From the Huffington Post – WASHINGTON — If the Senate were
representative of the U.S. population, 13 of its 100 members would be African-American. But there have been only six black senators in the country’s history.
Right now, there are zero. And it will likely remain that way after the 2012 elections, since none of the major Senate candidates are black.
“I frankly think it’s a shame, and I think it is reflective of America sometimes still idling in the past,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who is black. “There are enormously talented people in all backgrounds.”
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