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Wed June 29, 2011

Does race still impact Providence elections?

PROVIDENCE, RI – When Angel Taveras was running to become Providence's first Latino mayor, Brown University Professor Marion Orr wondered how a city that traditionally elected Irish and Italians to the office would react to having a different ethnic group represented in city hall. So he conducted a survey with a graduate researcher to try and figure out how race played a role in the race.

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