Democracy Now!'s segment on the new book Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, by Ian Haney Lopez, has plenty of chilling archival audio linking Reagan and Lee Atwater to Marco Rubio and the current practice of southern states refusing Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Coded racism is a sophisticated practice, and this is a good primer on how to read it.
Start at 47:00 if your time is super-limited.
Haney Lopez is coming to Seattle's Town Hall to read on January 20. Details.
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