Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Nation's Richard Kim: The Republican Party as a White Redoubt

The Nation's Richard Kim examines the issue of whether the GOP will choose to pursue voter outreach that appeals almost exclusively to white voters.  Kim notes that while such a path might be a long term loser for the Republicans, it is yielding policies in various states that hurt minorities in the here-and-now.

The Nation: The GOP as a White Stronghold

"For the past two decades, the GOP has waged a crusade to redraw the political map so as to maximize the number of white voters in Republican-leaning districts, while lumping as many minority voters as possible into Democratic-leaning ones. The siege mentality is baked into the very DNA of the party, and it creates a perverse incentive structure in which only white voters matter."

---Richard Kim, The Nation

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