- white people don't elect black representatives
- substantively there is virtually no difference in the representation of African-Americans' concerns when they are represented either by blacks or white non-Southern Democrats, all others (Republicans and Southern Democrats) vote significantly less often for black interest legislation
- while not uniform, it can and has to be argued that African-Americans with all their divergences still do form one large interest group to some extent
I really tried with this paper, would have liked more time, but I am kind of proud anyway. Hope my professor will actually notice and reward this.