Against the Grain

The Southern Strategy, Racism, and the Republican Party

The overtly racist politics of Donald Trump has been called unprecedented — a break from the Republican Party’s past rules of engagement.  But a look backward, particularly at the GOP’s Southern Strategy to woo white voters based on segregationist or racist appeals, indicates how inaccurate that assumption is. Edward H. Miller discusses the origins of … Continued


The overtly racist politics of Donald Trump has been called unprecedented — a break from the Republican Party’s past rules of engagement.  But a look backward, particularly at the GOP’s Southern Strategy to woo white voters based on segregationist or racist appeals, indicates how inaccurate that assumption is. Edward H. Miller discusses the origins of … Continued


Talkies

Black Lives Matter! Dems and Israel! Leguizamo!

Race relations in America, black lives/blue lives—a great turmoil of tragic proportions. We speak with thoughtful observer/participants.   PLUS: Phyllis Bennis on the Dems party platform and Israel.  PLUS: the brilliant John Leguizamo with his new one-man show, Latin History for Morons.  With host Kris Welch.


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