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Prof. Christopher Parker on KQED radio San Francisco, "Racial Resentment and White Cultural Anxiety Fuel Support of President Trump, Studies Find"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on July 17, 2018 - 2:52pm

Political Science Professor Christopher Parker, along with colleagues Robin DiAngelo (UW) and Diana Mutz (U-Penn), are interviewed for their research into how racial resentment played a factor in turnout for President Trump.

Contrary to a common theme that economic anxiety was not the reason for people voting for Trump but racism in the respect of a fear of loss of power in society.

Most of the data suggests that Trump got many college education white votes, who are better off as a group, than less well-off white voters. So, the economic concerns argument doesn’t stick.
For the full radio interview please click here.