According to a study presented this week, race and gender are key factors in determining the distribution of power in government. The study, conducted by researchers including UCSB political science professor Pei-te Lien, attempted to better understand elected leadership. The team created a database of more than 10,000 elected officials of color at federal, state, and local levels, and also analyzed the effectiveness of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Study Links Race and Gender to Political Power
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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