Representative democracy? White men STILL STAY WINNING

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.

Shelby Countyshelby county commissionBlacks under-represented on City Council

White men way overrepresented on city council

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