Presentation Title

The Politics of White Identity

Advisor Information

Gregory Petrow

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 4:00 PM

Abstract

Racial group interests compete in politics. Blacks account for over twelve percent of the population in the U.S., but hold less than two percent of public offices. Black candidates and policies associated with race bring out white identity among voters. I argue that white identity causes political inequality blacks experience by showing the relationship of white racial identity and conservative policy preferences and election results. I use regression analysis from the American National Election Study from 2012 and The National Politics Study from 2004. The studies show the potential causes of white racial identity. I look at whites’ racial policy preferences and the relationship of white identity and other prominent racial attitudes, including racial resentment and negative stereotypes toward blacks.

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The Politics of White Identity

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Racial group interests compete in politics. Blacks account for over twelve percent of the population in the U.S., but hold less than two percent of public offices. Black candidates and policies associated with race bring out white identity among voters. I argue that white identity causes political inequality blacks experience by showing the relationship of white racial identity and conservative policy preferences and election results. I use regression analysis from the American National Election Study from 2012 and The National Politics Study from 2004. The studies show the potential causes of white racial identity. I look at whites’ racial policy preferences and the relationship of white identity and other prominent racial attitudes, including racial resentment and negative stereotypes toward blacks.