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Your Call: Dog Whistle Politics, the coded language of race-baiting

Sep 15, 2016

 

On the September 15th edition of Your Call, Ian Haney López joins us to discuss his book Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class.

Across class, gender, and state lines, nine out of ten Republican Party voters are white. It’s become increasingly so over the last half century. “Running on racial appeals, the right has promised to protect supposedly embattled whites, when in reality it has largely harnessed government to the interests of the very affluent,” writes López.

How do we defeat race-baiting politics and hold government accountable? Tweet your questions and comments to @yourcallradio and join us live at 10am with me, Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Ian Haney López, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

 

Web Resources:

Ian Haney López

Bill Moyers and Company: The Most Important Part of Day One That No One Is Focusing On

The Nation:  We Still Need a Future to Believe In

The Nation: How Populists Like Bernie Sanders Should Talk About Racism