Labor Unions and White Racial Politics

  title={Labor Unions and White Racial Politics},
  author={Paul Frymer and Jacob M. Grumbach},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
Scholars and political observers point to declining labor unions, on the one hand, and rising white identity politics, on the other, as profound changes in American politics. However, there has been little attention given to the potential feedback between these forces. In this article, we investigate the role of union membership in shaping white racial attitudes. We draw upon research in history and American political development to generate a theory of interracial labor politics, in which… 

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