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State legislators are less likely to respond to constituents who are not white

Gell-Redman, Micah, Neil, Visalvanich, Crabtree, Charles and Fariss, Christopher (2018) State legislators are less likely to respond to constituents who are not white. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Jun 2018). Website.

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The election of Donald Trump in 2016 has reignited debates over immigration and race in America. In new research, Micah Gell-Redman, Neil Visalvanich, Charles Crabtree, and Christopher Fariss examine how state legislators respond to minority and immigrant constituents by sending emails to more than 5,000 elected officials in 42 states. They find that Black and Hispanic senders were less likely to receive responses compared to whites, and were especially less likely from Republican legislators. Asians, they write, were even less likely to receive responses, but this was regardless of whether the legislator was a Republican or Democrat.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 16:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:12

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