Whitewashing Paul Ryan’s dog whistle racism

photo via colorlines.com
photo via colorlines.com

In the uproar following Paul Ryan’s comments about a “culture in our inner cities in particular of men not working,” several (white) people have stepped forward to defend him against the¬†“smear” that his statements were racist. Anyone who can listen to this kind of rhetoric from a politician, Democratic or Republican, and not notice racial cues is (often willfully) ¬†ignorant about this country’s history of racism and dog whistle politics.

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