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My presentation at #APSA19 was the 1st time I presented my work on white supremacy publicly. I got several Qs as to whether we really need white supremacy to explain variation in responses to terrorism. Here's why I insist on using the term. 1/
1. White supremacy is more than skin color. It's a system of institutions and practices so deeply embedded in our society that we're trained not to look for it if we're white. It is a system that privileges not only skin color, but also behaviors... 2/
...that we've decided are associated with skin color. POC who behave "like whites" receive more favorable treatment in school, from HR departments, & while walking down the street. Whiteness is a culture, not just physical appearance. 3/
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My new #APSA2019 #apsa19 paper, "The Suburbanization of the Democratic Party, 1992–2018," touches on political geography, ideology, race, Congress, and the college-educated white vote, among other topics. A few main findings follow in the thread below:…
1. The Democrats have become a more suburban party since the 1980s because they have become less rural, not because they've become less urban (figure below shows House elections, but pattern holds for presidency & Senate too):
2. Suburban politics is changing due to growth of racial minority populations, especially in large metro areas. There are now almost as many suburban as urban majority-minority House districts, and there are *more* non-white House Dems from suburban seats than from urban seats.
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