Racial Distinctions within the New Senate


by Lauren G. on Nov 6, 2014 | Views: 256 | Score: 7
White91
Asian American1
African American2
Hispanic3
Native American0
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Lauren G.
Lauren G. on Nov 6, 2014 12:03 PM said:

The newly elected members of the Senate are meant to be an embodiment of the American people and representative of our diverse nation, as a whole. However, out of the 100 individuals that will make up the Senate, 91 of them are white, 3 are Hispanic, 2 are African American, 1 is Asian American, and there are no Native American representatives. Within such a diverse nation with such a large variance in racial and ethnic identities, are these members of the new senate representative of the entirety of the United States?

Natalie Lubsen
Natalie Lubsen on Nov 10, 2014 9:48 PM said:

Hi Lauren, you may want to add the other 3 members whose race is unknown (or if you know it, add that) to this chart so the percentages line up.

Amparo C.
Amparo C. on Nov 11, 2014 1:04 PM said:

What about gender distinctions? savvyroo.com/chart-1310121521…

hgelhot1
hgelhot1 on Nov 13, 2014 1:30 AM said:

How about look at the congress, all the new Black, Female and Young REPUBLICANS who just were elected to office. Folks are happily learning; it is indeed OK to leave the plantation:)

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
Alejandro Esquino Gomez on Nov 22, 2014 9:35 PM said:

That was a particularly offensive phrasing of your comment... However, after reviewing the midterm election results the Republicans elected 2 white women to the Senate, the rest were men. I definitely do not think the Republican party is the bastion of electing women and minorities to office. The Democrats, losing most of their elections were still able to elect a black man and a white woman. These people's names are Joni Ernst, Shelley Capito, Cory Booker, and Jeanne Shaheen respectively, in case you want to fact check. :)

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