Omar Wasow
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On our last episode this season, we speak with Omar Wasow, assistant professor of politics at Princeton, about his new article that studies how 1960s Black-led protests impacted voting patterns. A key finding is that, while peaceful protests improved Democratic vote share in the 1968 election, violent protests likely led to a shift towards Republicans. We discuss the role of media in framing the protests then and today, and the moral and ethical considerations behind violent and nonviolent protest. Lastly, we also discuss the conversation and controversy the article generated this summer. Additional reading, including articles or books referenced during the episode, are available on our website: DiggingAHolePodcast.com.
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