Study Finds Black Women Underrepresented at All Levels of Political Office

Featured in Atlanta Black Star

A recent study found Black women are underrepresented at all levels of politics — federal, state and local government.

Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics and Higher Heights for America, a national nonprofit that seeks to elevate the voice of Black women in politics, conducted the study. The group argues Black women face distinct challenges when running for political office and are more likely to be discouraged from running than their white counterparts or Black men.

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