Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thomas Edsall: Declining Political Power for Blacks in the South

In a provocative column of the New York Times, Thomas Edsall looks at the relationship between Republican takeovers of state legislatures in the former Confederacy and declining Black political power in these same Southern states.

Edsall's column is linked below.

Thomas Edsall: Blacks are losing political power in the South

"Republicans are currently entrenched, backed by decisive majorities of white voters. Republican legislators in the South have, in turn, moved aggressively on two fronts to secure their power: by designing legislative and Congressional districts minimizing Democratic prospects and by moving ahead with legislation designed to suppress voting under the guise of combating voter fraud."

----Thomas Edsall, New York Times

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