Tuesday Seminar -14 December

Black Canadian Lives Matter in Public Opinion

Nadjim Fréchet (Université de Montréal)

Political cleavages, the relevance of the old ones like the emergence of new ones, are still highly debated in the literature since the canonical work of Lipset and Rokkan (1967). Some political scientists believe important sociodemographic changes in Western democracies might create political cleavages between ethnic minorities and the white majority. In the aftermath of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, the black Canadians demands for racial justice suggest the possibility of political divisions between black and white voters on how to fight racial inequalities in Canada. With data from the 2021 Canadian Election Study, this paper analyzes how black and white voters’ stances differ on measures to correct racial inequalities in Canada.

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This content has been updated on 17 December 2021 at 2 h 16 min.