In a country as diverse as the U.S., why does predominantly white Iowa still lead primary season? Here Are Five Better Options

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Former Secretary of Housing and Development Julián Castro has a problem with the lack of racial representation in the first two states kicking off the primary season, Iowa and New Hampshire. Castro, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, called on the Democratic Party to move up states that are more representative of the nation’s population ahead of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. 

Castro recently questioned how fair the presidential primary system is when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity, noting that Iowa and New Hampshire, two states that are each more than 90 percent white, often sets the stage for who will nab the Democratic nomination. 

“I actually do believe that we need to change the order of the states,” Castro told MSNBC on November 10 from Iowa. “Demographically, it’s not reflective of the U.S. as a whole, certainly not reflective of the Democratic Party, and…

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