A datapoint’s reflection on democracy

I am a data point. What do I mean by that? I am one point of view in a democracy; one voice. I am a citizen. As one point, of a million points, it may not seem like that gives me much power. Quite the contrary. My solitary effort combined with the efforts of my fellow citizens (other data points)  produce some amazing results.

Tonight, I watched the first African-American (my candidate) be elected to the office of President of the United States. As the video above illustrates, my part in this process was  humble. A few phone calls, some discussions, early voting, lots of thinking motivated by unrest, and civic participation in community action like Video the Vote. It’s pretty amazing what a data point can do.

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Dale

eLearning and Instructional Designer. Web Designer. Assistant Professor for the Multimedia Design Concentration at Nashville State Community College. Eleven years with Nashville State. Seven years as a corporate trainer, teaching CAD, design, and office applications. Developed Associate in Applied Science degree program in Multimedia Design and teach web-standards, Flash, html, CSS, web animation, and design courses. Teach in both classroom and online environments. Education: M.Ed. in eLearning Technology and Design B.S. in Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology