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Teen Vogue: Report Reflects on the Status of Black Women in the U.S.

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Excerpts from Teen Vogue:

Compared to all other groups of women and men who voted in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, black women voted at a higher rate and were more likely to vote than their male counterparts and white women.

Despite black women’s high voter turnout percentage, they are underrepresented in elected offices throughout the United States because of the structural barriers in place that discourage them from running for political office, like lack of support from political parties and access to male informal networks, fundraising challenges, and because they are less likely to be recruited to run for office, according to the report.

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