Davin L. Phoenix, UCI associate professor of political science and others write, “Our work finds that Black elected representatives may also matter because as members of the same underrepresented group, they can better mirror the moods of Black constituents. … In this way, Maxine Waters’ display of anger, and others like her, may inspire Black citizens to feel that it’s worth staying involved in the struggle to reform policing.” 

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