SOC 134 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Voting Rights Act Of 1965, Literacy Test

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Lecture 7
Voting Discrimination
Remained widespread
1964 act had few specific provisions
Case by case litigation required
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Banned literacy tests
Abolished poll taxes
Appointed federal examiners and observers
Partisanship and Racial Polarization
“ie the ’s, ost hite oters supported the repulia Party
Non-whites remain more loyal to democratic party (regardless of
socioeconomic status)
o Obama got 95% blacks, 41% whites, 67% Latino
Representation
Superficial representation: Process with appointing non-whites to
political positons who are disconnected from the needs and problem
of most non-white citizens
Substantive representation: Correspondence between the goas of
non-white representatives and non-white citizens
Tokenistic fallacy
Voting
Both whites and non-whites rush to polls in larger numbers if the
ticked is racially mixed
White voters re more mobilized in racially integrated communities
than homogenous
Class based voting has decreased and race based voting has increased
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