Week 11: Racial politics

Lecture recording


Lecture notes

Tutorial readings

Required readings:


  • James Morone and Rogan Kersh, By the People, Oxford University Press, chapter 4 and 5. (Textbook)
  • Cornel West, “Race Matters”, in Ann Serow and Everett Ladd, The Lanahan Readings in the American Polity. Baltimore, Lanahan Publishing, 1997.


Race clips


Look at Race figures

  • 2008 Election: Blacks, 96 percent Obama to 3 percent McCain; Latinos, 67 percent Obama to 30 percent McCain; and Asians, 63 percent Obama to 34 percent McCain. 
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s00-OoZAWno (Selma March) 

Deeper analysis