Our Representative Body is Not Very Representative


by United for a Fair Economy on Nov 6, 2013 | Views: 186 | Score: 6
% of Congress
Men83.2
Women16.8
People of Color15.1
Sources: faireconomy.org
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United for a Fair Economy
United for a Fair Economy on Nov 6, 2013 7:50 PM said:

The U.S. may be a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, but wealthy, white males comprise the vast majority of our supposedly representative legislature. Women and people of color are dramatically underrepresented. Women account for 16.8% of Congress (27% of them are women of color). People of color represent only 15.1% of Congress, with only four seats in the Senate.

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