Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and openly gay or lesbian members of Congress.
Reflect on what these patterns say about the nature of representation.
Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress?
Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?
Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affects Congress’s business?
How might we as a people address this situation and strive towards equal representation? Make sure to cite the sources used.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources
Provides a thorough discussion of the underrepresentation or equality of representation of women and minorities in Congress in comparison to Congressional demographic makeup
Provides a realistic hypothesis of potential issues caused by different social groups not being equally represented in Congress
Proposes at least three relevant strategies the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.