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The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama Matthew W. Hughey

The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama

Matthew W. Hughey

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ISBN : 9780814760543
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232 pages
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In The Wrongs of the Right, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks set postracial claims into relief against a background of pre- and post-election racial animus directed at President Obama, his administration, and African Americans. They show howMoreIn The Wrongs of the Right, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks set postracial claims into relief against a background of pre- and post-election racial animus directed at President Obama, his administration, and African Americans. They show how the political Right deploys racial fears, coded language and implicit bias to express and build opposition to the Obama administration. Racial meanings are reservoirs rich in political currency, and the race card remains a potent resource for othering the first black president in a context rife with Nativism, xenophobia, white racial fatigue, and serious racial inequality.