Cracks in the Rainbow: Group Commonality as a Basis for Latino and African-American Political Coalitions
Kaufmann, Karen M., Political Research Quarterly
The focus of this article is on mass attitudes and the propensity of blacks and Latinos to build electoral coalitions. The theoretical argument is that perceived commonality between Latinos and African-Americans is essential to constructing mass political alliances. Using recent public opinion data, this research explores the levels of perceived commonality between blacks and Latinos and in particular studies the process by which Latinos come to feel close to African-Americans. This article tests four main hypotheses: pan-Latino affinity, acculturation, perceived discrimination, and racial identity. Findings suggest that pan-Latino affinity is a robust predictor of Latino/black …
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Publication information: Article title: Cracks in the Rainbow: Group Commonality as a Basis for Latino and African-American Political Coalitions. Contributors: Kaufmann, Karen M. - Author. Journal title: Political Research Quarterly. Volume: 56. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2003. Page number: 199. © 2002 Political Research Quarterly. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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