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Black candidates are perceived as more liberal than similar white candidates, and this may be hurting them at the ballot box

Jacobsmeier, Matthew L. (2015) Black candidates are perceived as more liberal than similar white candidates, and this may be hurting them at the ballot box. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

For many, the election of Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008 was a signal that the US had become a post racial society. Despite these beliefs, African-Americans are still disadvantaged when it comes to politics. In new research, Matthew L. Jacobsmeier finds that black candidates tend to be perceived to be more liberal than ideologically similar white candidates, and this may disadvantage them at the voting booth to a greater extent than simpler forms of racial prejudice.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 16:54
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64254

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