Changing demographics shifting politics

Changing demographics shifting politics
Changing demographics shifting politics

Changing demographics shifting politics

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The United States is undergoing a historic demographic shift, with people of color expected to be a majority of the population by 2043. Similar changes are occurring in the U.S. electorate, albeit at a different rate and driven by different factors. While there are parallels between population changes and electoral shifts, the two do not occur in lock step. The University of Chicago Institute of Politics hosts a discussion on this topic titled “The Changing Electorate: The Impact of Race and Culture at the Voting Booth” on Jan 14. Moderator and MSNBC host Alex Wagner joins us for more. Photo: Flickr/myJon