The increasing political power of corporations means that women and people of color have less clout in politics than they deserve. Money in politics perpetuates economic inequality, of course, but it also negatively impacts the feminist fight for equality for women and the struggle to end racial inequities.
…”Money has almost become the sole determining factor as to who can run for office. It now takes millions of dollars to even consider running for Congress, Senate or governor. As a result, there are a lot of 1 percenters and millionaires in high office, and very few middle-class, working-class, and poor people — and hardly any people of color.
President Barack Obama is a rare exception. In the US Senate, there are currently only two Latinos, one Asian American, no African Americans, and not one woman of color. If Senators mirrored the real US population, 27 of them would be people of color.”
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