Submitted by NAD on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:34
Last week we posted some reactions to the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots that killed 53 people, wounded thousands and cost more than a billion dollars. It was a perfect storm of police abuse, racial hostility, economic decline and crime, including deadly traffic in crack cocaine.
Submitted by NAD on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 14:04
First, let's agree that scapegoating is older than the nation itself. That said, in politics, these tactics don't always work (see: prop 187 and California's Democratic majority). Every election season comes up with racial dog whistles that a candidate hopes will move votes. What's new is who is being targeted.
Submitted by NAD on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:43
Tomorrow the second big race of the 2012 election will be underway, and pundits say it could be decisive in picking a GOP nominee. But they're always saying a certain race is decisive. How else will they get you to tune in? Elections are a full employment program for political journalists.