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Ian Haney-Lopez: Race and Politics in America

The Commonwealth Club

Monday, February 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

Ian Haney-Lopez: Race and Politics in America

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Ian Haney-Lopez, UC Berkeley Professor of Law; Author, Dog Whistle Politics

Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell - Moderator

Haney-Lopez explains that a silent "dog-whistle" language in politics sends one message to the electorate while sending a coded message to a targeted political base. He analyzes how that coded language has contributed to increasing inequality in America since the 1960s.For example, when campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan never mentioned race when he told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. But Haney-Lopez contends that Reagan's "dog whistle" message was about racial minorities — inaudible on one level, but clearly heard on another. In doing so, he says Reagan tapped into a long political tradition used strategically by both liberal and conservative politicians, and this language has remained relevant in the age of the Tea Party and President Obama.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book-signing
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE,  $7 students (with valid ID)
 

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV. - See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-12-04/forest-wars#sthash.NY0gS3CN.dpuf

 

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Commonwealth Club of CA
595 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Monday, February 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)


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