Blacks in Ferguson must organize, vote
As long as people allow others to do their bidding, they can expect to see little results (“Similar cities, diverse results,” News, Aug. 17). If you are not registered to vote, you cannot complain about what you don’t have. If the people of Ferguson want to have “power,” they have to vote the present people out of office, and that can only be done if enough people register and vote. How can you have a situation where there are so few blacks represented in various city departments and expect to get things done for or by blacks? Wake up, and realize this is America. The vote is extremely important if you want to get anything done for you or those close to you. The evidence of this is obvious with the representation of blacks in the Atlanta area versus the number of blacks in government positions in Ferguson.