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Confessions of a Young Organizer: Why the Democrats Lost the Midterm Elections

Biko Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Biko Baker

It is my wholehearted belief that Democrats could have picked up another 5 to 7 percent if they had made a strategic investment in young people and communities of color.

GOP Attempting To Keep Eligible African-Americans From Voting In Several States

Newsweek | Jonathan Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a mainstay of Jim Crow segregation: for 100 years after the Civil War, Southern white Democrats kept eligible blacks from voting with poll taxe...