Why are racial minorities more likely to vote for the Democratic Party? Why do racial and ethnic divisions seem to fall so squarely along partisan lines? As part of our series profiling issues that affect American voters, LSA Professor of Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies Vincent Hutchings takes a closer look at the connection between partisanship and race, revealing that the causes of this peculiar racial division in American politics date back more than half a century.

See more from our series profiling political issues that affect American voters:

October 4 - Overcoming Bias
October 11 - Presidential Debates
October 17 - Election Fraud
November 1 - How Voters Make Decisions

Video production by Rob Hess and Natalie Condon.