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NRO’s domestic-policy blog, by Reihan Salam.

Corey Fields on (Mis)perceptions of Black Republicans



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Corey Fields, a sociologist at Stanford, has a short essay on how black conservatives relate their sense of racial membership to their ideological views. Though I disagree with some of Fields’ analysis, his basic framework, which distinguishes between those who see the status of African Americans through an individualistic lens of “raceblindness” and those who see political participation and the free enterprise system as a vehicle for collective racial uplift, is illuminating. I found the link via the always-enjoyable Twitter feed of Gabriel Rossman.



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