Jason Gainous

Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville



Journal of Black Studies

The New "New Racism" Thesis: Limited Government Values and Race-Conscious Policy Attitudes

Introduction This study responds to the public debate on why some white people oppose large-scale government programs. Several researchers argue that “old racism” may influence some white Americans’ policy attitudes. This theory holds that some white people oppose race-conscious policy, or any policy explicitly intended to benefit Black people because they perceive Black people to…

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