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Minority Vote

Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

With continued officer-involved shootings, attempts at voter suppression, and ongoing racial and economic disparities, it is easy to push voting to the side. But it is precisely because of tragedies like the deaths of young Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and because of an unequal educational and employment system, that we need to show up at the polls.

Can You See It Now?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

By 2042, people of color are expected to make up a majority of America. One thing is certain: No party that wants to be successful will ever again focus its appeals on a narrow slice of the white electorate.

The New Supermajority: Latinos and People of Color

Clarence Lusane | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Clarence Lusane

While Tuesday's election was an undeniable rejection by tens of millions of the politics of racial animosity, there should be no illusion that the racial panic being exploited by key leaders of the Republican Party and conservative movement is coming to an end anytime soon.

Janell Ross

New Mexico's Voter Purge Tests Voter Psyche, May Suppress Turnout | Janell Ross | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- At New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran's Santa Fe office so many registered voter postcards arrive daily in the mail that four staf...

Carlos Harrison

Advocacy Groups At Forefront Of Voter ID Battles | Carlos Harrison | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

With less than two months to go until Election Day, Hispanic advocacy groups are pressing their fight against voter ID and registration laws that they...

Dan Froomkin

Polling Place Vigilantes In Training | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned that a veritable army of Tea Partyers will descend on polling places in minority neighborhoods to challenge and intimidate vot...

The Obama Campaign's Minority Blueprint

The National Journal | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

When Barack Obama won in 2008, the minority share stood at 26 percent, more than double. How much more it grows, if at all, looms as one of the critic...

Growing Minority Vote Could Rattle Assumptions About 2012 Presidential Election

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

The next America is arriving ahead of schedule. And it could rattle assumptions about the coming presidential election....

Largest Asian-American PAC Endorses Obama

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

On Saturday the largest Asian-American political action committee, the 80-20 Initiative, formally endorsed Sen. Obama for president. They decided on t...

Imminent Death of Down Payment Assistance for Minorities

Jeff Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Johnson

It is bad enough that homeownership rates for blacks and Latinos are close the 30 percentage points below that of whites, but the housing crisis affecting cities is threatening the vitality of neighborhoods.

The Asian-American Minority Swing Vote

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

Hispanics and African Americans dominate debate of the minority vote. But Asian and Pacific Islanders, who comprise the third largest ethnic minority, could prove the decisive swing group come November.