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City Maps: Are African Americans Being Cut Out of Political Power?

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Every ten years the Census Bureau takes a count of the population to verify numbers of people representing the various "races". Based on this count, city maps are drawn with boundaries that supposedly allow each race of people to be properly represented in the government. But are these maps used to empower or disempower the people? Political activist Bruce Crosby explains the power of a city map and how it is tied to the economic well being of a community.

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