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How Race Shapes Contemporary Politics

Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race

Ian Haney López is an expert in how racism has evolved in America since the civil rights era. Over the past 50 years, politicians have mastered the use of dog whistles – code words that turn Americans against each other while turning the country over to plutocrats. This political tactic, says Haney López, is “the dark magic” by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests.

BillMoyers.Com

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

2 Comments

  1. Lynn Costanza

    Divide and conquer – a great political weapon against those who do not want to think of bear true responsibility,

    We have seen this before and must remember what it equals as it is happening today and on more levels than racial.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Where else are you seeing the “divide and conquer” tactic?

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