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Congress in Black and White by Grose

By Grose

The symbolic value of Barack Obama's election is with out query. yet past symbolism, does the election of African-American politicians topic? Grose argues that it does and provides a unified concept of illustration. Electing African-American legislators yields extra federal money and congressional awareness directed towards African-American electorate. in spite of the fact that, race and affirmative motion gerrymandering don't have any influence on public coverage handed in Congress. Grose is the 1st to check a common scan and remarkable second in background within which black legislators - particularly within the U.S. South - represented districts with a majority of white components. this is often the 1st systematic exam of the influence of a legislator's race above and past the impact of constituency racial features. Grose deals coverage prescriptions, together with the recommendation that vote casting rights advocates, the courts, and redistricters draw 'black decisive districts', electorally aggressive districts which are more likely to decide on African Americans.

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