According to current scholarship, the Caucasian population of the United States is expected to be a minority by 2042. As the white majority disappears and politics shift with the changing tide, it is important to understand the voting behaviors of the significant minority voting blocs in the United States. In this book, a variety of voting blocs are examined: African Americans, women, Native Americans, Latinos (Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans), South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis), East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans), Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, and the LGBT community.
In addition to factual and historical information about the minority voting blocs, chapters also explore how Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, felon disenfranchisement laws, and voter ID laws impact a minority group’s voting rights. Finally, the authors and contributors anticipate which issues are likely to influence each group’s voters and affect future elections.
- Provides a thorough analysis of the most prominent minority voting blocks in the United States in an accessible, easy-to-understand format
- Uses the most current scholarship available to provide a resource for students, journalists, and scholars to examine election trends
- Offers the reader a wealth of background and historical information
- Includes a comprehensive bibliography for additional reading
- Delves into topics that will impact future elections