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d_legendary1

(2,586 posts)
8. This is what is known as dog whistle language
Fri Jun 19, 2015, 12:01 PM
Jun 2015

The racists pick up on these remarks (criminals, thugs) and already know that they are minorities. They need to be called out on that sort of code language that can arguably incite violence. I remember a would be shooter going out of his way to shoot progressives at the Tides Foundation after watching the Glenn Beck show. At that time nobody knew what the Tides Foundation was.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/30/AR2010073003254.html

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