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Ian Haney Lopez

Ian Haney López is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on racism’s evolution since the civil rights era. A constitutional law scholar and chaired law professor at UC Berkeley, as well as a Senior Fellow at Demos, Haney López is the author of three books and his writings have been featured in dozens of publications, from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Salon.com, to Politico, The Nation, Moyers and Company, and The American Prospect.

His most recent book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, lays bare how over the last half century politicians have exploited racial pandering to build resentment toward government that in turn leads many voters to support policies that favor the very wealthiest while hurting everyone else.

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Posted by Demos on Saturday, March 12, 2016