The End of Race?: Obama, 2008, and Racial Politics in America

The End of Race?: Obama, 2008, and Racial Politics in America

by Donald R. Kinder, Allison Dale-Riddle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300175191

ISBN-13: 9780300175196

Pub. Date: 01/24/2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

How did race affect the election that gave America its first African American president? This book offers some fascinating, and perhaps controversial, findings. Donald R. Kinder and Allison Dale-Riddle assert that racism was in fact an important factor in 2008, and that if not for racism, Barack Obama would have won in a landslide. On the way to this conclusion,

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How did race affect the election that gave America its first African American president? This book offers some fascinating, and perhaps controversial, findings. Donald R. Kinder and Allison Dale-Riddle assert that racism was in fact an important factor in 2008, and that if not for racism, Barack Obama would have won in a landslide. On the way to this conclusion, they make several other important arguments. In an analysis of the nomination battle between Obama and Hillary Clinton, they show why racial identity matters more in electoral politics than gender identity. Comparing the 2008 election with that of 1960, they find that religion played much the same role in the earlier campaign that race played in ’08. And they argue that racial resentment—a modern form of racism that has superseded the old-fashioned biological variety—is a potent political force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300175196
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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