How Racial Stereotypes Impacted Voting for Obama and Trump

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White racial attitudes play a strong role in voter attitudes from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, but whites think it’s black voters who decide based on race. Darren Davis finds a racial double standard, where racially resentful whites think blacks vote based on race alone. Randall Swain finds Trump benefited from white racial stereotypes and attracted those unconcerned about police use of force against blacks. Both say racial attitudes increasingly divide the American electorate.

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