Atlantic Series: Second-Class Citizens

atlantic1Poverty vs. Democracy in America

The Atlantic / JAN 6, 2014 / Comments: 122
50 years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, tens of millions of second-class Americans are still legally or effectively disenfranchised. [Read article]

atlantic2Should Felons Lose the Vote?

The Atlantic / JAN 7, 2014 / Comments: 278
The poor and minorities are disproportionately locked up—and as a result, disproportionately banned from the polls. [Read article]


atlantic3Immigrant Voting: Crazy Idea?

The Atlantic / JAN 8, 2014 / Comments: 33
Until the 1920s, many states and territories allowed non-citizens to cast ballots. Given their role in American society, it’s worth reconsidering the practice. [Read article]


atlantic4How D.C. and Puerto Rico Lose Out on Democracy

The Atlantic / JAN 9, 2014 / Comments: 84
Is there a connection between deprivation and a lack of federal representation? The people in territories without a vote sure think so. [Read article]


atlantic5Why Are the Poor and Minorities Less Likely to Vote?

The Atlantic / JAN 10, 2014 / Comments: 231
Even when America’s underclass isn’t formally stripped of its ballot, a slew of barriers come between them and full representation and participation. [Read article]


atlantic6How to Solve America’s Democracy and Poverty Crisis

The Atlantic / JAN 10, 2014 / Comments: 86
Hardship is undermining the the nation’s core values. Here are a few steps to help re-level the playing field. [Read article]


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