Q. 64.4( 47 Votes )

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?

Answer :

(a) Firstly, it is clear from the above table that the Blacks have lesser number of seats in the House of Representatives as compared to their population. So, for this a system of reservation should be made for them in U.S. Congress.

(b) The need for reservation for the Hispanics is more than the blacks as the number of their members in the House of Representatives is very less as compared to their population.


(c) Whites have already more seats in the house of representatives so there is no need of reservation for them.


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