White Males Will Be Minority Among House Democrats

January will be a milestone for American politics
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2012 4:55 PM CDT
The U.S. Capitol building in 2011.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – For the first time in history, a political party will soon be represented in Congress by a majority of female and minority lawmakers. The Cook Political Report predicts that white males will make up 46% to 48% of House Democrats when the new Congress is sworn in next January, reports USA Today. That's down from 53% in 2010—and 98% in 1950. By contrast, white males will comprise 86% of House Republicans.

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