Minority Politics in the U.S 1
MinorityPolitics in the U. S
What was the main issue being addressed by the article’s author?
Hajnal’s article on “How Democrats and Republicans can DrawUncommitted Minorities into Politics” categorically states thatwith the recent trend ethnic and racial minorities will certainly bea majority in the United States. This supports his argument that boththe Republicans and Democrats should be aggressive and come up withunique strategies to capture and sway the vote of the increasingminorities to their side. Most of this minorities including AsianAmericans and Latinos have been addressed as ‘nonidentifiers’when it comes to party politics with the number being over half theirpopulation (Hajnal & Lee, 2015). Democrats have been termed asthe most appealing candidates to these minorities with mostRepublicans receiving overwhelming support for the whites only..
Was the article a review of previous research, or was the author conducting his or her own research?
This research is not original but the hypothesis and conclusions areoriginal. It is based on available data that plays a huge role intrying to illustrate future demographics of the electoral situationin the future. Hajnal uses the available data to stipulate orforecast the trend in United States political demography. The articleprovides some intuition and strategies on how both political partiescan attract minorities to vote their way. Minorities who may includeLatinos, Asian Americans and African Americans need strategists toaddress particular concerns that affect them directly. Recent pollsindicate that there is a rise in uncertainty when it comes toelections on the way minorities are swerved.
What major conclusion did the person writing the article reach?
Many minorities tend to distance themselves with political partiesand only tend to listen to the arguments and policy reform strategiesof the candidates. Therefore, there remains a huge opportunity forparties to try to convince the minorities to vote their way. Eachgroup has its own unique concerns and it is imperative that theysupplement their campaign strategies with tightly packaged appeals toall sub groups of voters (Weller & Nobbs, 2010).
Hajnal, Z., Lee, T. (2015). How Democrats and Republicans can drawuncommitted Minorities into Politics. Retrieved 19/10/2015 from:https://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/content/how-democrats-and-republicans-can-draw-uncommitted-minorities-politics
Weller, M., & Nobbs, K. (2010). Political participation ofminorities: A commentary on international standards and practice.Oxford: Oxford University Press.