation because of a greater concern over the Latino and Asian votes. Why? Because these o groups have demonstrated an interest and seriousness about participation in the political process as a means of getting leverage and respect that African Americans once had. It appears that with the election of President Obama, a number of African Americans assumed that “we” have arrived and decided to take a vacation from the struggle. Unfortunately, this is the same time that conservative “White American” decided that the Economic Stimulus, Health Care Reform, Bail Outs and Job Assistance for the Unemployed are all socialist programs intended to undermine America and that such change, at the hands of a Black man represented more than this nation could stand.