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Democratic Representation
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Representation What does it mean for one person to represent another? What qualities would you like to find in your ideal representative? What qualities does the U.S. Constitution consider relevant?
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Boxill, “Majoritarian Democracy and Cultural Minorities” Majoritarian democracy – democ in which representatives all come from the majority culture Tyranny of the majority majority groups (factions) forming to enforce legislation that oppresses minority groups; especially a problem when the minority is a cultural minority Constitutional protections not enough
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Boxill’s main arg. P1. Legislation that helps minority culture to flourish may slow advance of majority culture. P2. People often want to feel superior to others, and legislation to help minorities flourish will make it more difficult for those in the majority to feel superior. P3. Since P1 and P2 will be reasons that many in the majority will not support legislation to help minority culture to flourish, representatives
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