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Politics & Polls #10: Race & Party Politics

Sep 8, 2016
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In one of the most powerful transformations in the history of American politics, African Americans shifted loyalties to the Democratic Party while Republicans became the party of racial conservatism.
How and why did this happen? Did certain moments in history cause this bipartisan ‘racial realignment?’ How has this realignment led to the political polarization of 2016?
In episode 10 of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Eric Schickler, a political scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, about his new book, “Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965” (Princeton University Press). Podcast Here; All Episodes Here


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