Race: Formal Political Power
This board explores racial patterns of political participation and exclusion and how white supremacy works through the formal political system.
Race: Voter Demographics
Race: Suffrage, Voter Suppression & Disenfranchisement
Race: Political Leadership
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From passage of the #SB202 voter suppression bill targeted at Black and brown voters to the arrest of a Black legislator who was advocating for the voting rights of her constituents, today was a reminder of Georgia's dark past. We must fight for the future of our democracy #gapol ~ @staceyabrams State Representative Park Cannon is shown being arrested at the Georgia State Capitol Building.
See the red box? Until then, she would have been enslaved. See the blue box? Until then, she couldn’t vote. Yellow box? Until then, she had to attend a segregated school. The green one? Until then she couldn’t have her own bank account.
"The N****r Must Go And The Chinese Must Go. The Poor Barbarians Can't Understand Our Civilized Republican Form Of Government." Source: Harper's Weekly, September 13, 1879, p. 721.
"The First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States," 1872 Artist: Currier & Ives / Library of Congress
Most Trump voters say Islam encourages violence more than other faiths; Biden voters overshelmingly say it does not, 2020 Source: Pew Research Center
Generation gap widens over perceptions of whether it is more difficult to be Black than White in the U.S., 2020 Source: Pew Research Center
Since 2016, more voters -- particularly Democrats -- say it's more difficult to be Black than White in U.S., 2020 Source: Pew Research Center
Source: Democracy Fund / UCLA Nationscape Survey / The Economist
In 2016, 58% of whites voted for Donald Trump, while only 8% of Blacks did the same. Source New York Times / Edison Research