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Perceived Racial Efficacy and Voter Engagement Among African-Americans : A Cautionary Tale from 2016

@inproceedings{Barreto2018PerceivedRE,
  title={Perceived Racial Efficacy and Voter Engagement Among African-Americans : A Cautionary Tale from 2016},
  author={Matt A. Barreto and Jonathan E. Collins and Gregory John Leslie and Tye Rush},
  year={2018}
}
Political efficacy plays an important role in mediating the relationship between constituents and their government and positively influences turnout in elections. This paper investigates the effect blacks’ perceptions of racism in American institutions and society have on their propensity to vote in the presidential election. We call this measure racial efficacy. We hypothesize that blacks with high feelings of racial efficacy, the perception that American institutions and society operate and… 
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