In recent readings I have learned that the independent political movement gives

In recent readings i have learned that the

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In recent readings, I have learned that the independent political movement gives more power to minorities and provides reforms to dismantle party control and give more power to voters. Political participation of minorities and majorities is very important for ensuring the legitimacy and stability of democratic governance. Participation in political affairs encourages people to become more knowledgeable about politics and enables individuals to channel their demands to the political system in legal and peaceful ways. I believe that these issues are important with respect to ethnic minorities that are more likely to feel discriminated against. With the political parties, we follow today all the votes and political support from our minority especially Americans cannot be expressed and granted. All in all, if the African American legislators are more committed to advancing their group interests, descriptive representation of ethnic minorities provides better opportunities for adopting policies that are favorable to these groups. Descriptive and substantive representation, in turn, strengthens minority attachment to the political system, their willingness. Chapter 9When Reconstruction ended in 1877, the southern states enforced new laws to restrict the
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voting rights of African Americans. These included requirements like owning property, paying poll taxes, and passing literacy or civics exams. When this law went into effect, the number of votes dropped. Many African Americans who attempted to vote were also threatened physically or feared losing their jobs. One of the major goals of the Civil Rights Movement was to register voters across the South in order for African Americans to gain political power. Although many people argued that African American should not have the right to vote, I believe that if African Americans were always granted this right, our country can have positive effect overall. The long struggle for African American voting rights was part of a centuries-old effort to ensure that the United States Constitution applied to all citizens. Despite the passage of many
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  • Spring '14
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