Reprinted with permission from Creators.
Every student who knocks on my office door on Kent State’s campus has likely noticed the illustrated bumper sticker affixed right above the door handle.
The drawing depicts an older white man of a certain age wearing a suit and glasses and holding a lit pipe. He looks to be of an earlier era. “Mad Men,” maybe, or “Father Knows Best.”
The message, over his right shoulder: “Old people are ruining your life. VOTE.”
Every once in a while, I share a photo of this bumper sticker on my public Facebook wall to spark a discussion about voting.…