Black and Hispanic Socioeconomic and Political Competition


Journal Article

Many U.S. cities are becoming significantly multiminority. How does the significant presence of one minority group affect the other minority group? This research explores the question of socioeconomic and political competition between blacks and Hispanics in U.S. urban centers. Based on data from the 49 U.S. cities of over 25,000 population with at least 10 percent black and 10 percent Hispanic in 1980, findings indicate that while there is little evidence of general black and Hispanic socioeconomic and political competition, Hispanics appear to prosper less well socioeconomically and politically in cities with black majorities or pluralities. © 1990, American Political Science Association. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McClain, PD; Karnig, AK

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 535 - 545

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-5943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0554

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/1963534

Citation Source

  • Scopus