Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Interloper

What are all y'all's take on White politicians running in Majority Black Districts where the Black vote is divided among many candidates?

3 Comments:

Blogger Luis Villa said...

I tend to be skeptical of any claims that ethnicity should trump competence/responsiveness to constituents/etc.

That said, this seems like a perfect example of where Single Transferable Vote methods would come in handy.

9/16/2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger Luis Villa said...

To be clear, STV would come in handy to more accurately reflect the desire of the electorate- not whether it would put more or less minorities in elected positions.

9/16/2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger N.J.L.S. said...

Professor Rachel Godsil has an interesting take on this issue on Concurring Opinions. She addresses racial politics in a majority minority district, with the added twist of a planned use of eminent domain in the works...definitely worth the read.

9/17/2006 9:05 PM  

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