Do Our Votes Count? Race and Political Inequality in American Democracy
Dr. Bernard L. Fraga, Associate Professor of Political Science, will discuss the causes and consequences of racial/ethnic disparities in who turns out to vote. Drawing on research from his recent book The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America, the talk will explain the persistence of large disparities in rates of political participation between whites and non-whites in contemporary elections. The talk will also demonstrate the power of Black, Latinx, and Asian American voters to shape election outcomes when mobilized and empowered to do so, both nationwide and in Georgia specifically.