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OriginalResearchReportsBlackHopeFloats:RacialEmotionRegulationandtheUniquelyMotivatingEffectsofHopeonBlackPoliticalParticipationDavinL.Phoenix*a[a]PoliticalScience,UniversityofCalifornia,Irvine,Irvine,CA,USA.AbstractDrawingupontheoriesofgroupbasedemotion,groupbasedefficacyandappraisal,IproposeamodelofracialemotionregulationtoexplainvariationsinhowBlackandWhiteAmericansrespondemotionallyandbehaviorallytopolicyopportunitycues.Itestthemajorclaimsofthismodelwithdatafromanoriginalexperimentandnationalsurvey.FindingsfromthestudiesindicatethatexpressionsofhopecarryastrongandconsistentmobilizingeffectonthepoliticalparticipationofAfricanAmericans,whileproducingnulleffectsonWhiteparticipation.Idiscusstheimplicationsofthismodelforourunderstandingofthepotentialofhopetoshapeappraisalsandperceptionsofefficacyamongsociallymarginalizedgroups,openingupadistinctpathwaythroughwhichtheycanbemobilizedforpoliticalengagement.Keywords:emotion,hope,race,collectiveefficacy,racialemotionregulation,participation,...