Does Dog-Whistle Racism Actually Exist?

You’ve probably heard of the GOP’s dog-whistle racism. It refers to any untraceable nod to a voter base’s racial prejudices. It is a political signal of agreement with socially unacceptable or politically incorrect imbalances that is always small or innocent enough to have plausible deniability. Like a dog whistle, it can be heard by the racists, but it doesn’t need to be apologized for by the GOP. The dog-whistle political signal is akin to a “micro-aggression.” It’s a large enough Read more […]