Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Chapter 1. Burdens of Our Past

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pp. 1-29

...Ten weeks into a primary season that was supposed to last a month, victory must have seemed near, yet far. Barack Obama had outlasted veteran challengers for the Democratic presidential nomination and even held a delegate lead over his remaining opponent, Hillary Clinton. For a freshman senator to...

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Chapter 2. Ballot Architecture and the Building of Schools

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pp. 30-49

...Heresthetic, according to William Riker (1986), is the art of strategically structuring voting pro cesses in order to manipulate outcomes. As he writes, “Winners induce by more than rhetorical attractions. Typically they win because they have set up the situation in such a way that other people will...

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Chapter 3. Following Neighbors, If Not Leaders

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pp. 50-68

...In 1962, during the centennial of the Civil War, South Carolina’s state legislature passed a bill to raise the Confederate flag atop the state capitol in Columbia. Th ey did not indicate when it should come down. Whether as an act of white defiance during the civil rights movement or a simple oversight, the...

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Chapter 4. Remorse, Retribution, and Restoration

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pp. 69-94

...In 1988, the U.S. Congress issued an apology and authorized a $20,000 payment to each American citizen of Japa nese ancestry who had been interned in detention camps during World War II. Momentous as this gesture was for those who had been in the camps, it was an extraordinary moment in the...

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Chapter 5. A Panoply of Preferences

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pp. 95-116

...As a whole, the legacy of the civil rights movement is ironclad and uncontested. If any part of it remains at stake, it is affirmative action. A triumph of New Deal liberalism to some and “racial engineering of a new and radical sort” to others (Th ernstrom and Th ernstrom 1997, 172), affirmative action...

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Chapter 6. A Spotlight on Race Neutrality

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pp. 117-137

...Principles are integral to the debate over racial issues. To bring down Jim Crow and to promote an integrated society, the leaders of the civil rights movement and political liberals argued for race neutrality. One of the iconic...

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Chapter 7. Changing Minds, If Not Hearts

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pp. 138-150

...John Stuart Mill’s essay “On Liberty” calls attention to one of the central mandates of political psychology, understanding the uneven ways that the opinions upon which demo cratic government relies develop and find expression. We began this book with the concern that, on matters of race, patterns...

Notes

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pp. 151-158

References

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pp. 159-176

Index

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pp. 177-180

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 181-184

...We are grateful to many people for their help, advice, insight, and encouragement on this project. It has been a great adventure, all the more so because of our network of colleagues and friends. Th e foundation of this book is a series of experiments conducted through commercial and academic survey operations throughout...