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Title

Negative Black Stereotypes, Support for Excessive Use of Force by Police, and Voter Preference for Donald Trump During the 2016 Presidential Primary Election Cycle

Department

Government and Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2018

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between support for excessive use of force by the police and support for Trump during the 2016 primary election cycle. Findings suggest that White Americans’ support for Trump among primary voters is partly explained by negative racial stereotypes of Black Americans and support for excessive use of force by the police in their dealings with members of the Black community.

Journal Title

Journal of African American Studies

Journal Volume

22

Journal Issue

1

Article Starting Page

109

Article Ending Page

124

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