Category Archives: Race

Packing Hispanics

This is the second part in a series of posts examining how to create super-packed congressional districts of one race. Continue reading

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Packing Blacks

This is the first part in a series of posts examining how to create super-packed congressional districts of one race. The other posts in this series pack Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and whites. Packing Blacks In drawing the districts that … Continue reading

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The Myth of a Multiracial American Utopia

The hope is that, as the number of multiracial Americans increases, there will eventually come a time when race does not matter. Everybody will eventually be multiracial, so nobody will think of race anymore. It is an admirable dream. Unfortunately, the dream of a multiracial society in which racism ceases to exist will probably remain just that – a dream. Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 3

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 2

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, Part 1

This is part of three posts analyzing the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, in which Republican Nikki Haley won a closer-than-expected victory over Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The main focus of these posts will be to explore whether a racial effect accounted for Ms. Haley’s unexpected poor performance. Continue reading

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Race and Modern-Day Political Advertising

In the world of campaign commercials, race seems to be invoked in an increasingly and worryingly explicit way. Let’s take a look at some old commercials and compare them to contemporary ones. Here, for instance, is the famous “Willie Horton” … Continue reading

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