We all know that people use code words to describe a feeling and/or action. It’s done within families, communities, and yes, even politics. Many politicians like to use certain words to refer to people, communities, and behaviors.
At the CPAC conference held at the National Harbor, MD, Rep, Paul Ryan hinted to the fact that there is a ‘real culture problem ‘in our inner cities. Let’s face it for a moment – that was a code word
In his book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, author Ian Haney Lopez speaks of manipulation of racism in the service arena. Lopez says his book focuses on ‘elected officials’ ability to tap into bias without being explicit about it, all to gain the support for regressive policies which ironically, hurt working-class white people as much as people of color.”
What’s so interesting about this is that these politicians know what words to use to convey their message without ever really being called on it. However, the good news here is that you’re about to be educated or should I say informed about what to look out for.
Here’s the list:
Without a doubt, Lopez has given us great points. We must never overlook what politicians are saying. Listen carefully and you will uncover hidden agendas.
Source: The Root
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