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Trump and Russia used race to divide America. Now it's a national security problem.

USA Today

Exposing racism works better than silence

Fortunately, new research suggests that shying away from race is less effective with voters than exposing it as a scam that helps guys like Trump and Putin get richer and more powerful.

Activists canvassed 800 homes in Minnesota for experiment designed by Anat Shenker-Osorio, Ian Haney-López and researchers at Demos to test which messaging more effectively rebuts a candidate’s classic racial dog whistles arguing for tax cuts and railing against “illegal aliens.” One message was silent about race and the other specifically called race out and noted that the candidate “wants to pit us against each other in order to gain power for himself and kickbacks for his donors.”