When Government Fails – Katrina Aftermath.” The Economist, Special Report, September 10,

Race and the American Political Process I (two page discussions)

Both the Mauer and APSA Task Force Report note that the right to vote and hold elected office has expanded overtime in American politics. Yet, they also note the increasing levels of class-, gender-, and race-based inequalities. How is it that both trends can be occurring? Where do you think the United States is headed when it comes to equity and political participation? Cite specific evidence to support your conclusions.

Race and the American Political Process To analyze the role of race and value of race in the American political process. Required Reading

“When Government Fails – Katrina Aftermath.” The Economist, Special Report, September 10, 2005, http://www.economist.com/node/4382437 (accessed July 15, 2012).

“American Democracy in the Age of Rising Inequality.” American Political Science Association Task Force on Inequality and American Democracy, 2004, https://www.scribd.com/document/169369419/American-Democracy-in-the-Age-of-Rising-Inequality-Skocpol-Theda (accessed September 22, 2016).

Brooks, Richard R.W. and Jeon-Slaughter, Haekyung. “Race, Income, and Perceptions of the US Court System.” Behavioral Sciences & the Law, vol. 19 no. 2 (May 2001), pp. 249-264.

Muaer, Marc. “Race, Poverty, and Felon Disenfranchisement.” Poverty and Race Research Action Council (July/August 2002). http://www.prrac.org/full_text.php (accessed July 25, 2012).

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