Sunday, October 04, 2009
Political party and implicit whiteness: As a follow-up to my last post, I wanted to see how much white Democrats and Republicans differ on this "closeness to race" question (N = 567). Seventy-six percent of those who voted for Bush in 2000 said they feel close or very close to their ethnic group or race. The corresponding number for white Gore voters was 72.3 percent. A trivial difference. Implicit whiteness is not a conservative thing.