Read my piece in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog:
This year, Americans appear to have elected a record 53 African Americans to the House.
Forty-four were reelected. Of those, four-fifths won reelection from majority-minority districts — defined here as districts where non-Hispanic whites form a minority of the voting-age population according to the 2010 Census. That’s what we’ve seen in the past: Historically, black representatives have been elected from majority-minority districts.
But here’s the big news: Eight of the nine newly elected African Americans won in districts dominated by non-Hispanic whites.
Read the full piece online over at the Post.