Colorlines magazine.Fighting to change the nation's current system of electing a president should top any social justice agenda, writes Executive Editor Bob Wing in the Spring issue of Colorlines magazine ColorLines, founded 1999, is the leading American national, multi-racial magazine devoted to the creativity and complexity of communities of color. This bimonthly news magazine exposes popular lies, reveals hidden truths, and prioritizes the critical stories other . "The tyranny of the white majority is still institutionalized in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize
tr.v. in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
a. To make into, treat as, or give the character of an institution to.
b. in the winner-take-all, two-party, Electoral College electoral college, in U.S. government, the body of electors that chooses the president and vice president. The Constitution, in Article 2, Section 1, provides: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, system," he notes. The system "ensures, even requires, that voters of color be marginalized or totally ignored," Wing writes. "It's a dirty little secret that the Electoral College was rigged up for the express purpose of translating the disproportionate Congressional power of the slaveholders." He adds, since slavery, the new justification for the Electoral College "allows smaller states to retain some impact on elections. And so it does-to the benefit of conservative white Republican states." A failure to change the system, Wing notes, will leave people of color Noun 1. people of color - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
people of colour, colour, color
race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important disenfranchised.