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Unformatted text preview: group Since this partisan realignment in the 1970s, most whites are Republican and most nonwhites are Democratic Discursive Co-optation- politicians learned to appropriate the language of the Civil Rights Movement while promoting agendas aimed at dismantling the movement. Racially polarized- the majority of whites tilt toward the Republican Party and a majority of nonwhites align with the Democratic Party. Superficial Representation- the process of appointing to political positions nonwhites disconnected from the needs and problems of most nonwhite citizens. Cares only about diversity in skin color, not diversity in political conviction Substantive Representation- the genuine political representation marked by a correspondence between the goals of nonwhite representatives and those of nonwhite citizens. Requires political representatives from nonwhite communities who will help make change for those communities....
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- Spring '08