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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:In 2012 GOP Primary Campaign, "Racist Dog Whistle" Sounds Like a Bullhorn
26 Jan 2012
Interview with Kevin Alexander Gray, writer and activist, conducted by Scott Harris
In 2012 GOP Primary Campaign, "Racist Dog Whistle" Sounds Like a Bullhorn

Interview with Kevin Alexander Gray, writer and activist, conducted by Scott Harris

As candidates for the Republican party nomination for president battle each other in primary states this year, the nation is reminded of the party’s longtime history of appealing to racial hatred. Since President Johnson signed civil rights legislation 40 years ago, many politicians within the GOP have embraced racial politics to win over white voters, especially in the South, where the majority of whites had been loyal Democrats since the New Deal era of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. President Richard Nixon’s exploitation of racial division to win votes in southern states is referred to as the GOP’s “Southern Strategy.”

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