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Author Haney-López, Ian

Title Dog whistle politics : how coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the middle class / Ian Haney-López
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Contents Preface: learning about racism at Harvard Law -- Introduction: racial politics and the middle class -- The GOP's rise as "the white man's party" -- Strategic racism -- The wrecking begins: Reagan -- The false allure of colorblindness -- Shifting the tune: Clinton and W -- Getting away with racism -- Makers and takers: the Tea Party and Romney -- What's the matter with white voters? -- Obama's post-racial strategy -- Conclusion to end dog whistle politics
Summary Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving ""welfare queens"" and ""strapping young bucks"" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, Reagan never needed to mention race, because he was blowing a dog whistle: sending a message about racial minorities inaudible on one level, but clearly heard on another. In doing so, he tapped into a long political tradition that started with George Wallace and Richard Nixon, and is more relevant than ever in the age of the Tea Party and the first black president. In Dog Whistle
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Post-racialism -- United States -- History
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Communication in politics.
Kommunikation i politiken.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Politics and government
Post-racialism.
Race relations -- Political aspects.
Racism -- Political aspects.
Rasism -- politiska aspekter -- historia.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 21st century
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199964289
1306094690
9780199964284
9781306094696