Lecture Slides April 14

Lecture Slides April 14 - 4/12/2010 Public Opinion on...

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4/12/2010 1 Public Opinion on Racial Issues POLS107 April 14, 2010 Professor Jackson Public Opinion on Racial Issues z Racial desegregation (residential, schools, busing) z Fair employment practices z Affirmative action z Government aid to minority groups z Spending on racial issues z Impact of slavery z Other current issues? Civil Rights Attitudes Strong trend toward more support for racial equality in principle (among whites) Less support for specific measures to promote racial equality Busing for school integration Affirmative action ÆÆÆ Principle-Policy gap
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4/12/2010 2 Aid to Blacks Some people feel that the government in Washington should make every possible effort to improve the social and economic position of improve the social and economic position of blacks and other minority groups. Others feel that the government should not make any special effort to help minorities because they should help themselves. (NES 1970-2000) Aid to Blacks 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 1970 1972 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2004 Percentage Support Whites Blacks Opinion on spending on improving the conditions of Blacks 0 197 3 1 975 19 77 1980 83 198 5 987 9 1991 94 1998 2 002 Percen Too lit le About the right amount Too much Are we spending too much money, too little money, or about the right amount on improving the conditions of Blacks?
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