Academic Year 2014-2015

Event Title

Making Sure the RIGHT People Vote: Identity and Suffrage in American History

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

Start Date

26-3-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

26-3-2015 1:00 PM

Disciplines

American Politics | Political History | Politics and Social Change

Description

Since the founding of this nation, the underlying reality in our electoral systems is not that EVERYONE votes, but rather that every effort is made to assure that only the RIGHT people vote (with different groups at various times defining RIGHT by their own differing standards). The result has been a long history of voter exclusion based on such identity factors as race, gender, and ethnicity. This talk will explore the ongoing link between identity and suffrage—or the extent to which who you are determines whether and how you vote.

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Mar 26th, 12:00 PM Mar 26th, 1:00 PM

Making Sure the RIGHT People Vote: Identity and Suffrage in American History

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

Since the founding of this nation, the underlying reality in our electoral systems is not that EVERYONE votes, but rather that every effort is made to assure that only the RIGHT people vote (with different groups at various times defining RIGHT by their own differing standards). The result has been a long history of voter exclusion based on such identity factors as race, gender, and ethnicity. This talk will explore the ongoing link between identity and suffrage—or the extent to which who you are determines whether and how you vote.