Posts tagged ‘race’

May 17, 2012

What does our government really represent? Racial Inequality

 

Since Reconstruction ended over 200 years ago, African-Americans have only been represented by:

In that same span, African-Americans have always represented at least 9.7% of the US population.

Taking the same approach for gender is undoubtedly worse.

If we truly want a government representative of the overall country, we need to work more toward reducing disparity between the demographics of the country and the representatives themselves.