Co-Director Shickler's book "Racial Realignment" highlighted in NYT newsletter on SCOTUS Voting Rights Act ruling

June 9, 2023

In the latest issue of the Interpreter, Amanda Taub outlines several crucial readings that help contextualize the significance of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Voting Rights Act. Seen as a surprising move by the conservative bench, the ruling upheld and reaffirmed one of the crucial remaining powers of the landmark act. Taub identifies "Racial Realignment:The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932–1965", by IGS Co-Director and UC Berkeley Professor of Political Science, Eric Schickler, as a key perspective to help explain how "a bottom-up alliance of powerful trade unions and groups like the N.A.A.C.P. forced the Democratic Party to embrace civil rights, even though that meant losing its longtime power base in the segregated “solid South.”". To read the entire newsletter, click here. 

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