Voting Hopes or Fears?
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Voting Hopes or Fears? : White Voters, Black Candidates, and Racial Politics in America

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Thirty years after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, whites remain resistant to the election of blacks to public office. This widespread resistance, Keith Reeves illustrates, can be explained in large part by election campaign appeals to whites' racial fears and sentiments. Through innovative experimental studies, Voting Hopes or Fears? provides fresh and startling empirical evidence that the issue of race still pervades the consciousness of American society and prevents blacks from winning elections in districts where whites comprise a majority of the electorate.show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 18 figures
  • 0195101626
  • 9780195101621
  • 2,043,825

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This volume is required reading for undergraduate and gradaute students and faculty concerned with black political reality in the US. * Choice *show more

About Keith Reeves

Keith Reeves is Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvrad University. A former Henry Luce Scholar, he graduated from Swarthmore College, attened Oxford University, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He was an expert witness in Hays v. Louisiana III, a Federal court challenge to the creation of Louisiana's 4th majority-black Congressional District.show more

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