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On December 1, the American Politics Research journal published "Racial Unfairness and Fiscal Politics," co-written by political science professor Katherine Krimmel. The paper investigates the intersection of political activity, identity, and data analysis. 

Testing across a variety of racial and political groups, Krimmel and her coauthor argue that "inequity aversion," or fear of the government allotting money inequitably across racial groups, results in a rejection of support for government funded programs. Their results show that a person's own racial identity greatly affects their views of government spending in a way that mirrors partisanship.