Anger and Racial Politics: The Emotional Foundation of by Antoine J. Banks

By Antoine J. Banks

Politicians, students, and pundits frequently disagree approximately even if race has been injected right into a political crusade or coverage debate. a few have suspected that race occasionally enters into politics even if political elites keep away from utilizing racial cues or racially coded language. Anger and Racial Politics presents a theoretical framework for knowing the emotional stipulations less than which this impression could take place. Banks asserts that making whites indignant - irrespective of the foundation for his or her anger - will make rules approximately race extra salient to them. He argues that anger, and never worry or different unfavorable feelings, presents the root upon which modern white racial attitudes are established. Drawing on a multi-method procedure, he demonstrates that anger performs an immense function in improving the impression of race on whites' personal tastes for placing an finish to affirmative motion, repealing future health care reform, placing the accomplice flag excessive, and vote casting for Tea Party-backed candidates.

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