Election 2016: What Happened?

Making Sense of the Results

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Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum (441 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307)

The 2016 election cycle was unprecedented in the post-civil rights era in terms of its racial rhetoric and surprising outcome. The results of the election raise many questions about the status of minorities and how we should interpret the voting behavior of all racial and ethnic groups, white and nonwhite. To contribute to this burgeoning dialogue about what happened and why, the James Weldon Johnson Institute organized a post-election roundtable on Friday, November 18, 2016 as part of its Public Dialogues in Race and Difference Series.

Special thanks to our event co-sponsors: Laney Legacy Program in Moral Leadership at Candler School of Theology and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

Election 2016: What Happened - Panelists

Moderated by JWJI Director Andra Gillespie (far left), an associate professor of political science at Emory, the panel featured leading public opinion scholars who were on the front lines of survey research in this election cycle.

Panelists: (l to r)

  • Dr. Adrian Pantoja (Pitzer College), Professor of Political Science and Senior Analyst with Latino Decisions, the largest polling firm specializing in Latino/a public opinion research.  Dr. Pantoja fielded the weekly tracking polls among Latino voters, which were co-sponsored by Telemundo
  • Dr. Vincent Hutchings (University of Michigan), Professor of Political Science and Co-Principal Investigator of the American National Election Study
  • Dr. Janelle Wong (University of Maryland), Director of the Asian American Studies Center and Co-Principal Investigator of the National Asian American Political Survey