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Unformatted text preview: minority to elect who they wanted d. Drained democrats out of neighboring districts Guarantee that republicans win neighboring districts Republicans big pushers in making minority-majority districts e. Barbara Jordan’s 18 th district – first minority-majority district in Texas (in Houston) and has been held by a black person ever since f. Many people think Voting Rights Act is discriminatory to the south because each time we do anything with an election (even just changing the date of election) we have to go through Washington for clearance II. In the 60s and 70s – democrat smothering – page 145 in black brothers book A. New white districts – entirely in the peripheral south – 2/3 in Texas i. Republicans have greatest amount of success because of race and class B. III. Rise of black electorate and seniority system ends IV....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course GOV 335N taught by Professor Karch during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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