Project: Elite Communications and Racial Group Conflict in the 21st Century
Elite Communications and Racial Group Conflict in the 21st Century
In the past few decades, the racial and ethnic composition of the United States has undergone dramatic changes. This project studies the ways that co-ethnic political elites and interest group leaders can shape the attitudes that African Americans, Latinos, and Whites have about one another. The data were collected through two survey experiments embedded in a nationally representative Internet survey. The study tests, and in some cases modifies, several theories concerning racial attitudes and identity politics in the fields of political science, sociology, social psychology, and communication studies.