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Ian Haney López

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Ian Haney López teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved since the civil rights era, his research examines the connection between racial divisions and growing wealth inequality in the United States. He co-chaired the AFL-CIO’s Advisory Council on Racial and Economic Justice and co-founded the Race-Class Narrative Project.

His most recent book, "Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America," explains how the political manipulation of coded racism has evolved in the Trump era, while also offering an evidence-based approach to neutralizing political racism and building cross-racial solidarity.

Haney López holds an endowed chair as the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published four books and two anthologies. From legal scholarship to commentary, his writings have appeared across a range of sources, from the Yale Law Journal to The New York Times. 

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Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
New Press
October 2019
ISBN 9781620975640
240 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
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From the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, an essential road map to neutralizing the role of racism as a divide-and-conquer political weapon and to building a broad multiracial progressive future "Ian Haney López has broken the code on the racial politics of the last fifty years. More/less

Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
January 2015
ISBN 9780190229252
277 pages
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Describes how conservatives in government are using race-baiting to coax the middle class with promises of curbing crime, stopping undocumented immigration and even halting Islamic infiltration into voting for right-wing policies that ultimately hurt them and favor the rich.

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