Inequality in America

Of all the non-white-male Senators and Representatives who have ever been elected to our Congress (all the women, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic/Latinos), one third of them are serving right now; and yet, non-whites are still underrepresented by 100% and women are still under-represented by over 150%! White males still hold 67% of the seats in Congress, which means they remain over-represented by more than 100%! So, while progress has certainly be made in the last 100 years, it remains the case that enormous inequality continues to exist.

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