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?


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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