The Case for Identity Politics: Polarization, Demographic Change, and Racial Appeals (Race, Ethnicity, and Politics) .


Following the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, many prominent scholars and political pundits argued that a successful Democratic Party in the future must abandon identity politics. While these calls for Democrats to distance themselves from such strategies have received much attention, there is scant academic work that empirically tests whether nonracial campaigns provide an advantage to Democrats today. As Christopher Stout explains, those who argue for deracialized appeals to voters may not be considering how several high-profile police shootings and acquittals, increasing evidence of growing racial health and economic disparities, retrenchments on voting rights, and the growth of racial hate groups have made race a more salient issue now than in the recent past. Moreover, they fail to account for how demographic changes in the United States have made racial and ethnic minorities a more influential voting bloc.
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Authors: Christopher T. Stout

Date: 2021

Upload Date: 5/30/2022 9:07:27 PM

Format: epub

Pages: 268

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Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 0813944988

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