2211 Presentation Notes - Fine \u2013 Monforti \u2013 \u201cThe Politics of Race and Gender Ethnicity in Texas Legislature\u201d Does race and gender affect

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Fine – ? Monforti – “The Politics of Race and Gender, Ethnicity in Texas Legislature” Does race and gender affect the legislature Shan – “It takes a Black Candidate….” Looks at debate of minority representation in government, how many minorities are in legislature, how many are running? Percentages Lieb –“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 legislation Minta – “Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Political Representation in Legislation” Discusses lack of diversity by gender and ethnicity in government Chembrinsky – “Federalism from the neighborhood up, LA’s neighborhood counsels….” Argues neighborhood counsels should be used more widely, why minorities are disenfranchised Fraga – “Redistricting and voter turnout” Voter turnout largely affected by redistricting, pros and cons of redistricting. Redistrcting helps minority voter turnout Goughan – “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 right act 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 books Leach – “Democracies, dilemma, explaining…” Studies Myrtle’s Book, “An American Dilemma”. Purposefully institutionalize racism.

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