On June 23, a referendum was held in order to decide whether or not the UK would remain part of the EU. A day later, "Brexit" became a trending topic around the globe as it was a huge fucking deal for not only all of Europe, but for the rest of the world as well. Soon after it was announced, markets everywhere began to plummet and the future of Europe's citizens suddenly became uncertain.
But what did all of this mean, how did it relate to us non-Europeans? And lastly, why should we even care? Well, for one, the voter turnout in the EU referendum was absolute trash. Most people who participated in the vote for Brexit were over the age of 50 and, 64% of people under the age of 24 didn't bother voting at all. While this is disappointing, it isn't all that surprising. And unfortunately, the voter turn out in the U.S. is just as bad. While we aren't facing a "Brexit" like situation, we are on the verge of having someone like Donald Trump becoming our President, which some may argue, is just as terrifying.
In order to explain why exercising our right to vote is extremely important and what we can learn from the errors of Brexit, we broke down what it is and what we can learn from this decision. Check out the video above for the full comparison.