Unformatted text preview: group Since this partisan realignment in the 1970’s, 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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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course SOC 134 taught by Professor Shoemaker during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Spring '08