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Reparations, systemic racism, and white Democrats’ new racial liberalism - Vox, Apr 2019
"There’s also a certain paradox to the Awokening. As white liberals became more vocal about racial inequality, more racially conservative Democrats left the party and helped power Donald Trump’s electoral victory. This backlash gives the impression that there’s a surging tide of white racism in America."

"The exact implications of this for short-term electoral politics are dicey — older, more rural, less educated whites who are relatively untouched by the Awokening exert disproportionate influence in the political system."
IS  politics  race  polarization  Vox 
april 2019 by pierredv
Political Polarization & Media Habits | Pew Research Center's Journalism Project Oct 2014
"When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study."
journalism  media  politics  polarization  pew  Pew-Research-Center 
december 2014 by pierredv
The Breakthrough Institute - Wicked Polarization
Framing essay for Winter 2013 issue. Built on Rittel & Webber, gives examples, mostly indicting progressives: inner city nutrition, climate change, wealth distribution. Some quotes: Rittel and Webber called these new social and environmental problems “wicked” because experts could only define them in relationship to background solutions, which are themselves shaped by underlying values and a vision of the good society. Since we hold different values, we have different views of wicked problems. “What comprises problem-solution for one,” Rittel and Webber noted, “is problem-generation for another.” As a result, disagreements over social and environmental policy cannot be resolved by experts, who in many ways make them more intractable. “The expert is also the player in a political game, seeking to promote his private vision of goodness over others’.” There is no going back to older notions of objective expertise, for as Rittel and Webber noted, “there are no value-free, true-false ...
politics  wickedproblems  polarization  expertise  via:ScottForbes  Rittel&Webber  *  x:BreakthroughJournal 
february 2013 by pierredv
In South Carolina, a window on an ideologically polarized news market - The Washington Post Jan 2012
"The news audience is so polarized that even when consumers look for more entertaining sorts of news, such as travel or sports stories, they tend to choose sources that match their political leanings — conservatives to Fox News and liberals to National Public Radio, for example — according to a study by professors at Stanford and UCLA that dubbed this phenomenon “selective exposure.” "
politics  media  news  journalism  polarization  WashingtonPost 
january 2012 by pierredv

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