How the Obama presidency may be changing young people’s views of race

Decades of political science research show that political attitudes can be strongly affected by the events we experience in adolescence and young adulthood, or what are sometimes referred to as the “impressionable years.”  New research shows how this applies to the racial attitudes of  young people who came of age politically in the Obama years — people who were born between 1982-92 and thus reached their impressionable years in the 2000s as Obama became a more salient political figure. CONT.

John Sides (GWU), Washington Post