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Race, Class, and Politics

 

merge-left-coverMerge Left

Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

Merge Left offers an evidence-backed approach to defeating political appeals rooted in racism. Building on Dog Whistle Politics and drawing on a two-year research project, Merge Left shows how to inoculate the public against manufactured racial divisions and to build support for class-conscious, cross-racial alliances.

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books_cover_1Dog Whistle Politics

How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

Dog Whistle Politics offers a sweeping account of 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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The answer to GOP dog whistles? Democrats should talk more about race, not less

with Anat Shenker-Osorio
Washington Post

August 22, 2018

 


 

Race, class and justice: After the midterms, a new way forward for Democrats

conversation with Chauncey Devega,
Salon.com

November 6, 2018

 


 

How a ‘Race-Class Narrative’ Can Work for Democrats

Elaine Godfrey
The Atlantic

August 10, 2018

 


 

The Way Forward For Democrats Is To Address Both Class And Race

with Robert Reich
The Nation

December 12, 2016

 


 

This Is How Trump Convinces His Supporters They’re Not Racist

The Nation

August 2, 2016

 


 

How Populists Like Bernie Sanders Should Talk About Racism

with Heather McGhee
The Nation

January 18, 2016

 


 

Race and Economic Jeopardy for All: A Framing Paper for Defeating Dog Whistle Politics

AFL-CIO

January, 2016

 


 

Rudy Giuliani Is Not Feeling the Love

Huffington Post

February 23, 2014

 


 

Thurgood Marshall Condemned Chokeholds in 1983

Colorlines

December 12, 2014

 


 

Liberals Wrongly Repeat the Race Hustler Attack

Huffington Post

November 4, 2014

 


 

Ebola Fearmongering: The Right’s New Dog Whistle

Moyers and Company

October 17, 2014

 


 

How the Politics of Immigration is Driving Mass Deportation

Moyers and Company

October 7, 2014

 


 

Dog Whistling About ISIS — and Latinos Too

Moyers and Company

September 30, 2014

 


 

Is It Racist to Seek White Votes?

Huffington Post

September 13, 2014

 


 

The Biggest Bigot, and Other Colorblind Lies

Moyers and Company

September 4, 2014

 


 

The Humanity of Michael Brown

Moyers and Company

August 27, 2014

 


 

Race, Genetics, and Voting

Moyers and Company

July 18, 2014

 


 

The Problem with Color-Blind Justice

Moyers and Company

May 1, 2014

 


 

Cliven Bundy and the Soul of Modern Conservativism

Moyers and Company

April 30, 2014

 


 

Is Paul Ryan Racist?

Politico

March 14, 2014

 


 

Six Case Studies in Dog Whistle Politics

Moyers and Company

February 28, 2014

 

 



 

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The Legal Construction of Race (10th Anniversary Edition)

White by Law traces court cases interpreting the requirement that persons be “white” in order to naturalize, on the books until 1952. The courts sought uncertain refuge in criteria that included skin color, facial features, national origin, language, culture, ancestry, and scientific opinion, only to ultimately rely on what the courts themselves labeled “common knowledge.”

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Racism on TrialRacism on Trial

The Chicano Fight for Justice

Racism on Trial tells the astounding story of how young Mexican Americans in Los Angeles entered the civil rights movement to protest inferior schools, and ended up rejecting the claim to white identity embraced by their parents in favor of a “brown and proud” racial identity as Chicanos.

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Intentional Blindness

87 NYU L. Rev. 1779

2012

 


 

Post-Racial Racism: Racial Stratification and Mass Incarceration in the Age of Obama

98 California Law Review 1023

2010

 


 

A Nation of Minorities: Race, Ethnicity, and Reactionary Colorblindness

59 Stanford Law Review 98

2007

 


 

On the Necessity and Challenges of Race Scholarship

Race, Law and Society

2006

 


 

Colorblind White Dominance

White By Law: The Legal Construction of Race

2006

 


 

Race on the 2010 Census: Hispanics and the Shrinking White Majority

134 Daedalus 42 Winter

2005

 


 

Protest, Repression, and Race: Legal Violence and the Chicano Movement

150 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 205

2002

 


 

Institutional Racism: Judicial Conduct and a New Theory of Racial Discrimination

109 Yale Law Journal 1717

2000

 


 

Race, Ethnicity, Erasure: The Salience of Race to LatCrit Theory

85 California Law Review 1143

1997

 


 

The Social Construction of Race: Some Observations on Illusion, Fabrication, and Choice

29 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 1

1994