Minorities Coming to Power
The Denver Post records a notable moment: History caught up with Rep. Terrance Carroll on Wednesday morning as the rising political star became the first ...
History caught up with Rep. Terrance Carroll on Wednesday morning as the rising political star became the first black man to assume the speaker's gavel in the Colorado House of Representatives.
For weeks, the Denver Democrat said, it's been easy to ignore the historic nature of his ascent, which, coupled with Sen. Peter Groff's Senate presidency, marks the first time any state has elected black leaders to both chambers.
Coupled with the fact that the New Hampshire Senate this year became the first chamber to have more women then men, this really shows how minority groups are finding new avenues to political power.
Oh -- and that Obama guy, too.
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