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Racial Stasis: The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics

Christopher D. DeSante and Candis Watts Smith

Abstract

Racial Stasis reveals that rather than the expected upward trend of two steps forward one step back in terms of racial attitudes in America, we witness stagnation. Even though we have seen significant changes in what most Americans clearly understand as racist attitudes, we have not seen the same changes on more symbolic matters. Not only does this book provide evidence that racial progress has flatlined, we also offer several explanations for why. There is probably a plethora of reasons why we see the trend illustrated in the figure above, but a large piece of the puzzle can be explained by t ... More

Keywords: racial progress, 20th Century Racial Attitudes in America, Black Americans, White Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226643595
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226643762.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher D. DeSante, author
Indiana University Bloomington

Candis Watts Smith, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill