17 October 2013

Only 2% of U.S. Senators are black

With the election yesterday of Cory Booker (D-NJ), we will now have two African-American U.S. senators serving this term. In other words, 2 percent of our U.S. Senators are black, as of this election.

Compare this with the fact that 12.6 percent of the U.S. population is African-American (as of the 2010 census).

Those who say that race no longer matters should think again.

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