Journal of African American Studies

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 109–124 | Cite as

Negative Black Stereotypes, Support for Excessive Use of Force by Police, and Voter Preference for Donald Trump During the 2016 Presidential Primary Election Cycle

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between support for excessive use of force by the police and support for Trump during the 2016 primary election cycle. Findings suggest that White Americans’ support for Trump among primary voters is partly explained by negative racial stereotypes of Black Americans and support for excessive use of force by the police in their dealings with members of the Black community.

Keywords

Negative racial stereotypes Excessive force by the police Minimization of racialized policing Donald Trump 2016 presidential election Voter behavior 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

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