Have you ever heard of a dog whistle? We aren’t talking only about the literal ultrasonic dog whistle, but the figurative one. The low-key way to signal you’re racist or homophonic without getting punched in the face.

Sources:

Pride pictures:

https://www.wenatcheepride.org/

The Racist Roots of the Dog Whistle

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/08/21/racist-roots-dog-whistle/

Offensive political dog whistles: you know them when you hear them. Or do you?

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2016/11/7/13549154/dog-whistles-campaign-racism

Under Discussion: Dog Whistles, Implicatures, and “Law and Order”

https://www.prindleinstitute.org/2020/09/under-discussion-dog-whistles-implicatures-and-law-and-order/

The GOP’s Racial Dog Whistling and the Social Safety Net

https://prospect.org/power/gop-s-racial-dog-whistling-social-safety-net/

Lee Atwater: The dark and dirty side of GOP politics

https://www.baltimoresun.com/bs-mtblog-142445-lee_atwater_is_evil-story.html

The Secret Papers of Lee Atwater, Who Invented the Scurrilous Tactics That Trump Normalized

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-secret-papers-of-lee-atwater-who-invented-the-scurrilous-tactics-that-trump-normalized

Lee Atwater Recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_8E3ENrKrQ

https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/exclusive-lee-atwaters-infamous-1981-interview-southern-strategy/

Willie Horton:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/us/politics/bush-willie-horton.html

https://www.history.com/news/george-bush-willie-horton-racist-ad

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/crime-reshaped-criminal-justice

Hoton Ad:

https://youtu.be/Io9KMSSEZ0Y

Most states had furlough programs in 1988:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1988/06/24/most-states-allow-furloughs-from-prison/ad22836e-111b-4f09-aa6d-6651d2e9a04e/

Arkansas voting history:

https://www.270towin.com/states/Arkansas

Freddie Johnston:

https://www.ktlo.com/2022/04/12/convicted-killer-charged-with-attempted-rape-while-on-furlough/

Hilary Clinton, ‘super predator”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uCrA7ePno

1994 crime bill:

https://www.aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/mass-incarceration/how-1994-crime-bill-fed-mass-incarceration-crisis

Searchable GOP Dog Whistle Ad Database:

https://americasvoice.org/racistadswatch-com-a-searchable-database-tracking-racist-and-xenophobic-dog-whistle-political-ads/

How to recognize dog whistles:

https://hyperallergic.com/615377/how-to-recognize-right-wing-dog-whistles-and-symbols-from-viking-hats-to-flags/

Hate symbol Database by the Anti-defamation league:

https://www.adl.org/resources/hate-symbols/search

Mark Burns calls for the execution of the parents of queer kids:

https://www.advocate.com/news/2022/6/14/pro-trump-sc-candidate-mark-burns-calls-executing-allies-lgbtq-kids

Bible passages about a woman’s role:

https://reformedwiki.com/verses/womens-roles

Bible passages about a man’s role:

https://reformedwiki.com/verses/the-role-of-men

Most child molesters describe themselves as “religious”:

https://reporter.lcms.org/2015/most-child-molesters-religious/

Child abuse statistics:

https://www.rainn.org/statistics/children-and-teens

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