The Obama coalition and the future of American politics

  title={The Obama coalition and the future of American politics},
  author={Lisa Garc{\'i}a Bedolla and Kerry L. Haynie},
  journal={Politics, Groups, and Identities},
  pages={128 - 133}
Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama incited a wave of news articles and commentary discussing the United States’ changing voter demographics and what it could mean for the future of the Republican Party. Conservative commentators, such as Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, publicly lamented the loss of “traditional” white America, to be replaced by a country of non-white voters who “want stuff” from government. What this framing ignores is that the “white”America they lament never actually existed. Since… Expand
  • K. L. Haynie
  • Sociology
  • Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
  • 2019
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