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date: 25 January 2020

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This article examines racial and ethnic politics in towns and cities in the United States. It reviews the significant developments in the racial and ethnic composition of local places in the United States, and considers the implications of minority representation, both symbolically, as a precursor to psychological shifts in political efficacy and trust, and substantively, moving policy toward co-racial/ethnic preferences. The article also discusses the three prominent areas of inquiry in the fields of urban and racial politics, which include elections and officeholding, and the role of racial/ethnic context in attitudes and behaviors.

Keywords: racial politics, ethnic politics, towns and cities, United States, minority representation, urban politics, elections, officeholding

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