African Americans in the U.S. Congress
Jamelle Bouie talked about his American Prospect article, “The Other Glass Ceiling,” in which he examined the impediments that… read more
Jamelle Bouie talked about his American Prospect article, “The Other Glass Ceiling,” in which he examined the impediments that remain for African Americans in Congress. Some of the topics he discussed were the difficulties black members of the House have in being elected to the Senate, the states that are more like to elect African Americans, fundraising, and congressional districting. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
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