In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by Shane Claiborne in his piece, "Voting as Damage Control." As I read his post, I cannot help but ponder its incongruity with an action alert I just received from Color of Change.org. Color of Change.org, an organization dedicated to strengthening Black America's political voice, urges its constituents to not be deterred by those who would suppress their votes because of their racial/ethnic identities or socio-economic status. While we discuss the moral implications of casting a ballot, many of the marginalized in our society fear being turned away from their local polling places on Nov. 4.
I agree, as Shane suggests, "