A racially diverse America could make the economy less important to elections (op-ed)
- August 12, 2016
- Michael Tesler explains in The Washington Post, Aug. 12, 2016
Michael Tesler, an associate professor of political science at UC Irvine, [writes]: Last month’s Democratic and Republican National conventions showed just how different the two parties have become on matters of race and ethnicity. After observing the conventions’ stark racial and ethnic differences, Bill Maher suggested that the old adage, “it’s the economy, stupid” may not apply to this presidential election. Instead, Maher said, “it’s race, stupid.” Maher may be onto to something.
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