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White Backlash – Immigration, Race, and American Politics - Princeton Scholarship Online
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White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal


This book provides an authoritative assessment of how immigration is reshaping American politics. Using an array of data and analysis, it shows that fears about immigration fundamentally influence white Americans' core political identities, policy preferences, and electoral choices, and that these concerns are at the heart of a large-scale defection of whites from the Democratic to the Republican Party. The book demonstrates that this political backlash has disquieting implications for the future of race relations in America. White Americans' concerns about Latinos and immigration have led to ... More

Keywords: immigration, American politics, Republican Party, Democratic Party, political backlash, race relations, Latinos, white Americans, partisanship, minorities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691164434
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marisa Abrajano, author
University of California, San Diego

Zoltan L. Hajnal, author
University of California, San Diego

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