Does the Two-Party System Benefit African-Americans Today?

Does the Two-Party System Benefit African-Americans Today?

A recent panel on the two-party system was devoid of ethnic diversity.

Published February 28, 2011

This past week I’ve thought quite a bit about the growing debate regarding relevance of the two-party political system in the U.S today. As you may know, analysis and coverage has been all over the Web particularly after a recent panel in New York City. Entitled “The Two-Party System is Making America Ungovernable,” the Oxford-style debate took place before an audience at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which garnered lots of media coverage during and after, featured two notables “for” Arianna Huffington and David Brooks, and two “against” Zev Chafets and P.J. O’Rourke. (Nightline’s John Donvan moderated). Since the panel was so disappointingly void of any ethnic and age diversity, I’ve decided to chop it up a bit with you here about the subject.


Well, as the browning of our country takes place with each hour, it seems completely remiss not to have included this perspective, doesn’t it? And since our population skews younger, it seems even more remiss not to have a viewpoint from a well-versed Gen X or Yer of color on the subject. You matter.

Read the full article at The Atlanta Post.


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Written by The Atlanta Post


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