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It's Really Race

Yesterday, I mentioned the theory that racial conflicts were at the root of a lot of our political disputes even when they're not explicitly mentioned. Then later in the day strolling through the Atlantic's archives looking for something else, I came across Thomas Edsall's May 1991 article on race in politics and didn't really make the connection until I clicked back over to it just now. But there it is -- a classic statement of the thesis.