I got a question about the Texas Legislature

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    How does the percentage of Hispanics in the Texas population compare with the percentage of Hispanics elected into the Texas Legislature? :razz:
     
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    Interesting question. I note that no one has rushed in with an answer. Here's probably why:

    In 2009, there were 31 members of the Texas State Senate. 31. Of those, there were FOUR (4) with Hispanic names. As might be expected, the House fared a little better. In 2009, there were 151 members of the House. Of those, there were TWENTY-ONE (21) with Hispanic names.

    I would be willing to bet the Hispanic population of the Great State of Texas has a much higher percentage of Hispanic citizenry than is represented in its government.
     
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    I don't know what you are implying but there are no poll taxes, restrictions based on race, or any other stuff like that that I know of. Perhaps there aren't any good hispanic politicians running?
     
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    Hispanics make up 36.5% of the state population.

    How are they spread out geographically? If they are mainly clustered in the same areas that could explain the racial disproportion that exists.

    In any case, as was already pointed out, nothing is stopping them from running, so I would guess there is simply a lack of Hispanic candidates running for state office.

    Of course, we're all Americans anyway, so this doesn't really matter, right?
     
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    Assuming all Hispanics must have certain names is racist. Why not ask about California?
     
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    Right. :cuckoo:
     
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    Texas Legislature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Gee there's nothing in that about race, color, creed, sex, orientation or national origin.
     
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    Why isn't 12% of the Senate black?
     
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    Blacks are the second biggest monolithic Dem voting block (the non-living being first) why aren't there 12 Black US Senators?
     

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