Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2022

Department 1

Political Science


Racial resentment has long existed in the United States, with the idea that Black people receive unfair advantages by exploiting their race thus negatively affecting White people. In a time in which politics is drastically polarized, a focus is put onto an individual's political identity. The purpose of this research is to determine under what conditions does race influence vote choice by examining how racial bias influences political affiliation. Using data from the 2012 and 2016 National Election Study, the results revealed that ideological thoughts do have an impact on a person’s political party identity as individuals with a higher rate of racial resentment are more likely to support the Republican Party.


Written for POL 215: Methods of Political Science

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