Ian Haney López discussing Dog Whistle Politics on Democracy Now!

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Demos Senior Fellow Ian Haney López discussed his new book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, on Democracy Now! 

López explains:

[Conservatives] are using these sort of coded appeals to say to people two things. One, the biggest threat in your life is not concentrated wealth, it's minorities, and, two, government coddles minorities. And all of these government assistance programs, it's all about giveaways to minorities.