Journal Gives Rave Review to Faculty Book
A review in the flagship journal Political Communication praised Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns for offering "the most comprehensive account to date of the racialized communications environment encountered by candidates of color." The book is coauthored by MCC Associate Professor Charlton McIlwain.
The reviewer goes on to state: "Indeed, the authors not only document the extent of positive and negative race-based campaign ads going back to the 1970s, but also quantify the prevalence of racial framing in news coverage of minority candidates’ campaigns since the early 1990s....This book is a must read, then, for anyone interested in racial politics in general and minority candidates in particular."