I first discovered the correlation between identifying with the Republican Party and racism while reading a textbook on attitudes in grad school. Subsequent studies I’ve read found the same connection. I wrote about it on this blog earlier, after U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts pronounced Republicans not guilty of bigotry, anymore. Well, the justice was wrong, racism continues throughout the country, and now no less a Republican authority than former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s top aide has confirmed it (at least based on his experience). Here’s a link to a recent interview with him:
As we head into the turbulent waters of another Presidential election, I hope sincere, well-intentioned, non-racist Americans who normally vote with the Republicans will give it a second thought.