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Twists of FateMultiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives$

Vanessa C. Tyson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190250928

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.001.0001

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(p.159) Appendix B Models of Majority Black, Latino Districts and Influence Districts

(p.159) Appendix B Models of Majority Black, Latino Districts and Influence Districts

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Twists of Fate
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Vanessa C. Tyson

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Oxford University Press

Here I include additional models that focus solely on majority black districts, black influence districts, majority Latino districts and Latino influence districts in the US House of Representatives. Table B1 includes districts that have black majorities or black influence (without regard to the Hispanic population) in the 108th Congress. Table B2 includes districts that have Latino majorities or Latino influence (without regard to the black population) in the 108th Congress. Table B3 includes black majority and influence districts for the 109th Congress. Table B4 includes Latino majority and Latino influence districts for the 109th Congress. (p.160) (p.161) (p.162) (p.163) (p.164)

Table B1 Tobit Estimates of the Effect of District/Legislator Characteristics on % Legislator Support for Civil Rights Legislation, Black Majority/Influence Districts, 108th Congress

Independent Variable

LCCR Total Score

Traditional Civil Rights

Social Welfare

District Characteristics

Black Majority

  • 5.936

  • (6.944)

  • 28.513

  • (17.266)

  • 1.801

  • (7.459)

Black Influence

  • 3.182

  • (4.885)

  • 23.642

  • (13.020)

  • 2.161

  • (5.144)

South

  • −15.157***

  • (2.018)

  • −36.745***

  • (6.007)

  • −14.943***

  • (2.118)

Income (deflated by $1000)

  • −.602***

  • (.145)

  • −1.013*

  • (.401)

  • −.609***

  • (.153)

Education

  • 56.562***

  • (17.215)

  • 130.628**

  • (48.141)

  • 57.746**

  • (18.256)

Urban

  • 22.987***

  • (5.462)

  • 65.698***

  • (14.962)

  • 15.631**

  • (5.745)

Representative Characteristics

Democrat

  • 75.961***

  • (1.953)

  • 127.475***

  • (6.672)

  • 75.784***

  • (2.068)

Race (Black)

  • −7.914

  • (5.838)

  • −37.317*

  • (14.691)

  • −2.750

  • (6.263)

Constant

  • 13.887**

  • (4.991)

  • −47.421***

  • (14.425)

  • 22.125***

  • (5.256)

Number of Observations

434

434

434

Pseudo R2

.8672

.8175

.8607

note: Numbers in parentheses are standard errors.

(*) p < .05

(**) p < .01

(***) p < .001.

Table B2 Tobit Estimates of the Effect of District/Legislator Characteristics on % Legislator Support for Civil Rights Legislation, Latino Majority/Influence Districts, 108th Congress

Independent Variable

LCCR Total Score

Traditional Civil Rights

Social Welfare

District Characteristics

Latino Majority

  • 3.897

  • (8.388)

  • 33.310

  • (20.603)

  • −.780

  • (8.840)

Latino Influence

  • 2.897

  • (4.237)

  • 6.839

  • (11.031)

  • .498

  • (4.448)

South

  • −15.284***

  • (1.993)

  • −36.500***

  • (5.847)

  • −15.001***

  • (2.101)

Income (deflated by $1000)

  • −.571***

  • (.141)

  • −.847*

  • (.386)

  • −.603***

  • (.150)

Education

  • 65.711***

  • (17.854)

  • 155.660**

  • (49.848)

  • 64.451***

  • (18.958)

Urban

  • 16.807**

  • (5.736)

  • 40.773**

  • (15.548)

  • 12.114*

  • (6.066)

Representative Characteristics

Democrat

  • 75.250***

  • (1.894)

  • 125.316***

  • (6.478)

  • 75.441***

  • (2.011)

Race (Latino)

  • 5.672

  • (8.347)

  • −2.398

  • (20.350)

  • 8.676

  • (8.816)

Constant

  • 14.784**

  • (4.974)

  • −42.574**

  • (14.254)

  • 22.808***

  • (5.247)

Number of Observations

434

434

434

Pseudo R2

.8686

.8221

.8611

note: Numbers in parentheses are standard errors.

(*) p < .05

(**) p < .01

(***) p < .001.

Table B3 Tobit Estimates of the Effect of District/Legislator Characteristics on % Legislator Support for Civil Rights Legislation, Black Majority/Influence Districts, 109th Congress

Independent Variable

LCCR Total Score

Traditional Civil Rights

Social Welfare

District Characteristics

Black Majority

  • −.718

  • (7.233)

  • .668

  • (7.571)

  • −5.896

  • (17.349)

Black Influence

  • −.337

  • (5.216)

  • .368

  • (5.427)

  • −3.073

  • (11.082)

South

  • −17.113***

  • (2.204)

  • −18.098***

  • (2.293)

  • −22.648

  • (4.675)

Income (deflated by $1000)

  • −.440**

  • (.160)

  • −.458**

  • (.167)

  • −.547

  • (.351)

Education

  • 50.307**

  • (19.074)

  • 50.665*

  • (19.821)

  • 78.153

  • (44.162)

Urban

  • 25.885***

  • (6.026)

  • 29.297***

  • (6.266)

  • 24.604

  • (13.118)

Representative Characteristics

Democrat

  • 71.581***

  • (2.190)

  • 67.519***

  • (2.279)

  • 113.218

  • (5.758)

Race (Black)

  • 2.497

  • (5.846)

  • 2.259

  • (6.077)

  • 3.312

  • (14.129)

Constant

  • 13.232

  • (5.423)

  • 14.456*

  • (5.640)

  • 8.178

  • (11.500)

Number of Observations

435

435

435

Pseudo R2

.8366

.8153

.7878

note: Numbers in parentheses are standard errors.

(*) p < .05

(**) p < .01

(***) p < .001.

Table B4 Tobit Estimates of the Effect of District/Legislator Characteristics on % Legislator Support for Civil Rights Legislation, Latino Majority/Influence Districts, 109th Congress

Independent Variable

LCCR Total Score

Traditional Civil Rights

Social Welfare

District Characteristics

Latino Majority

  • 5.344

  • (8.889)

  • 7.830

  • (9.188)

  • −3.820

  • (21.686)

Latino Influence

  • 6.331

  • (4.741)

  • 6.240

  • (4.918)

  • 16.206

  • (11.598)

South

  • −17.029***

  • (2.167)

  • −18.010***

  • (2.251)

  • −22.583

  • (4.635)

Income (deflated by $1000)

  • −.445**

  • (.157)

  • −.469**

  • (.164)

  • −.495

  • (.346)

Education

  • 62.031**

  • (19.845)

  • 63.835**

  • (20.599)

  • 93.693

  • (45.396)

Urban

  • 21.155***

  • (6.345)

  • 24.165***

  • (6.597)

  • 15.079

  • (13.745)

Representative Characteristics

Democrat

  • 71.527***

  • (2.106)

  • 67.552***

  • (2.190)

  • 112.419

  • (5.499)

Race (Latino)

  • 4.754

  • (8.686)

  • 3.557

  • (8.958)

  • 22.342

  • (22.971)

Constant

  • 13.700*

  • (5.412)

  • 15.133**

  • (5.622)

  • 8.309

  • (11.474)

Number of Observations

435

435

435

Pseudo R2

.8378

.8174

.7863

note: Numbers in parentheses are standard errors.

(*) p < .05

(**) p < .01

(***) p < .001.