by Andrew Hong
We just had a historic election last month, and we all learned a lot about what it means for the composition of our federal and state governments. However, deep in the election data files is information that allows us to learn a lot about our communities, neighbors, race, class, and geography, and how people vote. After publishing a preview article for these midterms (that you should read), I parsed through this midterm election’s data to help answer remaining questions about how South Seattle and our greater community votes. Spoiler: It’s constantly changing.
Continue reading How Race and Class Converged in the 2022 Elections in Seattle
South End voters are not divided by race, but recent trendlines are
by Andrew Hong
South Seattle is a unique and important part of the state to understand. We are the most diverse part of the state, with many neighborhoods being over three-quarters People of Color. However, our community’s needs and an understanding of our communities are often discarded. That includes our politics. Most political analyses of Washington State gloss over Communities of Color, and the analyses that do dive into BIPOC communities often lump all Communities of Color together into one bucket. However, Bellevue Communities of Color are much different from Central Washington Communities of Color which are much different from South End Communities of Color.
Continue reading How Gentrification Shapes South End Politics: Race and Politics in South Seattle