Voting Rights–and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections by Abigail Thernstrom
English | June 16, 2009 | ISBN: 0844742724 | 250 Pages | EPUB | 4.74 MB
The 1965 Voting Rights Act is the crown jewel of American civil rights legislation. Its passage marked the death knell of the Jim Crow South. But that was the beginning, not the end, of an important debate on race and representation in American democracy. When is the distribution of political power racially fair? Who counts as a representative of black and Hispanic interests? How we answer such questions shapes our politics and public policy in profound but often unrecognized ways.