In an essay for ColorLines examining the upsides and downsides of increased diversity in the new Congress, I write:
This is not tyranny of the majority; right wing conservative white men are no longer the majority in America. House Republicans represent a tyranny of the minority. Their ideological dominance is eroding as quickly as their demographics. Their current power and influence is merely an historical vestige. House Republicans are the appendix of the political body—useless but still able to rupture.
You can read the entire essay here.
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