Some College Professors Allege Donald Trump is Using “Coded Racist Language”

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

That’s quite a charge:

Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie says The Donald “didn’t get on stage and issue a bunch of racial epithets. We didn’t hear the N-word, and we didn’t hear other words that may offend many people. But just because he didn’t use racial slurs doesn’t mean he didn’t frame issues in a way that people in racial and ethnic groups find problematic.”

UC-Berkeley’s Ian Haney López, author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, went further saying that Trump’s message surpassed Richard Nixon’s 1968 “coded” lingo — due to its inclusion of immigrants and “refugee families with unknown backgrounds.”

College Fix editor Jennifer Kabbany dissected López’s book two and a half years ago. To the author, even seemingly innocuous phrases such as “curb undocumented immigration” and “protect the heartland against Islamic infiltration” are problematic.