If the senate reflected the actual make-up of the united states there would be:
"If I was arrested for armed robbery and my mug shot was on the television screen, people wouldn't be debating if I was African-American or not. I'd be a black man going to jail. Now if that's true when bad things are happening, there's no reason why I shouldn't be proud of being a black man when good things are happening, too."
New York Times
July 26, 2004
One of the major problems of an MP who is black is to be recognised simply as a member of parliament who is black rather than a black member of parliament; the idea that one is going into parliament to represent black people is absolute baloney but one you constantly have to state is not the case.
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