“[A] large Negro population is politically both an asset and a liability. A large Negro populace may not only expect to influence the commitments and behavior of a governor, but it also may expect to arouse the fears of many whites. The larger the Negro population, the greater the perceived threat (in the eyes of whites) and thus the greater the resistance to broad civil rights laws.”

Source: James Q. Wilson. “The Negro in American Politics: The Present.” The American Negro Reference Book (ed. by John P. Davis). pg. 453. 1966.


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