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Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching “Majority-Minority” United States

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Craig, MA; Rucker, JM; Richeson, JA
Published in: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
May 1, 2018

Do demographic shifts in the racial composition of the United States promote positive changes in the nation’s racial dynamics? Change in response to the nation’s growing diversity is likely, but its direction and scope are less clear. This review integrates emerging social-scientific research that examines how Americans are responding to the projected changes in the racial/ethnic demographics of the United States. Specifically, we review recent empirical research that examines how exposure to information that the United States is becoming a “majority-minority” nation affects racial attitudes and several political outcomes (e.g., ideology, policy preferences), and the psychological mechanisms that give rise to those attitudes. We focus primarily on the reactions of members of the current dominant racial group (i.e., white Americans). We then consider important implications of these findings and propose essential questions for future research.

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Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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1552-3349

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0002-7162

Publication Date

May 1, 2018

Volume

677

Issue

1

Start / End Page

204 / 214

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  • General Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
 

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Craig, M. A., Rucker, J. M., & Richeson, J. A. (2018). Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching “Majority-Minority” United States. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 677(1), 204–214. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002716218766269
Craig, M. A., J. M. Rucker, and J. A. Richeson. “Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching “Majority-Minority” United States.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 677, no. 1 (May 1, 2018): 204–14. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002716218766269.
Craig MA, Rucker JM, Richeson JA. Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching “Majority-Minority” United States. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2018 May 1;677(1):204–14.
Craig, M. A., et al. “Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching “Majority-Minority” United States.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 677, no. 1, May 2018, pp. 204–14. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0002716218766269.
Craig MA, Rucker JM, Richeson JA. Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching “Majority-Minority” United States. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2018 May 1;677(1):204–214.
Journal cover image

Published In

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

DOI

EISSN

1552-3349

ISSN

0002-7162

Publication Date

May 1, 2018

Volume

677

Issue

1

Start / End Page

204 / 214

Related Subject Headings

  • General Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences