A Symposium on Power, Discrimination, and Identity: Introduction and Commentary
By Ismail White, Princeton University and Betina Cutaia Wilkinson, Wake Forest University
Race continues to divide America deeply. One’s race can be seen as a proxy for where one lives, how one acts, how one thinks and even how one votes. What individuals look like can influence how society responds to them and how society responds to individuals affects their behavior resulting in an endless cycle. Papers in this symposium explore how the experience of people of color in America has shaped the American political system (public policy, political behavior and political institutions) and how people of color have come to understand their position within the American political system.