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Dangerously Divided: How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics Kindle Edition
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Hanging in the balance is the fate of both American democracy and America’s racial and ethnic minority populations.
'Both within and beyond academe, most acknowledge the centrality of race to American politics. Somehow, however, most of the leading analysts of the American political scene fail to appreciate the ways in which race structures the outcomes of American democracy as well. They go on and on about class, while race (and racism) is relegated to the sidelines. In this much-needed and deft analysis, Hajnal corrects this 'oversight' and provides irrefutable evidence that race-based disparities tell us more about winners and losers in American democracy than do, say, middle-class versus working-class divisions. In these troubled times, Dangerously Divided is essential reading for those who are serious about working toward a more perfect union.' Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington
'Dangerously Divided is a powerful and convincing account of the fundamental role that race plays in American politics. At all levels of government, across varied institutional settings, and over time, Hajnal demonstrates that divisions by race eclipse other potential cleavages. Consequently, whites tend to win in elections and in policy making, while people of color lose.' Jessica Trounstine, University of California, Merced
'Using a novel research design, Zoltan L. Hajnal convincingly demonstrates that race has replaced class as the main dividing line in American politics, and that immigration has become a major contributor to this divide - triggering a backlash that has increased white defections from the Democratic Party. Hajnal's insights on the political impact of the nation's changing demographics, including whether the current anti-immigrant strategy will eventually backfire, make Dangerously Divided a must-read.' William Julius Wilson, author of The Truly Disadvantaged
'A deep dive into ... how racial division fuels our politics and shapes our day-to-day lives ... [Hajnal] expresses himself so simply and clearly in the body of the book that even a journalist can understand him.' Jim Schutze, The Dallas Observer --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File size : 2870 KB
- Publication date : January 2, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 362 pages
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press (January 2, 2020)
- ASIN : B081HWBL2K
- Language: : English
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- Best Sellers Rank: #928,850 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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We are sadly over represented in government by white voters. Elections mean who wins policy and economics. Sadly wealthy and white people are nearly consistent winners. Not for long. Latinos will galvanize?
Zoltan L. Hajnal says the future is bright my friends because white people will be the minority soon because of immigration. Republicans will win more white people if they continue to stoke fears about immigrants. Roughly 5% of the Obama voters that chose Trump were possibly voting in defense of white privilege. There is a psychological phenomenon where people identify with their race not economic status. Voting Republican means you should win on policy. Due to ballot victories, the almost all white Republicans have been responsible for the demise of civil rights and progress. The Grand Old Party was once thought of as the party of the rich. Read to find out if still true!