Kerem Ozan Kalkan
The election of the first African American president in 2008 spurred a renewed interest in the relationship between racial prejudice and voting behavior. But what happens when we begin to expand the definition of prejudice?
In November 2012, when millions of Americans go to polling stations, they will cast their vote for either a black or Mormon presidential candidate. Intergroup attitudes will play a significant role in an election where, for the first time, two men with minority backgrounds have been selected for candidacy by the major parties. Scholars have found that minority candidates have a hard time finding electoral support among white Americans. So,… more