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POLS 1000Worksheet: “Bringing Race In”Instructions.Please follow the guidelines used for all other worksheet assignments.NOTE. After the assignments are scored, Iwill select some responses as “model responses”; these may then be used to help other students better understand thematerial.Introduction.In his book, Domhoff acknowledges that race and ethnicity have played important roles in American politics,although his overall focus is on the overarching importance of class. There is, in fact, a huge debate over the respective roles ofrace and class in the United States. Some argue race is more important while other argues that class is.This worksheet is divided intwo parts.The first part is based on the article, “What Divides Us? Race, Class, and PoliticalChoice?” The author of article, Zoltan Hajnal dives into the debate over race and politics, but with a fairly narrow focus onelections, including the 2016 presidential election.The second part is based on a much shorter article, “How race and identity became the central dividing line in Americanpolitics” by Lee Drutman.Part 1.NOTE.You do not have to read the entire paper by Hajnal.Questions 1-4 are based on the first part of thepaper, up p. 15. You may skim or skip pp. 15-27. For Question 5, read pp. 28-30; for Question 6, read pp. 32-35.1.The article discusses two narratives that offered explanations for Trump’s electoral victory in 2016. What are thesetwo narratives?Narrative #1
2.The author of article, Zoltan Hajnal, poses the question, “Which version of reality [i.e., which narrative] bestdescribes the larger patters of the [2016] election?” and offers a quick answer. What is the author’s answer? (HINT.You can find this in the first section of the article.)
3.The author also considers factors besides race and class, including gender, age, and religion. According to the author,which of these other factors was also very important in determining how people voted?
4.The author also looked at the results from the 2014 congressional election, the 2008 and 2012 elections (whichObama won), and party identification. What was the basic conclusion?
5.Despite clear-cut conclusions based on the author’s analysis,whyis there a strong tendency by media, academics,and other to focus primarily on class rather than race?
6.The author asks the question, “Why race?” How does the author answer?
Part 2.1.As best you can and in your own words, explain the author’s intent in the section, “Politics is a battle over thedividing line of conflict.” That is, what key point or points in the author trying to make in the section?
arguments over the appropriate (re)distribution of economic benefits to the less fortunate," and the second

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