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Racial Pessimism in the Early Obama Era

@inproceedings{Dawson2011RacialPI,
  title={Racial Pessimism in the Early Obama Era},
  author={M. Dawson and Julie Lee Merseth},
  year={2011}
}
  • M. Dawson, Julie Lee Merseth
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Black pessimism about the prospects for racial equality in the United States rose throughout the 1990s and 2000s. By 2005, 80 percent of African Americans expressed slim to no hope that racial equality would be achieved in the near future, while increasingly large majorities of white respondents reported that blacks either had achieved or would soon achieve racial equality. In 2008, public opinion data from just before the presidential election reveal distinct breaks in both of these long-range… CONTINUE READING
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