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The racism at the heart of the Reagan presidency

The racism at the heart of the Reagan presidency

Salon - Ian Haney-Lopez

Excerpted from "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class" The rocket-quick rise of racial politics leveled off briefly in the 1970s, before shooting upward again. In good part because of racial appeals, the Republican Party had transformed …

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