Stamped

by

Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

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The “Southern Strategy” Term Analysis

Politicians have used the “southern strategy”—appealing to white Southern voters with racism—to build political support since the 1960s. Instead of talking explicitly about white and Black people, they use code words like “ghetto” and “urban.”
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The “Southern Strategy” Term Timeline in Stamped

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Chapter 23: Murder Was the Case
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...saying “Black” and “white,” he used code words like “ghetto,” “urban,” and “thugs.” This “ southern strategy ” won him the election and became the standard racist vocabulary for decades. (full context)
Chapter 24: What War on Drugs?
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Like Nixon, Ronald Reagan won the presidency with the “ southern strategy .” Then, he launched the War on Drugs. Crime was actually going down, and few... (full context)