Anger and Racial Politics: The Emotional Foundation of by Antoine J. Banks

By Antoine J. Banks

Politicians, students, and pundits frequently disagree approximately no matter if race has been injected right into a political crusade or coverage debate. a few have suspected that race occasionally enters into politics even if political elites stay away from utilizing racial cues or racially coded language. Anger and Racial Politics presents a theoretical framework for realizing the emotional stipulations below which this influence may ensue. Banks asserts that making whites offended - irrespective of the root for his or her anger - will make rules approximately race extra salient to them. He argues that anger, and never worry or different destructive feelings, offers the root upon which modern white racial attitudes are established. Drawing on a multi-method process, he demonstrates that anger performs a massive position in improving the effect of race on whites' personal tastes for placing an finish to affirmative motion, repealing future health care reform, putting the accomplice flag excessive, and balloting for Tea Party-backed candidates.

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