Bringing Race Back in

Bringing Race Back in

Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of Obama

Book - 2015
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"Bringing Race Back In empirically investigates whether "post-racial" campaign strategies, which are becoming increasingly common, improve black candidates' ability to mobilize and attract voters of all races and ethnicities. In contrast to existing studies, this analysis demonstrates that black candidates who make positive racial appeals (for example, racial appeals that indicate that the candidate will either advance black policy interests or highlight the candidate's connection to the black community without attacking outside political players) not only perform better among blacks; they also improve their standing among Latino voters. Moreover, these appeals do not diminish white voter support. This finding counters conventional wisdom, which suggests that black candidates can succeed in majority white settings only if they distance themselves from the black electorate"--Jacket.
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780813936680
0813936683
Characteristics: x, 168 pages ; 24 cm

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