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Race and Politics: Why are Minorities Still Underrepresented?

"Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum" is a series presented in partnership with the USC Dornsife Collegels Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans and USC Daily Trojan.
As demographics shift in the United States, minorities are playing an increasingly important role in American politics. Minority voting blocs are of great import in local, statewide, and national elections, and members of these communities are choosing to become increasingly involved in the political process by running for office and otherwise entering the political workforce. Despite major strides in diversifying American politics, racial inequalities are still pervasive throughout the field. Join a panel of professionals and USC student leaders to discuss what barriers remain for minorities to enter the realm of politics, government and public affairs, and what steps are needed in order to offer equal political access for all races and ethnicities. Free food served at 11:30AM Discussion begins at noon Food and space are limited. First come, first served.