Over the last decade, evidence suggests that Americans’ attitudes towards race and related issues have shifted dramatically. These shifts are particularly pronounced among white liberal voters, who on some racial issues are now even more liberal than Black voters. This panel will consider the nature, causes, and consequences of this so-called “great awokening”. To what extent are these shifts real or merely cheap talk? To what extent did the election of Donald Trump, the Black Lives Matter movement, or other recent events contribute to these shifts? And what are the implications of these shifts for American politics and society?
The Citrin Center is excited to host Anna Mikkelborg, Prof. Omar Wasow, Prof. Andrew Engelhardt, Prof. Deborah Schildkraut, and Dr. Zach Goldhart for a a panel discussion on changing racial attitudes in the US.
Friday, November 3, 2023, 3:30pm to 5:00pm PST
Social Science Matrix conference room, 820 Social Sciences Building, UC Berkeley