Race and the Race

It should come as no surprise to anyone that racial prejudice exists in the United States and is probably a factor in the election. What’s interesting about this data, however, is the extent of the partisan gap in racial attitudes among white people. That white Democrats have more positive views of black people than do white Republicans, with white independents falling in the middle, is hardly shocking. But the fact that on most of these attributes white independents are much closer to white Republicans is, to me, a very interesting result.