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Every term the Census has used to describe America’s racial and ethnic groups since 1790

Every term the Census has used to describe America’s racial and ethnic groups since 1790 | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Only one word has remained constant for 220 years: 'white.'
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Redistricting

How can cartography swing an election?  Simple.


Via Seth Dixon
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Miroslav Milosavljević's comment, July 27, 2013 5:56 PM
This great video example may serve students for a better understanding the term. Well done!
Dean Haakenson's curator insight, July 28, 2013 10:40 AM
Thanks Seth Dixon for Scooping this! And thanks Mr. Burton for rescooping. Great lesson for government and geography.
Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 10:14 AM
this video shows the process from which political candidates win their respective elections. gerrymandering is an illegal use of power in the respect to redistricting and moving town lines in order to pump up voting power. this is an illegal action that happens countless times in elections and taper to higher powers. this gerrymandering idea takes the voter power to elect and puts it into the hands of the actual political personnel. by reshaping you can stack votes into one particular area this way you are guaranteed to win that district. this is where you see districts with these crazy shaped areas rather than nice square or other simple shapes.
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What race would you be 100 years ago, according to the US Census?

This interactive graphic shows the census categories for every decade from 1790 to today.
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