Voting Rights--and Wrongs : The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections (Hardcover)

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In Voting Rights-and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections, Abigail Thernstrom explores the complex issues raised by the Voting Rights Act today. Thernstrom celebrates the landmark 1965 law that opened southern voting booths to African Americans-while challenging its evolution into a tool to create a racially fair distribution of political power. Federal law now requires states to draw majority-minority legislative districts, giving minority voters a uniquely sheltered status. Color-conscious policies were morally justified when the only alternative was the perpetuation of all-white or overwhelmingly white legislatures. Today, such race-conscious districting may create less-rather than more-integrated politics.

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Publisher American Enterprise Institute Press
Mfg Part# 9780844742694
SKU 209928326
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0844742694
Release Date 5/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0316
Publisher American Enterprise Institute Press
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