Race: Formal Political Power

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

Race: Voter Demographics

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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.

Race: Suffrage, Voter Suppression & Disenfranchisement

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"The First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States," 1872 Artist: Currier & Ives / Library of Congress
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

Race: Political Leadership

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U.S. white supremacy morphed after the Civil War. It never ended.
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II tweets about voter suppression in North Carolina
the twitter post has been altered to include images of black men in suits and ties
State Rep. Park Cannon is shown being arrested at the Georgia State Capitol Building, March 25, 2021
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.
Asian Americans - Is anyone paying attention to the nation's fastest growing political force?
a woman standing in front of a collage of men and women
This image puts Kamala Harris' Vice Presidency into perspective.
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.
a white and black line shows the number of people in different states, from one person to another
Whites and blacks differ widely in views of how blacks are treated, 2019
Source: Pew Research Center
harper's weekly journal, with an illustration of two men standing in front of a newspaper
"Political Assassinations --Taking the Consequences"
"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.
an old black and white photo of men in suits with beards, from the early nineteenth century
"The First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the U.S.," 1872
"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 Encouragement, Bar Chart, Gap, Good Things
Most Trump voters say Islam encourages violence more than other faiths; Biden voters say no, 2020
Most Trump voters say Islam encourages violence more than other faiths; Biden voters overshelmingly say it does not, 2020 Source: Pew Research Center
Source: Pew Research Center White People, Black People
Most Biden, fewer Trump voters say White people have societal advantages Black people do not, 2020
Source: Pew Research Center
a line graph shows the percentage of women who have been married to each other in different countries
Generation gap widens over perceptions of whether it is more difficult to be Black in the U.S., 2020
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
Since 2016, more voters say it's more difficult to be Black than White in U.S., 2020
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: Pew Research Center Reproductive Rights
Stark divides between Trump, Biden voters over race, 2020
Source: Pew Research Center
Source: Democracy Fund / UCLA Nationscape Survey / The Economist Campaign Strategy, College Degrees, Racial Injustice, The Economist, College Degree, Think Tank, University Of California, Big Picture, Lives Matter
Democratic Presidential Vote Margin, 2016 and 2020 | Probability of voting for Donald Trump
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 New York Times, New York
Percent vote in presidential elections according to race
In 2016, 58% of whites voted for Donald Trump, while only 8% of Blacks did the same. Source New York Times / Edison Research