Election 2018: VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!

A lot of people would contend that fashion is not political. Not so!! Everything in life is political and so is the fashion industry. Though fashion does not create political movements, fashion can and does illuminate and reflect what is going on culturally and politically.

If you reflect back on the Punk movement of the mid-1970s, while in the US the Punk movement was primarily a cultural phenomenon evidenced in music and fashion, in Great Britain the Punk scene was a anarchistic response to the conservative Thatcher regime, ultimately reflected in clothing, the arts, and rebellion.

This season the US mid-term elections will decide the direction of the country both culturally and politically. With so many challenges in the US around wages, immigration, healthcare, education, and the racial divide, the 2018 mid-term elections will be a moratorium on what continues to divide political and cultural groups in America and a projectile on where this country is heading.

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Will the US be a country of inclusion, opportunity, and manifested compassion or a country of dreams deferred where only wealthy elites can flourish? It is up to us!!Remember, if you don’t vote, don’t complain. Our ancestors fought and died for us to have this right and privilege. Don’t waste it!!

—Staff

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