Breaking News: White Democrats More Racist Than White Republicans?
That's not the way this story is played
, but let's look at two little factoids:In fact, white Republicans nationally are 25 percentage points more likely on average to vote for the Democratic senatorial candidate when the GOP hopeful is black, says economist Ebonya Washington of Yale University in a forthcoming article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
And:In House races, white Democrats are 38 percentage points less likely to vote Democratic if their candidate is black.
Not sure why the breakdown is provided only for the Senate for Republicans (how many black Republican Senate candidates have there been? I can only think of Brooke and Keyes) and the House for Democrats, but it's pretty clear that white Democrats are more racist than white Republicans.
Blue Crab Boulevard comes to the same conclusion