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By Zoltan L. Hajnal

regardless of the hopes of the civil rights circulate, researchers have came upon that the election of African american citizens to workplace has now not tremendously more advantageous the overall healthiness of the black group. through moving the point of interest to the white group, this ebook indicates that black illustration may have a profound influence. using nationwide public opinion surveys, info on vote casting styles in huge American towns, and in-depth stories of l. a. and Chicago, Zoltan Hajnal demonstrates that less than such a lot black mayors there's actual, confident switch within the white vote and within the racial attitudes of white citizens. this transformation happens simply because black incumbency presents concrete info that disproves the fears and expectancies of many white citizens. those findings not just spotlight the significance of black illustration; in addition they show the severe function that info can play in racial politics to the purpose the place black illustration can profoundly regulate white perspectives and white votes.

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