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Seeing Red in Black and White : Exploring Racial Differences in the Mobilizing Impact of Anger on Political Activity

  title={Seeing Red in Black and White : Exploring Racial Differences in the Mobilizing Impact of Anger on Political Activity},
  author={Davin L. Phoenix},
As numerous studies—and the recent election season—make abundantly clear, anger is a powerful mobilizing force driving electoral participation. Drawing on frameworks provided by cognitive appraisal theory and black ideology, this paper develops an argument explaining why anger arising from policy threats does not mobilize African Americans for political action as it does for whites. I contend thusly that cues of policy threats will lead to racially disparate patterns of participation among… 
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