The “Who Leads Us?” project released a telling report Wednesday on the representation in this here democracy. The headline: It’s still disproportionately white and male. America is 37 percent people of color but 90 percent of elected officials are white.
The short version in Memphis and Shelby County:
White folks are over-represented everywhere.
Women (not shown in the graphs below, but there’s just one white woman on the county commission and two black women on the city council) are under-represented everywhere.