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Thu June 20, 2013

Low Black Turnout At Polls Means Struggle Isn't Over, Says Chair Of Legislative Black Caucus

State Rep. Sylvester Turner
Mose Buchele StateImpact Texas

 This week of Juneteenth, we're taking a look at the 2012 voting numbers for African-Americans, and why there is a gap between younger generations and those from the civil rights era of the 1960s.  

"Lost in translation," is what the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, Houston Democratic Rep. Sylvester Turner, says may be happening when it comes to younger generation blacks showing up at the polls.  He says critical votes cast during events like the civil rights movement are simply just history for a younger generation.

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