The table below gives the proportion of different communities among the candidates who won elections to the US Congress. Compare these to the proportion of these communities in the population of the US. Based on this, would you suggest a system of reservations in the US Congress? If yes, why and for which communities? If no, why not?

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Answer:

  • Blacks and Hispanics ought to be given a reserve in the US Congress based on the percentage of each group in the US population.

  •  Compared to their population, which is 13%, Black people make up 8% fewer states in the House of Representatives.

  • Hispanics require reservations more than other groups because there are less than 5% of them in the House of Representatives compared to their 13.3% population.

  • White people do not require any reservations because they hold 86% of the House of Representatives seats, which is a greater number than the 70% of their population.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.