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1 Race And Politics Historical Ethnic Political Discrimination Adaptations To Prejudice & Discrimination African-American Conservatism Voting Blocs And Political Influence

2 Key Moments In Racial History Slavery ( ) Jim Crow & Black Codes Indian Removal Act (1830) Bureau Of Indian Affairs (1849) The Dawes Act (1887) Indian Citizenship Act (1924) Indian Relocation Act (1956) Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) Immigrant (1907) & Nat’l Origins (1924) Acts Japanese Internment ( ) Bracero Program (1942) & Operation Wetback Mariel Boatlift (1980) Immigration Reform/Control Act (1986)

3 Responses To Political Prejudice Passive Acceptance: Passive Acceptance: When there is a threat to one’s safety and it is smarter not to act or retaliate. Marginal Participation: Marginal Participation: When a group finds an area in society in which they can prosper socially, economically, politically. Assimilation: Assimilation: When a group agrees (?) to lose its own culture to fit in with the dominant culture. Withdrawal/Secession: Withdrawal/Secession: When a group completely severs its ties with society.

4 Responses To Political Prejudice Rebellion/Militancy: Rebellion/Militancy: A public uprising against the discrimination; often forceful, short-lived violent, and militant Organized Protest: Organized Protest: An organized series of marches, speeches, or acts of civil disobedience

5 Black Conservatism 70% of Black Californians voted for Prop 8 53% of Latinos and 49% of Whites/Asians did 53% of Latinos and 49% of Whites/Asians did Black Democrats Are More Conservative Than Their Non-Black Peers

6 Voting Blocs & Influence Year Black Vote DemocratRepublican %Roosevelt*Hoover %StevensonEisenhower* %Kennedy*Nixon %Johnson*Goldwater %McGovernNixon* %Carter*Ford %CarterReagan* %MondaleReagan* %DukakisBush* %Clinton*Bush %Clinton*Dole %GoreBush* %KerryBush* %Obama*McCain %Obama*Romney 2012 Votes For Obama GLBs76% Latinos 71% Asians 73% Unions58% Women 55% $30-50k57% Catholic50% 18-29yo60% Whites 39% Latino Vote For Dems Carter56% Mondale62% Dukakis69% Clinton61% Gore62% Kerry56% Obama71% Sources: Roper Center & New York Times The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Was Filibustered In The Democrat-Controlled Congress For Almost Three Months BY DEMOCRATS “We will resist to the bitter end any measure which would have a tendency to bring about social equality, intermingling, and amalgamation of the races in our Southern states.“ R. Russell (D-GA) The Final Vote? SENATE: 82% Republicans 69% Democrats HOUSE: 80% Republicans 63% Democrats


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