Black People : Dog Whistle Politics: How Politicians Use Coded Racism to Push Through Policies Hurting All

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Democracy Now - "Two months after 47 million food stamp recipients were hit with $5 billion in cuts, more are on the way as lawmakers finalize a new farm bill. The measure is likely to slash another $9 billion in food stamps over the next decade, depriving more than 800,000 households of up to $90 in aid per month. We look at how politicians have used coded racial appeals to win support for cuts like these and similar efforts since the 1960s with Ian Haney López, author of the new book, "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class." A senior fellow at Demos and law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, López argues that "this is about race as it wrecks the whole middle class. This sort of racism is being used to fool a lot of whites into voting for Republicans whose main allegiance is to corporate interests.""
     
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    I'm really interested in this particular book. When I first learned about dog whistling and coded-speech in politics long ago, it became a bit of a sick fascination. The amount of manipulation that goes into politics is always amazing.

    Another one for the reading list.
     
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