Ronald Reagan’s racially tinged stump speeches

By Moyers & Company
Friday, February 28, 2014 11:08 EDT
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A painting of President Ronald Reagan. Photo: Flickr user edalisse, creative commons licensed.
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In Dog Whistle Politics, author and legal scholar Ian Haney López describes how politicians use subtle, racially coded messages — “dog whistles” — to manipulate Americans in the voting booth. One early example, Haney López says, is a story…

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