Tag: Election

White Candidate Wins Texas Election by Pretending He's Black

By Chris Hoenig How does a conservative, white Republican win an election in a district overwhelmingly made up of Black Democrats He pretends he’s one of them. Dave Wilson did just that to win a six-year term on the Houston Community College System’s board, misleading voters into believing that he…

Young, Diverse Crowds Celebrate Obama: Neil King Jr., The Wall Street Journal

How are younger voters shifting political mindsets in America At DiversityInc’s Innovation Fest! event, The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. describes the diversity and attitudinal changes that influenced the 2012 presidential election. Changing racial demographics in America also are affecting society’s attitude toward politics, elections and the view of…

Obama's Cabinet Diversity Record 'Embarrassing as Hell'

Why is President Obama’s new Cabinet overwhelmingly white and male A recent group photo of Obama and his advisers in the White House published by The New York Times pinpointed what many have been noticinga huge lack of racial and gender diversity. Is he shortchanging the millions of Blacks, Latinos…

The Voter-Fraud Myth: What Racist Voter ID Laws Are Really About

Are Voter ID laws racistIt’s a question that has touched a nerve in many of our readers.Here is the best response we’ve received to our coverage on this controversial topic: I am of an age that recalls a significant lack of access to certain institutions, like hospitals, for a mother…

'Racist' Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

A judge has stopped Pennsylvania’s voter identification law, one of the most restrictive in the country, from going into effect on Election Day. Are voter ID laws racist These laws disproportionately impact Blacks and Latinos, as well as elderly Americans and people with disabilities. Many observers have said these laws…