By the numbers
January 3, 2012 § 4 Comments
The Census quick facts sheets report the following:
USA: 72.4% white, 12.6% black, 16.3% report Hispanic or Latino origin.
Iowa: 91.3% white, 2.9% black, 5% report Hispanic or Latino origin.
NH: 93.9% white, 1.1% black, 2.8% report Hispanic or Latino origin.
This is hardly news. But it IS pretty damn screwed up that two totally unrepresentative states have such a disproportionate impact on who is a viable candidate for President. This is even before we get to their generally conservative leaning populations, lack of dense urban living and a host of other factors.