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Intersectionality in Electoral Politics: A Mess Worth Making

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 September 2006

Wendy Smooth
Affiliation:
Ohio State University

Extract

Prior to the recent reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, I was involved in numerous conversations regarding strategies for its renewal. These conversations prompted me to reflect not only on the impact of the Voting Rights Act for African-American citizenship but in particular on the ways in which it did for African-American women what the Constitution and its amendments had previously failed to do. After all, it is not until the passage of this legislation that African-American women are first extended a modicum of citizenship in the United States.

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CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER AND POLITICS
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© 2006 The Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association

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