Far from costing Obama the election, as some have argued, race may not be much of a factor in people’s decisions – even those with negative attitudes toward blacks, according to an article in Slate Magazine.
People talk about racial prejudice as a trump card – as if it somehow outweighs all other considerations. This isn’t the case, says David Wilson, a University of Delaware professor conducting a survey on race and the presidential election.
“It’s like saying I might hate my boss, but I’m still going to work there. I hate my neighbors, but I’m still going to live in the neighborhood. I hate my life, but I’m not going to kill myself,” says Wilson.
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