The Anger Gap, another book that came out in the late-2019 lead-up to the 2020 U.S. election, argues that divergent experiences of political anger motivate different styles of civic engagement across racial lines, most notably between black and white Americans. Davin L. Phoenix, who is a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, and is also black, looks at both the underlying factors behind this “anger gap” and its role in driving both electoral participation and anti-racist activism in America.

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