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Racial Resentment in the Political Mind

Darren W. Davis and David C. Wilson


Racial resentment offers a compelling explanatory framework for understanding racial motivations in contemporary politics. As opposed to attributing social and political attitudes solely to racial prejudice, racial resentment proposes that many more Americans perceive their status and way of life being challenged by undeserving racial and ethnic minorities who are taking advantage of unearned advantages, which ultimately violates values of justice and fairness. African Americans and other minorities are perceived as taking advantage of unearned advantages that come at the expense of Whites. Wh ... More

Keywords: racial resentment, racial prejudice, racism, justice, deservingness, public opinion, political behavior, political attitudes, political psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226814674
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226814704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darren W. Davis, author
University of Notre Dame

David C. Wilson, author
University of Delaware