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Response to gollygee (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:54 AM

18. I believe you are trying to illustrate this



Lee Atwater's description of dog whistles - i.e., making what is the "race problem" into a non-entity by retaining the use of racism to gain votes from the white majority community, but going "abstract" with the message by using terms such as what you describe and those terms noted in the above clip like "forced busing", "states rights", "cutting taxes". He even explicitly uses the term "code" to describe this. They can then deny that any of their racist actions are actually "racist", because they have steered the conversation towards "economics" as the reasoning (sounds familiar here on DU... ahem).

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