Fine – ?Monforti – “The Politics of Race and Gender, Ethnicity in Texas Legislature”Does race and gender affect the legislatureShan – “It takes a Black Candidate….”Looks at debate of minority representation in government, how many minorities are in legislature, how many are running? PercentagesLieb –“Divided America, Minorities missing in many legislatives”Discusses lack of minority representation in legislature, specifically focusing on Hispanics.Sojka – Researched Obama administration’s impact on diversity in legislationMinta – “Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Political Representation in Legislation”Discusses lack of diversity by gender and ethnicity in governmentChembrinsky – “Federalism from the neighborhood up, LA’s neighborhood counsels….”Argues neighborhood counsels should be used more widely, why minorities are disenfranchisedFraga – “Redistricting and voter turnout”Voter turnout largely affected by redistricting, pros and cons of redistricting. Redistrctinghelps minority voter turnoutGoughan – “Has the shelf changed…”Weighs pros and cons of voter ID laws, talks about Voter ID laws accepted by majorities and minorities, how minority representation improved in south.Grossman – “The Case for State Attorney General…”Argues for importance of strong local government for minority engagement. Voting rightact improvements can better protect local gov.Author? - “Native American representatives in South Dakota”Williamson – “Minority representation and political efficacy in public meetings”Importance of mobilizing minorities in democratic representation, public meetings effective in achieving this. Minorities utilize public meetings more than whites.Selmi – “Getting beyond affirmative action, twenty first century”Examines two booksLeach – “Democracies, dilemma, explaining…”Studies Myrtle’s Book, “An American Dilemma”. Purposefully institutionalize racism.