Race: Formal Political Power

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This board explores racial patterns of political participation and exclusion and how white supremacy works through the formal political system.

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Race: Voter Demographics
Race: Suffrage, Voter Suppression & Disenfranchisement
Race: Political Leadership
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Race: Voter Demographics

Source: Pew Research Center

Demographics of Asian American eligible voters, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Among Asian American eligible voters, English proficiency varies widely by origin group...  ...as does the share with college degrees  Source: Pew Research Center

Among Asian American eligible voters, English proficiency varies widely by origin group, 2020

Among Asian American eligible voters, English proficiency varies widely by origin group... ...as does the share with college degrees Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Top 10 states with largest numbers and shares of Asian American eligible voters, 2020

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Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans and Indian Americans are largest origin groups in U.S. Asian electorate  Source: Pew Research Center

Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans & Indian Americans are largest origin groups, 2020

Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans and Indian Americans are largest origin groups in U.S. Asian electorate Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Around six-in-ten Asians in the U.S. are eligible to vote in November election

Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

The number and share of Asian American eligible voters will reach new highs in 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Percent Eligible Voters Who are Hispanic by State, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Percent of Eligible Voters Who Are Hispanic by Congressional District, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

The reports that Black voters failed to turnout during the 2016 election have been grossly exaggerated.  Source: The Guardian / the Center for American Progress States of Change report, 2019

Black voting representation in 2016 in key battleground states

The reports that Black voters failed to turnout during the 2016 election have been grossly exaggerated. Source: The Guardian / the Center for American Progress States of Change report, 2019

Source: Pew Research Center

Hispanics projected to become largest minority group in electorate in 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Votes in the Alabama Senate Special Election by Gender and Race, December 2017  Source: The New York Times / Associated Press

Votes in the Alabama Senate Special Election by Gender and Race, December 2017 Source: The New York Times / Associated Press

Voting  - Overall, 87% of African American/Black voters identify with the Democratic Party, compared with just 7% who identify as Republican. - The African American/Black voter turnout rate declined for the first time in 20 years in a presidential election, falling to 59.5% in 2016 after reaching a record-high 66.6% in 2012. - With Barack Obama on the ballot in 2012, the African American/Black voter turnout rate surpassed that of whites for the first time.  Source: The Consortium on Race…

Voting - Overall, 87% of African American/Black voters identify with the Democratic Party, compared with just 7% who identify as Republican. - The African American/Black voter turnout rate declined for the first time in 20 years in a presidential election, falling to 59.5% in 2016 after reaching a record-high 66.6% in 2012. - With Barack Obama on the ballot in 2012, the African American/Black voter turnout rate surpassed that of whites for the first time. Source: The Consortium on Race…

(1 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force?  Who We Are Many ethnic groups are considered Asian American, including: Bangladeshi, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese  Source: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC

(1 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force? Who We Are Many ethnic groups are considered Asian American, including: Bangladeshi, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese Source: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC

(2 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force?  What We Care About --69% of Asian Americans want big money out, and support limits on the amount of money corporations and organizations can contribute to political campaigns.  --69% of Asian Americans favor Affirmative Action programs in higher education.  --80% of Asian Americans want stricter gun laws.  Source: AAAJ

(2 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force? What We Care About --69% of Asian Americans want big money out, and support limits on the amount of money corporations and organizations can contribute to political campaigns. --69% of Asian Americans favor Affirmative Action programs in higher education. --80% of Asian Americans want stricter gun laws. Source: AAAJ

Wide education gaps in 2016 preferences, among all voters and among whites  Presidential candidate preference, by educational attainment  Source: Pew Research Center

Wide education gaps in 2016 preferences, among all voters and among whites Presidential candidate preference, by educational attainment Source: Pew Research Center

(3 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force?  --There are nearly 3x as many Asian Americans in the United States today as there were 25 years ago. --19 states have 225,000 or more Asian Americans --Asian Americans are living in places you'd never expect. The Asian American population isn't just growing in Hawaii and California, where our population has traditionally been concentrated. Source: AAJC

(3 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force? --There are nearly 3x as many Asian Americans in the United States today as there were 25 years ago. --19 states have 225,000 or more Asian Americans --Asian Americans are living in places you'd never expect. The Asian American population isn't just growing in Hawaii and California, where our population has traditionally been concentrated. Source: AAJC

Democratic voters have become more racially diverse since late 1990s; less change among GOP voters  Source: Pew Research Center

Democratic voters have become more racially diverse since late 1990s; less change among GOP voters Source: Pew Research Center

Millennials Make Up a Larger Share Among Latino Eligible Voters than Other Groups in 2016  Source: Pew Research Center

Millennials Make Up a Larger Share Among Latino Eligible Voters than Other Groups in 2016 Source: Pew Research Center

(5 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force?  Why Our Vote Matters --In 60 House races in the 2014 midterm, Asian Americans make up more than 8% of the district's citizen voting age population. --In some competitive races, the Asian American vote could mean the margin of victory --But...in advance of the 2014 midterms, 66% haven't heard from Democrats and 74% haven't heard from Republicans

(5 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force? Why Our Vote Matters --In 60 House races in the 2014 midterm, Asian Americans make up more than 8% of the district's citizen voting age population. --In some competitive races, the Asian American vote could mean the margin of victory --But...in advance of the 2014 midterms, 66% haven't heard from Democrats and 74% haven't heard from Republicans

Voting Rate Drops since 2012 for Black Population  Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Voting Rate Drops since 2012 for Black Population Source: U.S. Census Bureau

How AAPIs (Asian American Pacific Islanders) Voted in Election 2016  Source: AALDEF

How AAPIs (Asian American Pacific Islanders) Voted in Election 2016 Source: AALDEF

Projected Eligible Voter Population, by Race, 2016-2028  Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Projected Eligible Voter Population, by Race, 2016-2028 Source: U.S. Census Bureau

(4 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force?  Let's Show Them Why the Asian American Vote Deserves to Be Courted  Source: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC

(4 o 5) Asian Americans: Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force? Let's Show Them Why the Asian American Vote Deserves to Be Courted Source: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC

Changes in Voter Turnout Rates by Race (2012 to 2016)  Source: Catalist / Bernard Fraga, Sean McElwee, Jesse Rhodes, and Brian Schaffner

Changes in Voter Turnout Rates by Race (2012 to 2016) Source: Catalist / Bernard Fraga, Sean McElwee, Jesse Rhodes, and Brian Schaffner

Changing Demographic Profiles of Republican and Democratic Voters  % of registered voters who are ...  Source: Pew Research Center

Changing Demographic Profiles of Republican and Democratic Voters % of registered voters who are ... Source: Pew Research Center

Hispanics' Views of GOP Presidential Contenders Net favorable (% favorable minus % unfavorable) Source: Gallup, July 8-Aug 23, 2015

Hispanics' Views of GOP Presidential Contenders Net favorable (% favorable minus % unfavorable) Source: Gallup, July 8-Aug 23, 2015

Race: Suffrage, Voter Suppression & Disenfranchisement

Alabama said, "You got to have a government-issued photo ID," and then said, "But your public housing ID doesn't count." Alabama has lots of public housing. 71% of those in public housing are African American. For many, that's the only ID they have...  ~ Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor of African American Studies at Emory University

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Alabama said, "You got to have a government-issued photo ID," and then said, "But your public housing ID doesn't count." Alabama has lots of public housing. 71% of those in public housing are African...

(1971)-The 19th Amend. granted American women the right to vote, but didnt remove Jim Crow laws that sought to obstruct African Amer civil rights. In 1961, Hamer went to a courthouse in Indianola, MS to vote, but was told she must pass a literacy test. Hamer, who had left school at age 12 to work in cotton fields to help support her family, failed the literacy test. She brought the issue to national attention by testifying at the 1964 Dem. Nat Convention. Credit: Louis H. Draper

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977)

(1971)-The 19th Amend. granted American women the right to vote, but didnt remove Jim Crow laws that sought to obstruct African Amer civil rights. In 1961, Hamer went to a courthouse in Indianola, MS to vote, but was told she must pass a literacy test. Hamer, who had left school at age 12 to work in cotton fields to help support her family, failed the literacy test. She brought the issue to national attention by testifying at the 1964 Dem. Nat Convention. Credit: Louis H. Draper

--White women could not vote until 1920 (The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920)  --Asian Americans could not vote until 1952 (Federal policy barred immigrants of Asian descent from becoming U.S. citizens until 1952)  --The Native American vote was not granted in all states until 1957 (This is incorrect. States slowly overturned provisions that kept Native People from voting until the last state, New Mexico, overturned its own provisions in 1962.)

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--White women could not vote until 1920 (The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920) --Asian Americans could not vote until 1952 (Federal policy barred immigrants of...

We must stop saying Southern states are red states. They are voter suppression, racially gerrymandered states where the demographics now provide a path to change if we build a movement & mobilize. If this wasn't true extremists wouldn't be fighting & cheating so hard.  ~ @RevDrBarber

We must stop saying Southern states are red states. They are voter suppression, racially gerrymandered states where the demographics now provide a path to change if we build a movement & mobilize. If this wasn't true extremists wouldn't be fighting & cheating so hard. ~ @RevDrBarber

Some are calling for the governor to resign & that's their right. I don't know what the Gov has done over the years in word, deed & policy to make amends for his past.  But if you call for him to resign, then those who have supported racist voter suppression & blocked restoring the VRA should resign as well....  ~ @RevDrBarber

Some are calling for the governor to resign & that's their right. I don't know what the Gov has done over the years in word, deed & policy to make amends for his past. But if you call for him to resign, then those who have supported racist voter suppression & blocked restoring the VRA should resign as well.... ~ @RevDrBarber

Stark Racial and Ethnic Divides in Concern about Voter Fraud vs. Voter Disenfranchisement  in short, whites are concerned about a type of voter disenfranchisement that rarely occurs and has had no impact on any modern election. People of Color are concerned about a type of voter disenfranchisement that is pervasive and has had an impact on elections.  Source: PRRI 2016 American Values Survey

Stark Racial and Ethnic Divides in Concern about Voter Fraud vs. Voter Disenfranchisement in short, whites are concerned about a type of voter disenfranchisement that rarely occurs and has had no impact on any modern election. People of Color are concerned about a type of voter disenfranchisement that is pervasive and has had an impact on elections. Source: PRRI 2016 American Values Survey

States with the Most African American Felony Disenfranchisement  One-fifth of African American adults in Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia are prohibited from voting.  Source: Urban Institute

States with the Most African American Felony Disenfranchisement One-fifth of African American adults in Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia are prohibited from voting. Source: Urban Institute

Black Disenfranchisement Rates, 2010  Source: The Sentencing Project

Black Disenfranchisement Rates, 2010 Source: The Sentencing Project

"A law preventing tens of thousands of blacks and Latinos from voting is a price worth paying if it stops just one illegal vote! How is that racist?"  Artist: Barry Deutsche, from "White People Ask: 'How Is THAT Racist?'"

"A law preventing tens of thousands of blacks and Latinos from voting is a price worth paying if it stops just one illegal vote! How is that racist?" Artist: Barry Deutsche, from "White People Ask: 'How Is THAT Racist?'"

Race: Political Leadership

Since the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted Black Americans the right to vote in 1870, 125 African-Americans have served in the United States Congress. Only 6 of those have served in the Senate, ad never has there been more than one African-American Senator serving at a time.  Source: Greg Emerson Bocquet

African-American Members of Congress, 1970-Present

Since the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted Black Americans the right to vote in 1870, 125 African-Americans have served in the United States Congress. Only 6 of those have served in the Senate, ad never has there been more than one African-American Senator serving at a time. Source: Greg Emerson Bocquet

Whites Make Up Larger Share of Congress Than of U.S. Population  Source: Pew Research Center

Whites Make Up Larger Share of Congress Than of U.S. Population Source: Pew Research Center

Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Congress: Number of House and Senate Members by Race and Ethnicity  Source: Pew Research Center

Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Congress: Number of House and Senate Members by Race and Ethnicity Source: Pew Research Center

Racist campaign poster from the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1866

Racist campaign poster from the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1866

The State of Women of Color in the United States - Women of Color in elective office, 2012  This infographic shows women's inequalities by race in the labor market, education, and political leadership.  Source: Center for American Progress

The State of Women of Color in the United States - Women of Color in elective office, 2012 This infographic shows women's inequalities by race in the labor market, education, and political leadership. Source: Center for American Progress

"If I have to jump six feet to get the same thing that you have to jump two feet for--that's how racism works. To be president, Obama had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds. Donald Trum had to be rich and white. That's the difference." ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates

"If I have to jump six feet to get the same thing that you have to jump two feet for--that's how racism works. To be president, Obama had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds. Donald Trum had to be rich and white. That's the difference." ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates

"The first thing the (white racist) does when he comes in power, he takes all the Negro leaders and invites them for coffee. To show that he's all right. And those Uncle Toms can't pass up the coffee. They come away from the coffee table telling you and me that this man is all right."  ~ Malcolm X, excerpt from his speech, "The Ballot or the Bullet."

"The first thing the (white racist) does when he comes in power, he takes all the Negro leaders and invites them for coffee. To show that he's all right. And those Uncle Toms can't pass up the coffee. They come away from the coffee table telling you and me that this man is all right." ~ Malcolm X, excerpt from his speech, "The Ballot or the Bullet."

What if I told you... I photoshopped the same face onto every man behind Trump. Would you have noticed if I hadn't said anything? #GOPclones ~ @AwkwardHolland

What if I told you... I photoshopped the same face onto every man behind Trump. Would you have noticed if I hadn't said anything? #GOPclones ~ @AwkwardHolland

This Is Not My Beautiful House  America is getting more and more diverse--for instance, our Hispanic population grew by 43 percent in the past decade along--but you'd never be able to tell it by looking at our Congress. Here's what the House and Senate look like today, alongside what they would look like if they were demographically representative of our nation. Spoiler alert: There's not a lot of color on the Hill.  Sources: CNN​ / FactFinder2.gov / Gallup / OpenSecrets.org / Pew / This…

This Is Not My Beautiful House America is getting more and more diverse--for instance, our Hispanic population grew by 43 percent in the past decade along--but you'd never be able to tell it by looking at our Congress. Here's what the House and Senate look like today, alongside what they would look like if they were demographically representative of our nation. Spoiler alert: There's not a lot of color on the Hill. Sources: CNN​ / FactFinder2.gov / Gallup / OpenSecrets.org / Pew / This…

Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Congress  Number of nonwhite House and Senate members by race/ethnicity  Source: Pew Research Center

Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Congress Number of nonwhite House and Senate members by race/ethnicity Source: Pew Research Center

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Demographics of Asian American eligible voters, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Among Asian American eligible voters, English proficiency varies widely by origin group...  ...as does the share with college degrees  Source: Pew Research Center

Among Asian American eligible voters, English proficiency varies widely by origin group, 2020

Among Asian American eligible voters, English proficiency varies widely by origin group... ...as does the share with college degrees Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Top 10 states with largest numbers and shares of Asian American eligible voters, 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans and Indian Americans are largest origin groups in U.S. Asian electorate  Source: Pew Research Center

Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans & Indian Americans are largest origin groups, 2020

Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans and Indian Americans are largest origin groups in U.S. Asian electorate Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

Around six-in-ten Asians in the U.S. are eligible to vote in November election

Source: Pew Research Center

Source: Pew Research Center

The number and share of Asian American eligible voters will reach new highs in 2020

Source: Pew Research Center

Racial, ideological differences among Democrats in concerns that likely nominee is an older white man, 2020.  Source: Pew Research Center

Racial, ideological differences among Dem's in concerns that likely nominee is an older white man

Racial, ideological differences among Democrats in concerns that likely nominee is an older white man, 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s, 2020.  Source: Pew Research Center

Dem's who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s

Democrats who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s, 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, regardless of their concerns about race, age and gender of party's likely nominee | Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, 2020

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, regardless of their concerns about race, age and gender of party's likely nominee | Source: Pew Research Center

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Percent Eligible Voters Who are Hispanic by State, 2020

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Percent of Eligible Voters Who Are Hispanic by Congressional District, 2020

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"Honestly fucking tired of hearing about what our founders would think. They'd mostly wonder why the fuck women and black people were allowed in the same room as them."  ~ @rudepundit, on the growing partisanship of Democrats and Republicans

"Honestly fucking tired of hearing about what our founders would think. They'd mostly wonder why the fuck women and black people were allowed in the same room as them." ~ @rudepundit, on the growing partisanship of Democrats and Republicans

The reports that Black voters failed to turnout during the 2016 election have been grossly exaggerated.  Source: The Guardian / the Center for American Progress States of Change report, 2019

Black voting representation in 2016 in key battleground states

The reports that Black voters failed to turnout during the 2016 election have been grossly exaggerated. Source: The Guardian / the Center for American Progress States of Change report, 2019

Trump's Campaign Reaching Out to Black Voters, September 5-9, 2019  Black Men 15% Black Women 3% Hispanic Men 37% Hispanic Women 23% White Men 54% White Women 42%  Source: SSRS / CNN

Trump's Campaign Reaching Out to Black Voters, September 5-9, 2019 Black Men 15% Black Women 3% Hispanic Men 37% Hispanic Women 23% White Men 54% White Women 42% Source: SSRS / CNN

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Hispanics projected to become largest minority group in electorate in 2020

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