What does Representation Mean?

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Review the sections of the lecture and your textbook on theories of  Representation and make sure you understand the difference between  descriptive representation and substantive representation. Read the  three articles below. 

1. Read the following opinion essay

The Senate: Affirmative Action for White People   (Links to an external site.)(PDF)

2. Read the following article about a Texas Senate Race

Hispanic identity is already shaping the race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke   (Links to an external site.)(PDF)

3. Read the following analysis about "identity politics"

How America's identity politics went from inclusion to Division   (Links to an external site.) (PDF)

Turn in at least 2 pages (12-pt font double spaced) on the following:

Write at least 1 page double spaced in favor of descriptive representation. Use your textbook, lecture, and at least one example from each of the 3 assigned articles to support your argument.

AND

Write at least 1 page double spaced in favor of substantive representation. Use your textbook, lecture, and at least one example from each of the 3 assigned articles to support your argument.

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