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Wisconsin's Black and Latino Caucus to open doors to white legislators

4:56 PM, Dec. 30, 2013
State Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee
State Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee
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Wisconsin now has 12 legislative districts where a majority of constituents are racial or ethnic minorities, and yet just six are represented by minority legislators.

Last session, before redistricting, there were 10 minority-majority districts, eight of which were represented by minority legislators.

That partly explains why this year, for the first time, the Legislature's Black and Latino Caucus is inviting white lawmakers who represent minority-majority districts to participate in meetings, though it's stopping short of granting them full membership with the ability to vote ...

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