Corpus ID: 165255005

Donald Trump and the Rise of White Identity Politics

  title={Donald Trump and the Rise of White Identity Politics},
  author={John M. Sides and M. Tesler and Lynn Vavreck},
Ingroup identification is generally less prevalent and politically potent for white Americans than it is for other racial groups. We argue, however, that presidential candidates who appeal to racial threats posed to whites from non-whites, such as Donald Trump in 2016, Pat Buchanan in 1996, and George Wallace in 1968, should activate the dormant political power of white consciousness. We show that white consciousness had a significantly stronger impact on evaluations of Trump than on… Expand

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