Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

US Politics: From dog whistles to fog horns.

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I was invited on Tell me everything with John Fugelsang to talk about my op-ed, Race-baiting for the Presidency in the Atlantic and to answer the question:

Does Racism still work?

 

Discussion Tidbits:
John McCain’s negro child
The Willie Horton Ad
Birthers

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