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Since 1982, Minority Congressional Districts Have Tripled—GRAPHIC Since 1982, Minority Congressional Districts Have Tripled—GRAPHIC

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Since 1982, Minority Congressional Districts Have Tripled—GRAPHIC

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(Peter Bell and David Wasserman)

In 1980, the nonwhite share of the U.S. population was 17 percent, and by 1982 there were 35 majority nonwhite districts. In the 2010 census, the nonwhite share of the nation's population had ballooned to 28 percent, mostly fueled by Latino growth. But over the same time period, the number of nonwhite majority districts has more than tripled, to 106. For the first time ever, a majority of states--26--will contain majority nonwhite districts, in part thanks to new deliberately drawn minority-majority seats in Washington state where Asian-Americans are the largest minority group.

 

 

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