- Racial politics, local geography, and white preferences in modern America
This thesis traces the contours of the Black-White color line in modern America by illuminating how Whites’ racialized political behavior varies across local geographic contexts.
In a critical reinterpretation of the racial threat hypothesis, I argue that local geography conditions the relationship between Whites’ racial orientations and their preferences on policies related to race—but not because Whites are passively threatened in proximity to a Black population. Rather, Whites ar...Expand abstract
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