Diversity Lecture: Ian Haney López "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism And Wrecked The Middle Class"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Multi-Cultural Center Lounge, UCSB
5:00 pm
UCCNRS Event

 

Two themes dominate American politics today: at the forefront is declining economic opportunity; coursing underneath is race. Ian Haney López connects both by showing how racial pandering convinces many white voters to support policies that favor the extremely rich and betray the middle class. The John H. Boalt Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, Haney López is the author of White by Law as well as Racism on Trial, and will soon release a new book: Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class.