Dog Whistle Politics

How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

Author: Ian Haney-López

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019022925X

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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Describes how conservatives in government are using race-baiting to coax the middle class with promises of curbing crime, stopping undocumented immigration and even halting Islamic infiltration into voting for right-wing policies that ultimately hurt them and favor the rich.
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Dog Whistle Politics

How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

Author: Ian Haney López

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199967504

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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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 Politics, Ian Haney López offers a sweeping account of how politicians and plutocrats deploy veiled racial appeals to persuade white voters to support policies that favor the extremely rich yet threaten their own interests. Dog whistle appeals generate middle-class enthusiasm for political candidates who promise to crack down on crime, curb undocumented immigration, and protect the heartland against Islamic infiltration, but ultimately vote to slash taxes for the rich, give corporations regulatory control over industry and financial markets, and aggressively curtail social services. White voters, convinced by powerful interests that minorities are their true enemies, fail to see the connection between the political agendas they support and the surging wealth inequality that takes an increasing toll on their lives. The tactic continues at full force, with the Republican Party using racial provocations to drum up enthusiasm for weakening unions and public pensions, defunding public schools, and opposing health care reform. Rejecting any simple story of malevolent and obvious racism, Haney López links as never before the two central themes that dominate American politics today: the decline of the middle class and the Republican Party's increasing reliance on white voters. Dog Whistle Politics will generate a lively and much-needed debate about how racial politics has destabilized the American middle class-white and nonwhite members alike.
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Politics and the Mediatization of School Educational Policy

The Dog-Whistle Dynamic

Author: Grant Rodwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000054667

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Despite increasing prevalence over the past three decades and a clear impact on school education policy and practice, education’s connection to dog-whistle journalism and politics has not yet been fully explored. Addressing this gap, Politics and the Mediatization of School Educational Policy examines the emergence and current impact of dog-whistle politics and journalism on education in Australia, the US and the UK, questioning what is at stake when this political dog whistle is directed at school educational policy and practice. Exploring common targets for dog-whistling, such as teaching standards, teacher quality and specific curriculum areas, such as history, sex and health education, the book considers the broader social issues of xenophobia and racism, as well as the decline of print media and rise of digital news sources in its place, with each chapter including an in-depth discussion using peer-reviewed literature on the subject. Following the trail of dog whistles impacting in school educational policy and practice across these three countries, this book explores: To what extent is the dog-whistle dynamic embedded in school educational policy and practice? To what extent does the dog-whistle dynamic affect our understanding of school educational policy and practice? How might we explain the continued flurry of dog whistles impacting school educational policy and practice? As the phenomenon of the dog whistle intensifies both nationally and internationally, this timely and thought-provoking book is necessary reading for academics, postgraduate researchers and all members of school communities.
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Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship and Social Justice

From Swords to Ploughshares

Author: Lateef Mtima

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783470259

Category: Law

Page: 320

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In the Information Age, historically marginalized groups and developing nations continue to strive for socio-economic empowerment within the global community. Their ultimate success largely depends upon their ability to develop, protect, and exploit th
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Merge Left

Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

Author: Ian Haney-López

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781620975640

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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From the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, an essential road map to neutralizing the role of racism as a divide-and-conquer political weapon and to building a broad multiracial progressive future "Ian Haney López has broken the code on the racial politics of the last fifty years."--Bill Moyers In 2014, Ian Haney López in Dog Whistle Politics named and explained the coded racial appeals exploited by right-wing politicians over the last half century--and thereby anticipated the 2016 presidential election. Now the country is heading into what will surely be one of the most consequential elections ever, with the Right gearing up to exploit racial fear-mongering to divide and distract, and the Left splintered over the next step forward. Some want to focus on racial justice head-on; others insist that a race-silent focus on class avoids alienating white voters. Can either approach--race-forward or colorblind--build the progressive supermajorities necessary to break political gridlock and fundamentally change the country's direction? For the past two years, Haney López has been collaborating with a research team of union activists, racial justice leaders, communications specialists, and pollsters. Based on conversations, interviews, and surveys with thousands of people all over the country, the team found a way forward. By merging the fights for racial justice and for shared economic prosperity, they were able to build greater enthusiasm for both goals--and for the cross-racial solidarity needed to win elections. What does this mean? It means that neutralizing the Right's political strategy of racial division is possible, today. And that's the key to everything progressives want to achieve. A work of deep research, nuanced argument, and urgent insight, Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America is an indispensable tool for the upcoming political season and in the larger fight to build racial justice and shared economic prosperity for all of us.
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Rhetoric and Public Affairs 20, No. 1

Author: Martin J. Medhurst

Publisher: Msu Press Journals

ISBN: 9781684300617

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IN THIS ISSUE Articles Nathan S. Atkinson, "Public Exclusions: Garrison State Rhetoric and the Domestic Control of Atomic Energy, 1945-46" Randall Fowler, "Lion's Last Roar, Eagle's First Flight: Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956" Travis Cram, "'An Open Door: Responsibility and the Comic Frame in Obama's Foreign Policy Rhetoric on Iran" Jansen B. Werner, "Building a 'Dwelling Place' for Justice: Ethos Reinvention in Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Where Do We Go from Here?'" Kevin Musgrave, "A Battle for Hearts and Minds: Evangelical Capitalism and Pastoral Power in Bruce Barton's 'The Public'" Review Essay Christine J. Gardner, "Popular Culture and the Evangelical Imagination" Book Reviews Craig R. Smith, Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter, reviewed by Diana B. Carlin Ian Haney López, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, reviewed by Jonathan P. Rossing John Oddo, Intertextuality and the 24-Hour News Cycle: A Day in the Rhetorical Life of Colin Powell's U.N. Address, reviewed by Mark A. Thompson Raka Shome, Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture, reviewed by Haneen Shafeeq Ghabra and Bernadette Marie Calafell Scott Stroud, Kant and the Promise of Rhetoric, reviewed by Ronald C. Arnett
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