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Media Markets Ch2 Questions Where does FL rank among Southern states in number of Blacks and percent of Blacks? FL has one of the largest black populations by number, yet one of the smallest by percentage. Where are blacks clustered in FL looking at both percent of population and raw number? Miami-Dade, Broward, and Duval have the largest number and contain 43% of the entire black population of the state. Gadsden County is the only county in FL that has a majority of blacks. Discuss black voter registration in FL overall and by region. At the most in any one region in FL blacks constitute no more than ¼ of registered voters. Lower numbers in Southwest and Central Florida. Give three reasons for the increase of black elected officials. Voting Rights Act mandated the creation of majority black districts at all levels. As whites and Hispanics have registered as Republicans or independents, black voters have become an increasing percentage of the Democratic electorate. In close races, black
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Unformatted text preview: voters can constitute a decisive voting block. What was the trend in black population in FL between 1900 and 2000 and what explains the trend? Number of blacks grew but the percentage dropped due to a massive influx of whites, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups. What is the effect of black immigration from overseas: where are they from, where are they concentrated, what are their political successes, what are their party affiliations? Black immigration from the Caribbean. Mainly from Haiti and Jamaica. In Miami-Dade the Caribbean blacks have been able to get elected to local offices. Haitian-Americans tend to register as Republicans; Jamaicans as independents. What is the effect of black Floridians in the Democratic Party: statewide, regionally, and in state legislative and congressional office holding? 85% are Democrats. Because many single-member districts in South Florida are overwhelmingly Democratic, the effect of black voting increases sharply there....
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course POS 3182 taught by Professor Jewett during the Spring '09 term at University of Central Florida.

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